Tokina is known among photographers as company which produces good and excellent lenses. In film times most common were RMC series. I got my hands on Tokina RMC 24mm F2.8 some time ago and we will check how it performs. It is largest of all 24mm lenses I had and weights 240 grams without caps. I didn’t used it much because I prefer Panagor 24mm and Tokina was mostly collecting dust. We will take closer look at Panagor in next test but now lets see how good is Tokina.
In this test, we will take a closer look at the rather popular lens – Sigma Super-Wide 24mm F2.8. It is one of the smallest 24 mm lenses and weights 194 grams (without caps). It is also quite cheap. With a bit of luck, you can buy it for around 50-60 EUR with highest prices between 80 and 90 EUR. This lens was not considered optically good by most users, but rather was perceived as an average, cheap alternative to the more expensive 24s. Is it worth buying?
Mirrorless technology gave us photographers an easy way to use legacy lenses from analog times on our digital cameras. These lenses are usually cheap compared to brand new ones and often offer decent or excellent optical quality. Now I have about 40 legacy lenses and I decided to sell some of them. But how can I decide which lenses are the best and which should I keep? By testing them, of course! I’ll start with Vivitar MC Wide Angle 19mm F3.8.
Film is recently getting more attention from photographers. For those who were starting their photo journey with old 35mm SLRs or rangefinders (like me) it is nostalgic experience. For younger generations raised in digital era it is something different, perhaps even something “new” to try. Whatever the reasons are one must get some used film camera and this usually means getting some ten to forty years old piece of hardware. Most of them still work pretty well, but there is one common issue that you should be aware of – light leaks.