review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS -- Canon redeems itself

The title there is quite an exclamation - Canon redeems itself. And you may well wonder what Canon had to redeem itself for. Well, my experience with Canon over the years has been a clouded one. A number of years back I moved back to Nikon again when I couldn't handle the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L going out of  Read more inside...

photo session: urban ballerina – Viktoria

photo session: urban ballerina - Viktoria

Late afternoon in New York, with the sun-light glinting off the glass buildings - dramatic light for a ballerina in an urban setting. However, the sunlight that was reflecting off the buildings wasn't consistent, and did not necessarily fall in a place where we could use it. So I created my own with an off-camera speedlight  Read more inside...

ISO comparison – various Canon and Nikon cameras

ISO comparison - Canon 5D mkII, 5D mk III, Canon 6D, Canon 1Dx, Nikon D4, Nikon D600

I had a number of people ask about more details about the Canon 6D and whether I would recommend the Canon 6D (vendor), or Canon 5D mark III (vendor). It's tough enough to give advice at best of times, since the decision to buy a top-notch camera is a nuanced one.  Read more inside...

using the Canon EOS 6D in movie mode (model: Anastasia)

using the Canon EOS 6D in movie mode

To test the Canon EOS 6D  camera (vendor) and the Canon 24-70mm f4.0L IS lens (vendor), I met up with Anastasia Z in New York. She had such presence and confidence, that while shooting stills of her earlier in the day, I had an idea of a video sequence we could do. And with that, here is an overview of how well  Read more inside...

review: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

review: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

It was with great excitement that I received a review copy of the new Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II (vendor) lens. There were several reasons that this highly-anticipated lens interested me. My experience with Canon gear has been ... let's just say it's been an uneven experience at times. There are specifically two lenses that got  Read more inside...

Canon and Nikon

my experience in using both the Canon and Nikon systems

It seems that whenever I post here about using either Canon or Nikon gear, or when I'm seen with either, that some people are surprised that I'm using the other brand. Just to mess with everyone, here is a snap of me carrying a Nikon D4 and a Canon 1Dx, each with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. If I look a  Read more inside...

vintage photo session w/ off-camera flash – (model: Sarah R)

off-camera flash for a photo session with a Vintage look

Anyone who regularly follows the Tangents blog or has my 2nd book, off-camera flash photography, might recognize Sarah. When she told me she was visiting New York, I made sure that I squeezed in a photo session with her in my schedule. The weather on the day was grey and drizzly ... enough reason to juice it up  Read more inside...

video clip: using the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites on a photo shoot

behind the scenes video: using the Canon Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite by Canon that has built-in radio transmitters. The same with my subsequent review Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter & Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite. This system is going to have huge impact. The  Read more inside...

review: Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite

review: Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I've already raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite - thanks to a menu system that you can follow without having to decipher it via a manual), but mostly because of the built-in radio control of the flash. This elevates the Canon 600EX-RT  Read more inside...

review: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

review: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Summary: Right off the bat, let me say it - this speedlite, the Canon 600EX-RT (vendor), is going to change the industry. Nothing is going to be the same again. A speedlite that has radio transmitters built in, has been anticipated for quite some time now. It just makes sense.  So it was just a matter of time before one of  Read more inside...