This is part two of “Fuji with manual and vintage lenses” which I started last May (read part 1). It has taken me a long to find time to do this but nevertheless here we are! In this second entry I’m going to look at “Miranda 70-210mm f4.5-5.6 ” zoom lens, a M42 lens mounted on Fujifilm XT-1.
A good branded zoom lens is pretty expensive and for me I can’t justify buying one for personal use. Luckily there are pretty affordable vintage ones that can produce pretty good images and more than adequate for hobbyists or even
Fuji lenses are absolutely amazing and amongst the best I’ve ever used, but the price tag is high enough that even with some truly great promotions they do, for a hobbyist photographer like me, they remain mostly unreachable. I’ve managed to secure two Fujinon prime lense; 35&18mm, both superb in built quality and performance, but I wanted to get more out of my X-E1, and later on X-T1 and experiment with other lenses.
There’s always the 2nd hand option, but it is still hard to justify paying that much money without any financial returns, not to mention there are not … Read the rest
Mobile photography has come a long way. The combination of better hardware and software have made our daily companions a little more than a toy when it comes to capturing random life moments. I dare to say, perhaps for many it has even replaced their need for a dedicated point & shoot camera. Obviously mobile phones still can’t replace a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses simply due to the lens limitations, same way a low range point & shoot can’t, but I can see they are getting closer. Software tricks to replicate depth of field effect is neat! … Read the rest
The film photography has been dying for years, it’s been battling with a cancer known as ‘digital’ but with each dying breath it leaves behind a legacy and a generation still discovering it.
The advantages of digital are just too many to ignore; you can take unlimited number of photos and you view the result instantly, just to name a couple of most important ones. There was a time that I was still using my film cameras for the experience, the design and controls as opposed to modern yet ugly designs of digital, but with the new wave … Read the rest