Month: September 2016

Behind The Shot: Cirque Lake Lookout

I took this photo of my dog on an overnight camping trip to Cirque Lake near Whistler, British Columbia. I thought I’d include it in the Behind The Shot series because it gives me an opportunity to discuss backpacking with photography gear, specifically when you’re also carrying a tent, sleeping bag and other overnight kit. Equipment Used for This Shot Canon 5d Mark III (now replaced with 5D Mark IV) Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra pocket tripod Mindshift Gear Multimount Holster 20 Formatt Hitech 6-Stop 77mm Firecrest ND filter (use coupon code “DanCarr10” to save 10% from and

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Gear Check: BG-E20 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark IV

Continuing my coverage of the Canon 5D Mark IV, today we’re taking a first look at the BG-E20 battery grip for this exciting new camera. A battery grip serves two main purposes: firstly it allows you to use two batteries simultaneously, thus prolonging the period between needing to actually swap batteries, and secondly it mimics the main camera controls when it’s held in a vertical orientation. If you find yourself shooting with the camera in portrait orientation a lot, there’s no denying that a battery grip is a heck of a lot more comfortable, and it gives you a...

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5D Mark IV Is Here! Initial thoughts and Unboxing

The Canon 5D Mark IV began shipping this week and I was able to pick mine up immediately. As has become traditional, I recorded a short video for those that want to live vicariously and see what comes in the box. You can find the video a little further down the page. The video also contains a side-by-side comparison with the 5D Mark III. The first thing I noticed about the camera after unboxing it was that the 10% weight saving from the Mark III is noticeable. I’m pretty pleased about this, and I think it’s a great achievement...

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