Truland Photography

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A New Backpack

Unfortunately, a while new set of lenses usually requires a different bag. After trying different ways to use the bags I already have, I decided to take advantage of a sale to pick up a Lowepro Flipside BP 300AW III backpack.

The biggest issue was the new lenses are much smaller in both diameter and length than my previous lenses and the bags ended up being much larger than necessary. Unless I filled in spaces with things I didn't really need to carry around like flashes and tripods.

This backpack only weighs a little over 8 pounds with the gear and opens from the front of the backpack, which is up against your body when carrying. This lets you put the bag down on the ground to access the gear without getting the part that's against you wet and dirty.

Here is a shot of the gear in the bag. You can read a review of the bag at

Thursday, September 14, 2023

The RF STM Lens Quartet is Complete

I received the RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM lens yesterday and tested it out this morning. Here is a focal length comparison of the four lenses overlooking Saratoga Lake.





You can see some photos from Saratoga Spa State Park with the 85mm lens here.

Monday, September 11, 2023

28mm Pancake on the EOS R6

Here is what the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens looks like on the R6. This photo has the Minolta lens hood for my MC W.ROKKOR-SI 28mm f/2.5 lens on the RF lens. They both have 55mm filter threads.

On the R6 is a Leofoto L plate for attaching to tripods and monopods in either portrait or landscape orientation. It also keeps the small camera body and lens combinations from falling into the vertical spots in my shoulder bag.