(11-25-2021, 07:00 PM)Brightcolours Wrote: I haven't bought a new camera since... well, 2013. And my personal view on photography does not make me need the fastest longest whatever... Of course, often my eclectic gear restricts me too.
Haven't bought anything new the last year... till today. Well, not exactly new. It is a Tokina AF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5, a lens that predates the digital era (introduced in 1990). Why did I buy it? Because the glass looked pristine, and it cost me... €15 euro. In a thrift store.
Haven't had time yet to try a few first shots with it, will see tomorrow what it is like. I do notice that the focus ring is ridiculously easy to move when it is in MF mode... A fly can move it.
Ken Rockwell does a review of that lens ........
"For still images, most progress has been made for making shooting easier (face/eye/monkey/motor detect, eye AF-point select"
It used to be a skill .........