If you’re like me, the naming practice of Meyer-Optik Görlitz (MOG) has caught your attention. Maybe your reaction has mostly been annoyance, maybe fascination.
In my case, this fascination developed into an article that traces the main points of the lineage of MOG’s Interchangeable lenses with a special focus on naming practice.
As JAPB has evolved from its initial concept, the structure I originally envisioned for JAPB has shown itself to be less suitable for the current content of JAPB. Therefore, JAPB’s structure is being redone. Sadly, that restructuring is a manual job, a number of internal links may be broken in the meantime …. Read more
If you’re like me, you’ve probably sometimes tried to photograph a particularly heavy snowfall or rainfall, have taken your best shot, and then been disappointed that your image did not manage to convey the heaviness of the deluge. The question becomes: how can one get a picture of a deluge that most (subjectively) truthfully conveys the level of precipitation?
About a year ago, I developed a technique to do just that…
…This means that ever so often – whether you buy your legacy lenses in garage sales or online – you encounter lenses which have one or more defects. Being able to identify and judge those defects, while understanding how (if at all) they will limit your ability to use the lenses to great effect is a crucial ability for the aspiring legacy lens photographer.
You are welcome to read the entire article (in fact, I hope you do), but in short, this new classification defines all the lenses you might mount on your camera in four tiers: new, current, legacy and outré. Let me briefly describe these categories:
• New lenses are those which are in production.
• Current are all those lenses which (while not new) are natively mountable and supported on bodies which are in current production.
• Legacy are all those photographic lenses which cannot natively be mounted on any new body without the use of an adapter.
• Finally, outré are all those optical lenses which never were designed for use as interchangeable lenses for a camera