About this blog
We are a bunch gear-heads interested in manual lenses. We all use mirrorless Sony Alphas and we also own an review a few native AF lenses but our focus is on manual ones because we enjoy shooting those the most.
Initially it was just me, Phillip – hence the domain name – but for some time now we are a team of different authors. This way we can cover many more lenses than I could alone and it is also a lot more fun than working alone.
To learn more about us you can check out our portraits in the manual photographers series.
We have an active facebook site where we announce our latest articles but you can also use it to get in contact with us.
David is our only native English speaker so we are happy about any reported spelling mistake we can correct.
Your trust is very important to us and we try to be very transparent in our approach to reviewing lenses and other gear. This is mostly a hobby project and our independence is very important to us. That’s why we buy most of the gear we review without any manufacturer rebate. Whenever we borrow a lens from a manufacturer for a review we will mention this in the first paragraph of an article. We will never accept any money or free gear from a manufacturer.
We generate some income from this site by using affiliate links. If you click on such a link and buy anything in the following 24 hours we will earn a small percentage of your purchase from that shop. It won’t cost you anything extra.
All the affiliate links on this blog are clearly marked as such.
Quite often we get asked how you can support us, here is how:
- Tell others about this website and link to it. Links bring visitors directly, but they also improve ourposition in the Google search results, so if you find any content informative: please link to it!
- Use our affiliate links when you buy anything at Amazon, ebay B&H Photo, etc. This won’t cost you anything, but we will earn a small percentage of the money you spend. It doesn’t matter what you buy.