Old and Manual Focus Lenses

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Some reasons to use an old and manual focus lens

As I wrote in the previous post are several reasons to use old and manual focus lenses. In my opinion, the five most important reasons are price, image quality, construction, size and investment.

Price
Prices of old lenses can vary widely, but are generally well below of the current lenses. For example, an SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens can cost around 100 euros, while the equivalent model of Canon, the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM, usually costs about 350 euros. More than 3 times!

Image quality
In general most old lenses offer great image quality, especially the prime lenses. In addition to being sharp, in many cases offer unique features, such as special bokeh.

Construction
This is a characteristic shared by most old lenses. The construction is superb. That’s why lenses with 30 years will continue to operate as day one.

Size
Many lenses due to lack the autofocus mechanisms are more compact.

Investment
These lenses are a great investment because not only do not lose value, but also are revalued over time.

Do you know other reasons to use old and manual focus lenses that I forgot? Please share it!

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This entry was posted on October 9, 2012 by in English, Opinion and tagged .
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