For some time already I’m struggling to get a really good 20mm lens for my Sony A7. “OK, and so you buy an old Vivitar 20mm? What are you thinking?” Yeah, I know, just took a gamble with this one. It appeared on eBay, I set a maximum bid of some 50 euros on Auctionsniper and forgot about it. Lo and behold, I won it for 25 euros!
Yesterday I struck a deal for a black Minolta SR-T 303b.
That’s the question. Do I use a shift lens or a conventional lens and apply transforms later in Lightroom? Continue reading “To shift or not to shift?”
For years and years I’ve been a fan of shift lenses. You know, those lenses that allow you to get a building in the picture from bottom to top without falling verticals and without an empty foreground filling up half the frame.
But their geometric distortion started to bother me. Continue reading “Shift lenses: are they still viable?”