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Are Rehoused Vintage Lenses Worth it?
Sep 17, 2022

Have you ever found yourself wanting to impress a client on set? As creatives, we often feel that dreaded feeling… you know… impostor syndrome. And when we do we often want to overcompensate with expensive and top-of-the-line gear. But what if I told you that you can impress your clients on a budget? You can have that all with lens rehousing; appearance, functionality, build quality, a unique look to your footage, and more! What are rehoused...

6 Places to Buy Your Next Vintage Lens From
Sep 16, 2022

The use of vintage lenses by photographers and videographers is no longer just a fad, it has transcended and the use of vintage lenses has become a staple in many artists’ modern-day toolkits. Due to their popularity, many of the most popular and sought-after vintage lenses have skyrocketed in value in recent years and now is the best time to snag a few new (old) lenses before prices continue to increase. In this article I will cover where to find...

12 Best Vintage Canon Lenses to Try Now!
Aug 31, 2022

When talking about the best vintage Canon lenses, it’s important to remember Canon’s rich history that spans close to 90 years. Over this time it produced many different cameras. In 1934 it produced Japan’s first-ever focal-plane-based shutter camera prototype called the Kwanon. As the years progressed and cameras advanced, so did their lens mounts. One of the earlier lens mounts for their single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras was the R mount,...

6 Best Vintage Wide-Angle Lenses To Try
May 3, 2021

Whether you’re a portrait photographer or a landscape photographer, using a vintage wide-angle lens will be useful in a handful of situations. As great as modern wide-angle lenses are, using a vintage wide-angle lens comes with many advantages. Albeit there can be many disadvantages as well. Vintage lenses come with many unique characteristics that might be attractive to photographers: Unique bokeh and background rendering More pronounced...

14 Vintages Camera Lenses to Try on Your DSLR or Mirrorless
Aug 19, 2020

It’s hard to stand out as a portrait photographer in 2020. It feels like every shot has been done before, and there are no original ideas anymore. In an age of visual overstimulation through social media overloads, photography styles have become less and less diverse. Viral trends on Instagram dictate how many people shoot and edit photos in the hope of reaching the same level of notoriety as the artists that inspired them.  An underutilized...

Iconic Hamilton Waterfalls and Niagara Falls Have Frozen Over
Jan 17, 2018

The first few weeks of January have been some of the coldest weather Toronto has experienced in quite some time. Hamilton and the rest of Ontario were no exception to this. As a photographer, this cold weather brought new and exciting opportunities to shoot an interesting phenomenon, the frozen waterfalls in Hamilton, St. Catherines and Niagara. Hamilton is known as the waterfall capital of the world, with over 100 waterfalls. While 30 of them...