There is something about vintage glass that makes me happy. Maybe it is the full analog feel of smooth focus rings and the clickety clack feel & sound of aperture rings. Maybe it’s the feel of all metal construction and weight associated with wonderful glass. Maybe it’s the fact that if you look long enough, you can buy vintage glass for a fraction of new modern tech lenses (That I can’t afford!).Â Maybe it is the just that you like the overall image quality that only vintage glass can give you.Â For me, it is all those things.
Case in point. The lens above is a vintage Olympus OM 135 f2.8 lens. Mint condition for less than a Benjamin. In fact, I am not sure it has ever been used. Came with Olympus hard case too. Couple that with my 100 2.8, 50mm f1.8 and the 28 f2.8 and you’ve got an incredible prime collection. I think I am going to go shoot some cyclocross with vintage glass this weekend! They just go hand in hand.
Here’s a shot from last year’s state cross championship weekend. I hope we get some nasty weather so the racing is memorable and the pics are great!