My Secret Garden
After twice borrowing the Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM, I can now count myself as the proud owner of my very own copy. Owners can save a lot of money through non-renewal of gym memberships, as heavyweight lenses paired with camera bodies help build muscle strength and aid cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, high quality professional telephoto lenses cost a lot of money, due to expensive materials and lengthy production. With UK interest rates being so low, having the odd £5000 knocking about in a shoebox can be put to better use by purchasing an L-series telephoto lens. In three years, if looked after well, it will be worth £6000.
All lenses I use front-focus on my Canon EOS-1Ds MKIII body. The 500mm lens had to be set forward by +7 points to achieve correct focus. Stability and manoeuvrability is provided by a Gimbal head mounted on a professional monopod. I need a lens capable of achieving sharp focus first time, because shy wild animals do not allow second chances. The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM will not let me down in that regard.
Finally, in reflection of increased demand for my skills and expertise in wildlife photography, I am pleased to offer my services for £50 per hour, details of which can be found on my Licensing and Prices page. My areas of expertise are Roe deer, starlings and butterflies. I also have extensive experience in landscape photography. My workshops are ideal for all levels of skill and would even be the perfect gift for someone who has always wanted to be close to a deer, but doesn't know how to go about it. If you'd like to book a session, please send me an email.