An Old Camera And A Cheap Lens

posted on 16th of september, 2017

"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" -

Can we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient than in the past and we are lucky about this.

Legendary photographer Ansel Adams did his best with tools that already in their disposal and then moved on to using better ones.

He said "any good modern lens is corrected for maximum definition at the larger stops. Using a small stop only increases depth..." and also added "...knowing what I know now, any photographer worth his salt could make some beautiful things with pinhole cameras... The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind...

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Posted by Keremgo on October 23, 2017
@Lostafichuk: Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad it was useful for you... Keep shooting! :-)
Posted by Babar760 on September 21, 2017
" Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will snap it in half!"
Donald Trump
Posted by Lostafichuk on September 20, 2017
Great article-wonderful pictures.
Especially liked the comment on the fact that the twelve inches behind the camera is most important!

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