My Nonscientific Review of the 7artisans 25mm f1.8

Last week I bought the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 manual focus lens I saw this lens on Amazon and it immediately caught my attention. I tried to research the lens on the internet, but alas I couldn’t find anything meaningful on its performance. It took me a couple of months to buy this lens. Without knowing […]

The Vivitar 90-230mm f4.5 Review

The lens that you didn’t know you didn’t need. This is almost a review of a lens. I don’t do technical reviews, this is just a usability review. Without going too far into Vivitar’s history, Vivitar is an American photo-equipment company that didn’t actually make their own equipment. In regards to their lenses, they would […]

Forty Five Minute Close-up

My love for funky lenses of a certain vintage is no secret. Today, weather played a factor in the amount of time I had with a Sears 28-200mm f4-5.6 macro lens. I only had a small window of time to walk around the neighborhood with this lens. Macro vs. Close-up There is a difference between […]

Why Mobile Phone Photography?

I love having a camera in my pocket more than having a phone. Fortunately I can have both. The inter-web is flooded with iPhone images, and that is a fact that we can’t escape. If you are a photographer, a good camera is a great thing to have at all times. These days mobile phone […]

Bushnell 90-230mm Informal Lens Review

BUSHNELL 90-230MM This is NOT a technical review, it’s more about its usability. I inherited this lens from my friend Paul, he passed away a couple of years ago. The more I shoot with this lens, the more I love it. I haven’t been too keen on shooting vintage zoom-lenses, so this lens has sat […]

The Neewer Grip – Fujifilm X-E1 Informal Review

Neewer® Black Metal Quick Release L-Plate Bracket Hand Grip Camera Grip for Fujifilm X-E1 X-E2 Fits Arca-Swiss Standard. I have had my eye on the Fujifilm X-E1 Assist Hand Grip for quite some time. I love the Fujifilm mirrorless camera, but the grip is really lacking. I didn’t think the grip was really that important, […]

Adapting Vintage Lenses to a DSLR

Yes, you can use some old lenses on new digital cameras. My attraction to mirrorless cameras comes from the ability to adapt old lenses. I have been using vintage lenses exclusively on my Fujifilm X series cameras. I enjoy manual focusing, so the lack of auto-focus doesn’t bother me. The other day I brought the DSLR instead […]

My First Roll of Film – Rollei Prego70

On Friday I bought a Rollei Prego 70 at a local thrift shop. The Prego is a small 35mm point and shoot film camera. When I saw this in the shop, I couldn’t resist. It was only $18.00 and in like new condition. I looked the camera up on eBay and I saw asking prices […]