I’ve always been fascinated with photography. When I got my first DSLR (a gift from my husband), I thought that I needed to spend so much on lenses to be able to produce good photos. That’s until I tried film photography. I realized that I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get decent film cameras. In fact, my first analog camera was a Yashica MG which I bought for a little more than Php2000.
Then, back in 2010, so many things happened and I had to rearrange my priorities. I had to stop shooting because I had no means to continue it. I would have used my DSLR again (despite the very meh kit lens), except that it got damaged in an accident. Fast forward to last month, when I decided that I’d try to start photography again for the funny reason that I wanted to take better photos of my pens. Haha.
So I bought a very basic Olympus Pen E-PM1 with its standard kit lens. Then my friend (who also has an Olympus micro four thirds mirrorless camera) taught me how to use adapters so that I can try out vintage Soviet lenses. Before I know it, I’ve fallen head over heels in love again.
Using manual vintage lenses on a modern camera body gives me the best of both worlds. I have no time to fuss with film at the moment, though that’s basically the idea, eventually. My friend was right. Each camera lens has its own personality. Continue reading “Old Timey”