Lens Love On The Rebound

After buying cameras for a few years, you notice patterns. Indeed it's not unlike relationships. Although they're with different people, the common factor is yourself, so it's likely that familiar cycles will repeat themselves, and hopefully these will be (or become) healthy and positive ones.  Back to cameras, and one I've noticed in my own… Continue reading Lens Love On The Rebound

Buying Vintage Lenses – The Two Biggest Traps I’ve Fallen Into

Over the last eight years or so, I've had in excess of 100 lenses, perhaps nearer 200 now.  Whilst I love these old lenses, and there have been very few I've disliked entirely, I've purchased far more than I've needed. These are most likely the biggest two traps I've fallen into.  1. Thinking I needed… Continue reading Buying Vintage Lenses – The Two Biggest Traps I’ve Fallen Into

The Fabulous 55s

The first SLR I owned, back in 2013, was a late '70s Praktica BMS Electronic, with a Prakticar Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It turns out that whilst this wasn't the most refined SLR ever made, it was pretty reliable, and the Pentacon 50/1.8 is very decent indeed.  I later went on to enjoy perhaps half… Continue reading The Fabulous 55s