Why I’m Disappointed with Canon

I’ve been a Canon user for a very long time, in fact since 1984. Over most of that time, I’ve been pretty happy with Canon. I’ve liked their innovation and their support of what photographers wanted to do with their gear. But over recent years, as my own artistic practice has grown and developed, I […]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware upgrade provides significant still-shooting and Full HD video improvements

Supports advanced user needs through clean HDMI output for video and boosted AF performance for low-light and telephoto shooting Sydney, Australia, 30 April 2013 – Canon Australia today announced that the new firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera is now available for download, delivering considerable improvements to still-shooting and Full […]

Review of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens has begun

Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor. This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro. To start the testing process I grabbed […]

Canon Australia Opens A Canon Academy That Directly Competes With Those Of Us Who Teach Photography And Support Canon

Canon has announced in Australia the opening of the Canon Academy to offer workshops and courses on photography. They have done this by partnering with an existing workshop organisation, URCreative. I have to say that I think this is a really bad idea, and let me explain why. There is an active community already of […]

Canon’s new EOS 60Da delivers top-class image quality and precision shooting to astrophotography enthusiasts

Editor’s comment – Sadly Canon has screwed this camera for infrared photographers by still including an IR blocking filter but just changing its characteristics so that the H-alpha band used by astrophotographers is not attenuated. That is a major shame as it would have been a great opportunity for Canon to properly support us infrared […]

This Week in Photography 4th March 2012 and reflections on the 5D Mark III

A roundup of some of the things about photography on the Internet that I found interesting this week. I guess the most interesting thing to occur this week was the announcement of the new Canon 5D Mark III with only a minor change in resolution compared to the previously announced Nikon D800’s massive jump in […]