This page contains links to articles and posts I’ve written about photographic subjects including the equipment that I use (or, in some cases, have used or studied extensively) – including my tests, reviews, and subjective opinions related to DSLR and other camera bodies, lenses, tripods, bags, and other gear. (There is also a simple list of my current equipment.) Note that some of the review are now quite dated – but I have left them online since the posts still contain useful general information.


Making Photographs

“A Photograph Exposed” Series

Photographic Myths and Platitudes Series


Reader Questions

Post-Processing and Printing


Photography Online

Tongue in Cheek


General Photography Equipment Topics


Canon ESO 5D II

Canon XT/350D Digital Rebel

Canon Pro One


Canon EFS 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II

  • Review of this lens in pending

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8

  • Review of this lens is pending.

Canon EF 135mm f/2 L

  • Review of this lens is pending.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 24-105 f/4 IS L

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L

General Lens Topics

Tripods and Heads

  • Induro C313  Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Gitzo 2542L “Mountaineer” Carbon Fiber Tripod (Gitzo GT2542L Tripod at B&H)
  • Velbon 540 “El Carmagne” Tripod
  • Acratech Ultimate Ballhead
  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead

Bags and Backpacks




  • Six Million Dollar Home
  • Eight Million Dollar Home

Other Equipment


Electronic Flash


  • Death Valley
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Yosemite

G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.
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