Lens

Carl Zeiss G Mount 28mm F/2.8 Biogon Lens Review – Another Impressive Contax G Lens

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For the right photographer, recommending the Carl Zeiss 28mm Biogon in G mount is about the easiest piece of consumer advice I’ve ever written. Do you like a wide field of view and own a…

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Five Reasons Vintage Zoom Lenses Aren’t Terrible

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Few things in the vintage camera world are as universally reviled as old zoom lenses. They carry a reputation for being bulky, useless in low light, and criminally soft, especially when compared to legacy prime…

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Nikon Nikkor N 35mm F/1.4 – the Fastest 35mm Nikon Lens Ever

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Today we’re looking at a super-fast Nikon lens that no one really needs, yet many shooters covet. The Nikkor-N Auto 35mm F/1.4 from 1971 (along with its newer AI and AIs versions) is the fastest…

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Olympus Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F/2.8 – Lens Review

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We’re back with another lens review, and this time we’re taking a look at a sleeper lens from Olympus. The OM-System Zuiko Auto-W 28mm F/2.8 doesn’t look like much on paper, but its fun-factor, price,…

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Nikon Nikkor 105mm F/2.5 – Nikon’s Most Famous Portrait Lens

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We’re back with another noteworthy lens, and this one’s a real legend for Nikon photographers of a certain age. If you were shooting film during the 1960s or in any of the subsequent three decades,…

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Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QF 50mm F/3.5 Lens Review

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Today we’re talking about a truly versatile lens. It’s Minolta’s MC Macro Rokkor QF 50mm F/3.5, and it provides one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get into macro photography whether you’re shooting…

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Exploded Views – Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F/2

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Here’s another installment in our Exploded Views feature. Last time we featured the Canon AE-1, and this week we’re showcasing something that’s admittedly simpler, less jaw-dropping, and easier on our bleeding fingertips. It’s Minolta’s MC…

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Cleaning Oily Aperture Blades – Video Tutorial

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Sticky aperture blades are one of the most common issues associated with vintage camera gear. Age, temperature, and neglectful storing habits can lead lubricating oils to weep from certain parts of the lens onto the aperture blades, causing…

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