Truth be told, there’s a lot of vintage glass out there that’s leaps and bounds better than some of the more modern lenses we see on the market. Because they’re old and typically require some kind of mounting adapter to fit newer cameras, vintage lenses just don’t see much love nowadays; however, that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of your time or attention. In fact, you can save some mega bucks by opting for a vintage lens over a newer lens.
Of course, you’ll have to do a little homework first to make sure you’re getting a great lens, but don’t worry, this video by Youtuber, Salesburg, has lots of great insight and tips. The presenter speaks in depth about the Helios 44m-4 58/2 lens, and provides some nice sample footage he’s taken using it. The best part: these lenses are readily available on sites like eBay for under $35.
Vintage Lenses For Your DSLR
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