On Photo Gear

  • Field Report on the New Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II

    Dec 12th, 2014  |  63 Comments

    A few weeks back I got a chance to try out a pre-production model of Canon’s new 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II lens shooting on the sidelines for an NFL game (Eagles vs. Titans) up at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, and I thought I’d deliver a field report here in a quick Q&A format.Continue…

  • My 9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

    Nov 25th, 2014  |  24 Comments

    Welcome to my “9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (yes, last year I brought the “Gonzo” back after a brief break because just calling it a “Holiday Gear Guide” lacked that certain, I dunno, “gonzoness.”) So, I now bring you the blog-version of my “Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (which appears in the current issue of Photoshop User magazine, seenContinue…

  • Real World Field Report on the Canon 7D Mark II

    Oct 7th, 2014  |  155 Comments

    Hi gang: This weekend I got a chance to take two Canon 7D Mark IIs out for a real world field-test shooting two football games: On Saturday the Tennessee Vols vs. the Florida Gators, and on Sunday the New York Giants vs. the Atlanta Falcons at Met Life stadium in New Jersey. (Note: the twoContinue…

  • Peter Read Miller on the new Canon 7D Mark II

    Oct 6th, 2014  |  9 Comments

    Hi Gang: Mia McCormick sits down with one of my all-time heroes of sports photography, the legend himself, Peter Read Miller for his impressions of the recently announced Canon 7D Mark II. If you got a sec, it’s definitely worth checking out. Also, I shot two games this weekend using the 7D Mark II forContinue…

  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Sep 15th, 2014  |  200 Comments

    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a cameraContinue…

  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Sep 15th, 2014  |  5 Comments

    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera thatContinue…

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