RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lens

Canon’s RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lens has replaced my oldest EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens, which provided nearly 30 years of outstanding continuous service. The mirrorless revolution is spreading through my camera bag at a pace, with a new RF lens replacing my long lived and beloved EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. I’ve had …

Canon updates Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT – version 2

Canon has announced an update to the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, it’s called the ST-E3-RT (Ver.2). Launched back in 2012 this is the first update in almost nine years and adds features when it’s used with the latest cameras and Speedlite EL-1. ST-E3-RT Ver.2, what’s new? Second curtain sync flash – something Canon has never had …

moved to mirrorless with EOS R6

I have moved to mirrorless with the EOS R6, and I really don’t expect to be using a DSLR for my photography anymore. It is almost exactly a year since I wrote about how the EOS R had taken over my photography by becoming my most used EOS camera in 2019. The problem for me …

40mm pancake lens

My EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is my standard lens. What I like is the extreme compact size, light weight and silent operation coupled with super sharp results. 50mm is not my standard, 40mm is… I’ve come to think of the 40mm pancake as my standard lens, despite owning a few different 50mm lenses, …

second curtain sync

Second curtain sync is when the flash is triggered just at the end of the shutter opening time. Conventionally the flash fires at the start of the exposure when the first shutter curtain has fully uncovered the sensor, and there’s a visual difference in photos if the subject is moving.   Rear curtain sync is also …