National Geographic : 2004 Dec
Photographerand award-winningfilmmaker Beverly Joubert has dedicated her work to the wildlife of her African homeland. She and her husband, Dereck, spend over 270 days a year in the bush, capturing naturalhistory's most awe-inspiringmoments. Canon How did Canon digital technology help you get this shot? This shot is a prime example of the ability of Canon's EOS-ID Mark II camera. This digital camera allowed me to take a series of test exposures in a matter of seconds. Why do you use Canon digital? Without a doubt, Canon is the market leader in digital. Lions move in and out of extremely difficult habitats and are hard to follow, and so I started experimenting with digital technology. When we do find the lions, they can walk into a very bright area and then retreat into a shady one within seconds. The EOS-ID Mark II has faster shutter speed, and the ability to create images of different exposures is of enormous benefit. The new Canon EF 600 IS lens is exceptional, it has an amazing image stabiliz er. And the 1.4 converter is great for extra close shots.