I Love 135mm Lenses

I don’t know many photographers these days that shoot with the 135mm prime lens. Zoom lenses nowadays rule the telephoto market. However, I’m here to talk about shooting vintage lenses on modern mirrorless cameras. I don’t usually recommend vintage zooms because early zooms weren’t very good. I am a huge fan of prime lenses though. […]

An Afternoon With a Chinon 35mm Lens

AUTO CHINON 1:2.8 f=35mm This is a fun little lens that I acquired with an old Chinon CS 35mm camera. This lens is an M42 mount and I’ve had it for a couple of years, but I’ve only used it a few times. I love this focal length for street photography. It sits nicely between […]

The Sears KS-500, A Fine Budget Camera

The Sears KS-00. This is a not so interesting camera, that may have a place in a lot of photographers’ collection.

The Best 50mm Lens to Adapt to a Fujifilm X Camera

Most of us got into photography because it was fun. I take pictures everyday and when I choose a camera and lens, you gotta believe I’m having fun.

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 – Sears 28-200mm

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 […]

Joy Riding the Petri Racer

Another day-in-the-life of vintage 35mm film shooter. A couple of days ago Berg swoops me up at my place and head to the Bunk Bar for his band’s show. I get into the car and he hands me this retro looking rangefinder. He found it at a thrift store for $20. It looks so retro […]

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, […]

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 […]

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