Photographer tests out 3 vintage lenses: Which weird lens is your favorite?


posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT


Photographer Mathieu Stern has been featured in our news many times, largely due to his very interesting videos about vintage lenses he adapts to his Sony mirrorless cameras. One of his ongoing series is "3 Vintage Lenses," in which he photographs the same model with three different vintage lenses. It's amazing not only the variety of vintage lenses that there are available, but also the optical quality you can get with inexpensive and old lenses.

In the video below, Stern used Vivitar 24mm f/2, Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.4 and Porst 135mm f/2.8 lenses. The lenses ranged in price from 10 Euros to 60 Euros, which is about US$12 to $73. Which of the three lenses is your favorite? Have you adapted vintage lenses to any of your modern digital cameras?

(Via Mathieu Stern)