This weekend I made a great deal on a new camera. It’s a Sony A7 II full frame camera. Most people use such a beautiful camera with the latest and greatest lenses. I decided not to go that road.

A few years ago I really enjoyed taking pictures using a Sony A6000 and vintage lenses. Because of the crop factor (the A6000 has an APS-C sensor) I couldn’t enjoy the lenses to their maximum. I decided to sell them together with the A6000. Having enjoyed some other nice cameras in the mean time (Panasonic LX100 and the Fuji X100T), I’m now completely thrilled with the A7.

I’m now able to use vintage lenses in the way they were meant back in the day. The first lens I gave a try today is a Carl Zeiss Jena 135/3.5 export version. A lens from the DDR. I love its colors and sharpness and the manual interaction with it. I made some pictures in my garden.