"My Perception and Perspective Through Digital Photography"


My Vintage Lens Kit for 2019

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Those that are familiar with my photography know I love shooting with Vintage Lenses, specifically Takumar and some older SMC Pentax Lenses.

Pictured is my Vintage Lens Kit that I'll be shooting out of moving forward in to 2019 and beyond. Out of the many lenses in my collection these are my 9 favorite. All these lenses are at least 43 years old, with the oldest being 55 years old. The Camera Body I am using for these lenses is a 2016 Full Frame 36 megapixel Pentax K1 DSLR (First Version).

The lenses included in this kit are:

| Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 | Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 "8 Element Version" |

| SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.2 | Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm f/1.8 |

| Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 | Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f/2.5 |

| Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm f/4 | 

| Super-Multi-Coated MACRO-Takumar 50mm f/4 |

| Super-Multi-Coated MACRO-Takumar 100mm f/4 |

My 3 favorite Vintage Lenses that I shoot with most of the time are highlighted in bold black. 

2019 will be an interesting and fun year making "Photography Art"!

Happy Shooting! ;)

Vintage Digital Photography

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a 1966 bottle of whiskey image that I used a 1975 lens to take the photo with.....(Vintage Digital Photography!) :)

Pentax K1

Posted on October 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my Pentax K1 with my favorite old vintage lens on it...

(Pentax K1 with a 45 year old Takumar 85mm f/1.8 Lens)

Pentax K1000

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

My old Pentax on my stove in my kitchen....

Nature Photography

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Winters coming, (it's getting harder to find good flowers to photograph).

Nature Photography is like the winds of the weather and we must shift our strategy and adapt and flow with the changing of the seasons....

Canon 6D Mark ii

Posted on September 1, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This is my 6D2 with my Tamron 85mm f/1.8 mounted to it....

Cool Birdbath Reflection

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this photo today with my Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Lens.....

Some Cool Flowers....

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I took these images recently down the road from where I live using a Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Lens.

The Blue Smoke Mountains PANO

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this photo over by Franklin, NC this morning, these mountains are awesome!!!!!!

(A 3 Image Panorama)


Naayyyy' bors Horse.....

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I gave the horse a couple apples this evening and he posed for a portrait shot to thank me ;)


Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my daughters doggie "Lola"

Old Truck in Field

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been driving by this old truck occasionally for about 15 years now and this evening I finally stopped and took a photo of it. The light seemed right and the colors were vibrant!

I also converted it to black and white and it seemed to have turned out quite unique looking this way too ;)

Old Rocker and Oil Can

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this photo of an old rocker and oil can that's on my porch with my 6D Mark ii using a Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Lens.

Vintage Lenses vs Modern Lenses

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I like the vintage image better even though the modern 50mm looks a tad bit sharper. It's not always about sharpness ;)

These older lenses just have a character to them modern lenses can not duplicate......They're all great though in their own way.

Dad's Old Mallard Glass

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this image of my Dad's Mallard Glass with an old S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens using my Canon 6D Mark 2.

Cool Lens Flare

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I shot this photo this evening with an old Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens on my Canon 6D Mark ii, I didn't quite expect these results!

Russian HELIOS 44-2 58mm f/2 Lens Photos

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I took these photos with my Vintage Helios 44-2 58mm Lens on my Canon 80D.

Mulkey Creek Today....

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I took these photos with a Vintage 45 year old Takumar 85mm f/1.8 Lens today on my Canon 6D Mark 2.

The Shed Roof Effect

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this photo using my Canon 80D with my vintage 200mm f/4 Super Multi Coated Takumar Lens.....amazing what you can do with a 40 year old Prime Lens!!!!

Canon 80D w/vintage 50mm Lens

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my Canon 80D with a vintage Pentax SCM 50mm f/1.4 Lens attached to it.

Pentax started making this particular lens in 1975-1980 (K-mount), so this lens is approximately 40 years old, perhaps older. It is a very fun lens to use and takes awesome images!