Why I chose Canon?

"Why do you use Canon?" - this is one of the common questions I get when out on Safari, and of course everyone has there own preferences but in this blog I'm going to share a few of the reasons why I jumped on the Canon train when I started out in photography. Let's start [...]

What’s in my Bag for Predators of Sabi Sabi and MalaMala

Sabi Sabi and Mala Mala are two of the most well known names in the safari and wildlife photography industry.  A part of the Greater Kruger National Park, both these destinations offer fantastic wildlife viewing, especially of big cats. Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to visit both Sabi Sabi and [...]

7 years of shooting with OM System

What has it been like shooting with Olympus, now OM System, for the last 7 years? Has it been worth it? Well, the short answer would be yes, absolutely, but I'm sure you'd like a longer, more detailed answer, so grab a cup of coffee and allow me to share my experience with you. Right, [...]

What’s In My Bag: Mana Pools and Kanga Camp

Welcome to the enchanting realm of Mana Pools National Park, where the heartbeat of the wild echoes through the rustling leaves and the meandering Zambezi River weaves a tale of untouched beauty. Nestled in the northernmost reaches of Zimbabwe, this UNESCO World Heritage Site invites you to embark on a safari adventure like no other. [...]

Camera Sensor Technology

Understanding camera sensor technology is very important as this is the backbone of any digital photography system. This small piece of technology plays a crucial role in determining image quality. A camera sensor is a light-sensitive device that captures the light that enters the camera and converts it into an electronic signal. The resulting signal [...]

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor Cameras

The endless debate between full frame vs crop sensor cameras will never die. Each to his own budget is what I always say. There are pros and cons to each and I hope this blog clarifies this for you somewhat. Let us start at the very beginning… A full frame camera and a crop sensor [...]

Focus Modes vs Focus Areas

          I know just how messy Focus Modes vs Focus Areas can get in one’s head. I think back to my early days with camera in hand... so many things to remember right? Well I am here to hopefully provide simple clarity. The two (modes & areas) are very different concepts [...]

Rental Gear Recommendations For Uganda

Having visited Uganda on a number of occasions, I have had the privilege to use a variety of gear. In the past I have hosted the Best Of Uganda Safari, and the three different places we visit is Kibale, to photograph the Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi impenetrable forest, to photograph the Gorillas. [...]

Rental Gear Recommendations For The Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is and extremely diverse area with a variety of different photographic opportunities, from predator and general game activity to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the great migration. In these two videos, Michael Laubscher and Michael Applesamy discuss their ideal set up using Canon and Nikon gear in the Masai Mara to [...]

Wild Eye Rental Gear

Wild Eye Rental Gear Over the past years, Wild Eye has developed quite the diverse range of camera gear to rent out to all our guests who travel with us. We have quite a variety of Nikon and Canon DSLR's, recently adding 3 mirrorless R6 Canon bodies with adaptors and the new RF 100mm - [...]

The future of photography

The future of photography...  Now that is a scary thought! The world of photography is constantly evolving with new technologies and advancements being made every day. As photographers, it's important to stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the field in order to stay ahead of the game. One of the biggest trends [...]

Nikon Z9 Custom Button Mapping

In this video, I show you how I set up my function buttons on my Nikon Z9, specifically for wildlife photography. Of course, these are just the way that I have them set up and your use case may change entirely. I hope it helps all you new Z9 owners out there. Have a different [...]

Nikon Z9 Basic Camera Setup

In this video, I take a look at my shiny new Nikon Z9 and show you just how I sets up my Photo Shooting Menu and Video Recording Menu. There will be more videos coming soon on this flagship camera, from a Custom Button Mapping Video, to an in depth look at the focusing system [...]

All things Canon and Mirrorless with Roger Machin

Canon South Africa's Product Marketing Manager Roger Machin recently visited the Wild Eye office and shared a very informative presentation and training session with our guides. With camera technology advancing at a rate of knotts it is vital that our guiding team stay up to date with the latest developments in an effort to deliver [...]

11 Points you should know about the Canon Mirrorless system

Roger Machin is the head of marketing for Canon South Africa and has been working for Canon for more than 25 years. He recently came to the Wild Eye office to give the guides a presentation on the Canon Mirrorless System. I thought that I would share a few things that I learnt about the [...]

100-400mm ONLY in the Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The 100-400mm focal range has to be one of the most popular, versatile and accessible focal ranges to buy into. Whether you shoot Canon DSLR (100-400mm) Mirrorless (100-500mm RF), Nikon (80-400mm or 200-400mm) or prefer to use third party lenses like Sigma (150-600mm) on your choice of camera brand, the chances are that you have [...]

None of the Gear but Some Idea | A Guest Blog by James Evans

My name is James Evans and I’m a 23-year-old student studying a master’s degree in architecture in the UK. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember, taking pictures with basic point and shoot digital cameras with little understanding of the technical or artistic aspects. My dad is an enthusiastic photographer and [...]