It pays to buy quality
22 years ago I bought a set of lenses for my Minolta SLR. Eight years ago I mothballed the camera and lenses.
Since Christmas I’ve been armed with a Sony Alpha digital SLR body: my favourite lenses have given a new lease of life. Here they are:
These are my favourite lenses
A fish eye for interiors that covers the space you inhabit, the warping of lines irrelevant to grabbing the space. A fun way too to get a bunch of people huggled around the lens. And a long lens to get close … without getting close. And not so massive that I look like the Paparazzi I am never.
Who needs words with a simple set up like this?
The next step will be a body that records Hi-Def video … and after that digital 35mm (Sony again).
- And an underwater housing.
- And a Steadicam.
- And, of course, a ‘Jonathan Jib.’