For photographers who are looking for high quality lenses, but don’t have thousands to spend on high-end glass, there is another option: vintage glass. In this article I talk about the advantages and some disadvantages of shooting vintage glass for the cost-conscious photographer!
It take on two competing viewpoints and try to find a confusing, muddied middle ground in between them. Good times.
I am an introverted photographer. I always ask myself will that define me? Limit me? Or can it be one of my greatest strengths? To be quiet and thoughtful… calculating. The struggle of an introverted photographer is to sometimes get out of my own head and push myself to do things I’m afraid to do.
Just because something is old, doesn’t mean you throw it away. The Minolta Rokkor-x 50mm f/1.4 is a remarkable lens 40+ years after it was made. For under $100 you can find a nifty fifty lens that truly is nifty.
The Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is a very underrated lens, usually taking a back seat to its 70-200G/GM brethren. I don’t think it’s fair to write this versatile lens off as such and I state my case for why I think, pound for pound, this may be one of Sony’s best overall offerings if you’re looking for a telephoto zoom.