I made this video to test out a lens I purchased on Ebay for $1. I got my hands on a Yashica 135mm 2.8 and adapted (Fotodiox EOS converter (for mounting the Yashica lens to the Canon body) podhelp.me/fotodioxeos) it to fit onto my Canon 60D. These are just some of the shots I took to get a feel for the new lens. I'm happy with the results. I'm also getting a feel for a new monopod (pictured here briefly) the Manfrotto 561bhdv-1.
The video has been color graded so you are not seeing the original images which were pretty flat since I shoot on a neutral setting to provide the most room for color grading in post. The original images were a tad less noisy as bringing contrast into the color grade introduces a bit of noise.
Overall it's a great lens especially considering I paid one dollar. Total cost after shipping from Canada was $20. Well worth it. I almost bought the same lens for $50. I'm enjoying the experience of adapting old manual lenses to my Canon cams.
With older EOS adaptable manual lenses there's an additional cost of purchasing an adapter (approx. $15). You'll also be shooting at full manual (no electronic controls) but having the aperture ring on the lens is closer to the experience I'm used to with prosumer cams like the Canon XH-A1.
The real value is in the ability to buy a set of prime lenses that create decent images at affordable prices. And of course being fully manual forces you to learn your camera inside and out. Fun.
Lens adpater to Canon EOS - Fotodiox EOS converter (for mounting the Yashica lens to the Canon body) podhelp.me/fotodioxeos