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. […]

A Tale of Two Twenty Eights.

I think the 28mm is often an unappreciated focal length. The 24mm is the darling among many photographers. For good reason I suppose. The 28mm lens was a very popular introductory wide-angle lens for a lot of beginner photographers. Today I am going to discuss two particular third-party vintage 28mm lenses. Both are branded Vivitar, […]

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 […]

Adapting Vintage Lenses to a DSLR

Yes, you can use some old lenses on new digital cameras. My attraction to mirrorless cameras┬ácomes from┬áthe 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 […]

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