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Vintage Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8

Last week I bumped into an ad. For less than $10, I had the chance to buy a broken Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8. The issue – faulty focusing. I decided I needed something new on my Sony a6300 camera. If I couldn’t fix it, I would have at least learned a few things […]

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The Helios 44M-4 is back

The lens that basically witnessed my childhood is back on my camera. I had some trouble with the aperture blades, but a quick visit to a local camera repair shop solved the issue. I also repaired the Zenit 11, but that’s for another article. Now I can enjoy the vintage feel of the Helios 44M-4: […]

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Vintage Lens: Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6

I have a few vintage lenses at my disposal, so I’m going to write about them. The first one is the Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6. Built between 1972 and 1973, the lens cost around $50 last summer when I wanted something with more reach. One thing that annoys me when searching for new gear reviews […]