Lens Love #5 – Asahi Takumar 105mm f/2.8 M42

Lens Love is an occasional series of posts about the vintage lenses I’ve used and loved most. The dry technical data and 100% corner crops of brick walls can be found elsewhere. What I’m more interested in is what specifically about a lens makes me love using it, and why I believe you should try… Continue reading Lens Love #5 – Asahi Takumar 105mm f/2.8 M42

When The Camera Out Resolves The Photographer

A term often used by those interested in the latest photography technology is “out resolve”, as in “this digital sensor will out resolve the lens”. As I understand it, in layman’s terms it means the digital sensor is capable of capturing a higher level of resolution detail than the lens is able to project on… Continue reading When The Camera Out Resolves The Photographer

Why Photography Is All About The Gear (Except Actually It Isn’t At All)

Lately on 35hunter there's been a fairly high proportion of talk around gear.  Which, on a photography blog, surely is inevitable? The exact combination of camera and lens (and film) you use is highly important. Except, it really isn't. Not in the way many would tell you it is. In my experience, where gear isn't important… Continue reading Why Photography Is All About The Gear (Except Actually It Isn’t At All)

In Praise Of Zoom Lenses (When Primes Let You Down)

With interchangeable lens cameras, the majority of the time I use a prime lens. My reasons are myriad - The simplicity of one focal length. The generally better and more consistent image quality, and knowing it can be relied upon. The more often than not faster maximum aperture, giving more options for low light and… Continue reading In Praise Of Zoom Lenses (When Primes Let You Down)