- I LOVE 50mm lenses.
- I LOVE (ok really, really like) Sony mirrorless cameras.
- Finding a proper 50mm lens for Sony mirrorless has been a struggle up to this point.
But “What about lens XYZ?” you may be saying. My criteria may be considered odd by some. My expectations for 50mm lenses are informed by my early experiences with 35mm film. Namely:
Continue reading “Solving My Sony 50mm Conundrum, aka Cony, aka Frankenmacro Part II”
Right off the bat this is a top 5 lens for me. Perhaps top 3.
I had Pentax DSLRs a couple of times before and this lens was on my radar both times. With my recent return to Pentax, I bought a used copy. Immediately became very attached to it, but then to my great disappointment, it broke. Returned it. Hurt to do so. Tried to let it go. Then it went on sale… new… and very silver… for about what I paid for the used one.
Why did I want this lens? So many reasons. Continue reading “Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Review”
Normally when you want a wide lens, you shop for, compare, choose and buy a wide lens. In photography, it behooves one to slow down a bit and consider all things. What things? Glad you asked. Continue reading “Voigtlander Heliar 15mm f/4.5 III: Friend of film and digital.”
I stood no chance with this lens. Fought it as I did this purchase was inevitable. Why? Continue reading “Light and bright: 7artisans 50mm f/1.1”
Just some thoughts regarding recent purchases (also returns) and recent news. As background, I consider myself brand agnostic and think there is space for many brands to accommodate many preferences. Debates regarding one brand versus another will send me backing away slowly. Pointless. These are just some observations regarding recent personal and news feed revelations. Continue reading “Camera Random Neural Firings: Something old and Canon (1Ds Mk II) and new and Nikon (Z)”