Photography: Single Lens Discipline With a DSLR

Check out this informative post from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog on the use of a single lens with a DSLR along with some stunning images.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

Single lens discipline with a DSLR. I’m an old guy—a REALLY old guy. I will turn 71 next month (May 18th to be precise). I started snapping shutters when I was 7 years old (almost 64 years ago). No—dinosaurs were not still walking on planet Earth (but thanks for asking).

My early cameras were of the fixed lens variety: a 1940s Kodak box camera, a Kodak Brownie Bullet II and a Yashica D TLR. I was a young 19-year-old Marine Corps Sergeant in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 and bought a beat to shit Ricoh rangefinder camera from a fellow Marine.

Later in my tour of duty I bought my very first 35mm SLR which was a Yashica J-7. It came with one lens—a 50mm f/1.7 screw mount (similar to a Leica). So for all intents & purposes it was still a fixed lens camera…

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