Saturday, May 25, 2024

Which SD card?

SD memory cards are used for everything from mobile phones, field recorders, still cameras, and video cameras. The most common question is... which SD card should I buy? This article will decode all of the designations and provide simple answers.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Comparing vintage 28mm lenses

I love the 28mm field of view and wanted to update my insights now that I've returned to using a full-frame camera. Here I will compare five different 28mm film-era lenses, namely:

  • smc PENTAX 1:2 28mm (1976) 
  • Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.8 (1978) for Contax-Yashica mount
  • Kino Precision Kiron 28mm f/2 MC (1981)
  • Vivitar 28mm 1:2.0 MC Close Focus (1983) made by Komine
  • SMC PENTAX-A 28mm f/2.8 (1984)

This article is the result of months of work shooting in real-world scenarios and staged tests. Hopefully of interest to other photographers... like you!