EOS-1D Mark IV with WFT-E2 II in HTTP / web server mode

Canon first introduced Wireless File Transmitters to it’s cameras with the WFT-E1 for the EOS-1Ds Mark II way back in history, and since then has provided WiFi transmitters for most of the advanced and professional bodies. With the introduction of the EOS 7D and the WFT-E5 several new and updated features appeared and also several …

Speedlite shoots 90 kilometres

During a recent individual training the topic of flash power came up, the photographer I was talking to was saying his flash wasn’t powerful enough, even though he had a Speedlite 580EX II. I suggested that he try something other than ISO 100 for his flash pictures. The Speedlite 580EX II has a guide number …

Vanguard Alta Pro 263 AT tripod

It often surprises me to see photographers with expensive cameras and lenses balanced on the most unsecure tripods. Your tripod should be sturdy and hold your kit safely and still. Spending somewhere between ten and twenty percent of the value of the kit you put on a tripod seems a reasoned investment. I was asked …

Using EOS Utility to control your Speedlite flash

I’m currently down in South Africa about to go to Cape Town for a couple of days, but for the last few days I’ve been busy at the Sandton Convention Centre presenting on Canon workflow software and also a session about my photography with Speedlites and other light sources. While preparing for the seminars I …

Manfrotto, Novoflex and Frio combination

One of the great advantages of on-camera flash is that there’s somewhere to mount your flash built-in to the camera. With off-camera flash many people start with cables, leads, radio triggers but the most important bit is how to put the flash off-camera and it stay there. Nobody has produced the self-levitating flash that just …

Speedlites for warmth on cold November days

I have done lots of presentations and seminars on Canon Speedlite flash and I like my material to be driven from complete understanding of the facts about how it works and some real world practical experience. Just recently I shot some location pictures in a parkland area in Oxford. Travelling light with no assistant I …

Lastolite EzyBox quad bracket

I first saw the EzyBox quad bracket at the Wilkinson Cameras Digital Splash event. After a good discussion with Keith Sanderson from Lastolite I decided to purchase one to use with my Speedlites and a Lastolite EzyBox 60cm x 90 cm softbox that I normally use with my studio lights. EzyBox Quad Bracket Lastolite offers …