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An earlier column mentioned Tamron as a brand name and poked a little gentle fun at the Adaptall system that this company used in the film era. Readers may have gotten the impression that we thought little of the lenses - such is not the case. Camera Electronic and probably tens of thousands of Australians have a keen appreciation of the worth of the Tamron brand and products. It has developed over many items and many decades. Here's an example of what Tamron could do in the analog days  - do for themselves and do for you. It's a 17mm f:3.5 lens with a Nikon AI mount affixed to the back. A similar lens would have been available for most of the major mounts in those days. If its design reminds you a little of Nikon or Tokina remember that the Japanese companies did see people and ideas flow from one to another. Its mount is all metal, as things were in those days, and is sturdy and precise. The lens grind is excellent and the coating does a good job. And...

I was in Bic Camera in Tokyo, in Japan. In spring, in a quandary.I had been sent there by Camera Electronic to represent us at a Panasonic Lumix G7 tour and I was sent off with strict instructions not to run naked through the streets and not to deal with any other manufacturer's camera equipment. I was able to comply with one of those strictures...

Rental Man and Rental Girl - aka Thomas and Evelyn - have activated the Rent-Signal for the photographers of Perth. Flashing above the skyline, it has signalled the availability of some of the most sought-after Sony full frame gear.  Now you can try the new mirror-less system and see if it will be your future!The stocks avaiable for rental include the following:Sony A7s Mk II bodySony A7r Mk II body35mm Zeiss lens.70-200mm lens28-135mm lens90mm macro lens16-35mm lens24-70mm lens55mm Zeiss lensMetabones adapter for Canon mountCome on down to the RentCave ( the back counter at 230 Stirling Street ) and bring your credit card and identification - let Rental Man and Rental Girl put you out on the street with Sony's finest.Nananananananana. Nananananananana. Rental Man!Email - rentals@cameraelectronic.com.au  ...

The humble adapter ring is seen in many camera bags - an enthusiast decides to put a filter that they already have onto a new lens. If the filter is larger than the lens size, the adapter ring is a step-up ring. If the filter is smaller, the adapter ring is a step-down ring. The idea would seem to be simple.The Tower of Babel was also a simple idea; just build upwards. And didn't that work out well...

I have come to the conclusion that Legacy Lenses are the optical equivalent of the small vicious dog that my aunt used to have. Slightly scruffy, oddly shaped, unpredictable, and liable to leak or bite at any time*.Legacy Lens is a great phrase - it makes you think that you have encountered something wonderful and precious. And all for free. This illusion rapidly vanishes as you try to adapt it to your modern digital camera - you discover that you'll need to spend more again to get an adapter  - and in some cases we're talking more than the price of the lens itself - and the result can be sad. If you have purchased the Legacy rather than found it in a box under a bed, that is so much further you have gone from free and wonderful.Point the finger of hypocrisy at me if you like - I have a Tokina 35mm Macro that was intended to sit in front of a Nikon camera but now links via a Kipon adapter on a Fujifilm X-E2. And does very...

This device has three layers.The front layer is Leica M-series mount.The middle layer is Voigtländer.The back layer is Sony E-series mount.The side ring says it is a VM-E Close focus adapter but when I combined a Leica 50mm Elmar lens and a Sony A 6000 camera I got infinity focus looking east towards Bulwer Street. I initially thought that this was just the effect of Bulwer Street...