We all would probably like to experiment studio photography using different light, amplifiers, multiple lights combinations and settings along with gels and modifiers (mods). Continue reading
Probably the best photography channels on YouTube:
Tony & Chelsea Northrup – Husband and wife, Chelsea and Tony are probably the nicest and most decent photography couple on YouTube. Chelsea covers the more artistic side and Tony does a great job at covering all the technical aspects of everything photography related. This is Must see channel, you’ll love the content and the presenters.
I recently saw a good deal on the Takumar 50mm F/1.4 and I was thinking whether or not I should get it. So I did some research online and this is what I found.
The orange tint of the front element’s coating, as it can be seen in the above photo, is an indicator of the lens’ properties and all other lenses sharing this dirty little secret will have it as well. Can you guess what it is? Continue reading
What does SMC Pentax even mean?
The SMC stands for Super Multi Coating which is basically a chemical coating which scientists developed to combat the undesirable effects of light refraction effects. This means that you’ll get considerably less ghosting and flaring if you point this lens directly at the sun. Continue reading
I have a confession to make, I suffer from G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I don’t want to spend a lot of money on new lenses so I look towards older, vintage, manual lenses, which are cheap and fun to use but don’t offer the same image quality as modern lenses. Gotta catch’em all!
So I thought to myself today, why not buy a new lens, it’s cheap, so why not? Continue reading
4. Do your research before buying a lens.
I’ve written a more detailed article here. Spoiler alert some old lenses may be radioactive so this is something worth considering before deciding to buy a vintage lens.
As with any used gear out there, know your stuff before giving your money away. Continue reading