A French friend of mine mentioned The Salt Of The Earth some time ago, mentioning that she deeply enjoyed it and thought I ought to see it. Unfortunately it was not yet released in English and certainly not in downloadable form accessible to strange folk like me working in Afghanistan. A few days ago, a reader posted […]
Archives for September 2015
The Canon 5D IV: Crucial to Retaining Canon’s Pro User Base! Canon users have been eagerly awaiting a Canon 5D III replacement for some time. Most industry observers expect that the future Canon 5D IV, 5DX (or whatever they end up calling it) is now within sight. An announcement , followed by availability in the […]
Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM Review I recently bought this lens, because my 85mm f1.2 L II is locked away in inaccessible storage and I specifically needed a portrait lens. The fact that the Canon EF 85mm f1.8 is only 40% of the weight of its heavier L sibling means it is more readily taken along […]
In March, I wrote an article about Troilo being stripped of his World Press Photo award. This particular case centred on the misrepresentation of facts, because Troilo allegedly included staged photos in his series that were not from the subject city. World-class photojournalists have been pulled up for excessive image manipulation, staging shots and all sorts in […]
I just thought I’d post a few shots taken on the beach the other day. They should give an idea of what some people like about the this lens (especially the first two).
Reader Shaun O’Boyle (I interviewed him and showcased some of his fantastic photographs here) is heading off to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation and is running a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds. The aim includes photographing the old Scott and Shackleton expedition huts and I know that any help you can give him will be hugely […]
Canon EF 35mm f2 IS Review Introduction This lens surprised quite a few people when it came along, as did the Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS and the EF 28mm f2.8 IS. They are not super-fast, the release prices can only be described as overpriced and there are zooms with stabilization that cover the same […]