December 6, 2017 at 11:10AM
DPs: How do you know about "old glass"
New to photography and cinematography. Have a Canon t3i (with magic lantern) because I want to get better at lighting and rather invest in solid lenses before upgrading the body. Question is, how do you know about "old glass"? I hear some DP's say "i bought this lens from the 1970's because I like the look of this 'old glass'" or something a long those lines. I know about lens sizes, aperture, Dof, all of the basics. I've been renting lenses for my shoots to practice and get a feel for what I should end up buying. But how do you know what you're going to get if you invest in an old lens? Do you guys do research first? Is it just something you should know as a DP/Photographer?