The Team

This blog was started in 2014 by Phillip, hence the domain name. Today this is a team effort of several people which are passionate about photography with (mostly) manual lenses.
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Active Team Members


Bastian lives in the south of Germany and started using E-mount cameras with the A7 and adapting M-mount and Nikon F-mount lenses. Now he reviews any interesting lens he can get his hands on, preferably compact M-mount and interesting E-mount lenses.

You can follow Bastian on flickr



Martin is living in Stockholm and has a Master’s degree in Computer technology. He has also been a passionate photographer for 45 years and used all kinds of cameras over the years.
Currently he is using modern as well as vintage lenses on his Nikon Z-mount camera.

You can follow Martin on flickr or Instagram.



Inactive Team Members


DSC01359Phillips passion for manual lenses started in 2011 when he bought a Sony Nex-3 to use Minolta SR-mount lenses. He was instantly hooked and started testing every lens he could get his hands on which was the reason to start this blog. Nowadays he still use cheaper legacy lenses, but more often modern manual Voigtlander lenses and also a few Sony FE lenses from time to time.

You can follow Phillip on flickr.


David started using manual lenses when they were the only kind, on film cameras before the advent of autofocus. When Digital SLRs became the dominant technology he often missed those classic lenses, because they couldn’t easily be focussed with precision. After the advent of full frame mirrorless he was able to enjoy some of those classics as well as modern manual lenses, and modern AF lenses when they are appropriate. For sentimental reasons mainly he is also a big fan of the Olympus OM SLR system.

You can see some of David’s work at


Juriaan (1994) works as a hydro biologist and lives in the Netherlands.
He started using manual lenses when he bought a Sony a7S in 2014 after some annoying experiences with AF lenses and a DSLR. He likes to discover different characteristics of old lenses, therefore he is often searching in thrift shop to find new lenses he hasn’t used yet.

You can follow Juriaan on flickr


0709120d-b4c9-4b04-bc6b-48f25a6ebe42Jannik works as a mechanical engineer. He lives in northern Gemany.

Lately Jannik is doing a lot of wildlife photography with Sony’s big tele lenses.

You can follow Jannik on flickr or on Instagram.

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