I wanna take out my camera sometime and take photos :blobcat_camera:

I like shooting prime/manual and Chinese manufacturers like Kamlan make very decent versions of mid-1900s German/Soviet lenses for very cheap compared to really modern ones. And I sure don’t care about a bit of lost sharpness or distortion when I can shoot at F/2 for cheap

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My dad has some beautiful Summicron lenses and shooting with those really got me into it. Only took a $10 passive adapter

Mirrorless cameras make shooting full manual a walk in the park for anything but fast-moving subjects because you can just enable focus peaking and get an instant display of where the focal plane is

@s0 I have a few old-ish Nikkor lenses and I love them. On the D90 I even had autofocus with them, but on my current D3400 body not even the aperture can be controlled by the camera, and I'm too lazy for full manual :(
The 35mm/f2 has a deep scratch which shows up in the bokeh. The 50mm/f1.4 is amazing, but these days I'm only using it with a macro adapter tube to photograph PCBs up close.

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