02 Jul '14
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Vintage lenses on mirrorless cameras

One of the main advantage of a mirrorless system is to being mirrorless (sorry for the pun). Of course in an ideal world where we all rich, the best solution is to buy the top of the gamma lenses of the brand we have and then we are pretty much sorted, but for who just started into photography, or like me, where the mirrorless camera is more a lightweight alternative to the heavy duty DSLR we already own, and maybe we don't want to invest billions on a second system knowing that we already have spend plenty of money for the lenses for the big boy. But there is any cheap alternative? Of course there is, and you can find it in vintage lenses.
On ebay and similar sites, or even in most of the camera shops in your city, it's pretty easy to find old used lenses, sometimes even older than us, and most of the times, unless you are looking for rarities, they are extremely affordable. 

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06 Oct '13
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Time to travel and what's in my backpack

Finally, after months of hard work, it's time for some holidays, and I'll spend next week in Crete, Greece, and the following one back at home in Italy. I'll try to make a post with a photo per day while I'm down there, obviously if the wi-fi of the hotels we book will work. For now I can only show what's in my backpack:

  • Lee Big Stopper
  • Lee ND Hard Grad 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9ND
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 135mm f/2 L USM
  • Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM
  • Canon 35mm f/1.4 L USM
  • Hoya Circular PL Pro1 Digital
  • Hahnel Giga T Pro II Wireless Timer Remote
  • Battery Charger
  • Western Digital Passport 500GB
  • A pair of socks (you never know)
  • A couple of USB Cables (for tablet and phones)
  • 2 additional batteries
  • Various SD cards
  • 2 Manfrotto quick release plate
  • Macbook Pro

Plus in my luggage I've my Manfrotto BeFree tripod, which hopefully I'll do a detailed review when I'll come back from my holidays.
So hopefully I'll post tomorrow night, or at least I'll do my best.