Site Update

Hello and thank you for taking time to visit Dave’s Photo.

I have been slow adding new posts about my adventures Digital Photography recently as 1) I have been enthusiastically pursuing my Black and White film photography on my YouTube Channel and Vintage Film website and 2) my Studio (shed) got damaged in the recent storm we had in the UK and fixing it has taken a bit longer than I hoped.

Thankfully all is well with the studio and I am eager to get back in there creating images.

Colour Image Focus.

I made a decision recently to focus my colour photography on Digital as for now I am very unsatisfied with the colour film work I am producing.

The staggering hike in colour film cost also helped me fall back in love with my Canon R6 for all colour image taking.

I am going to try and split my time between Digital and Film equally producing posts and videos for each to share my adventures.

That’s it, just a little update to bring you up to speed and see you again soon.

Keep well

DC x

Why did I buy an EF lens for my Canon R6 body?

I have been looking for a f/2.8 lens for some stock video work I am doing to post on my new Wire Stock Page, and settled on a 24-70mm short telephoto.

But why choose the EF version over the new RF?

There are many reasons cost, near similar picture and build quality, cost, UK availabilty, cost oh have I mention cost lol.

But the key reason is that I can use this “new to me” Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens on both by R6 & R bodies via the adapter and my beloved Canon EOS 1V HS 35mm film camera.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

I get legendry sharpness

from the lens for both photography and video with added flexibility to use on any EF mount body I might own now and in the future.

I did watch many comparison videos between this lens and the new RF mount version and like many of the reviewers I could not justify the added cost between the two for what amounts to minimal upgrade in quality.

Why did I buy this Canon 24-70mm Lens?

I wanted a f/2.8 lens that I can use for all of my stills work, inc low light, but also as a go to lens for some videos I am making soon. This lens came highly recommended.

Managed to grab a great copy second hand for less than £1000 with the hood and caps and my first impressions are that it is very good indeed. Going to be a real asset going forward.

Over the coming weeks I will add examples of videos and pictures I take using the R6 + EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Mark 2 USM lens and fully explore them to give a full review of my own.