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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! ;)

Chain Links

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Shot with my K1 using a 45yr. old S-M-C Takumar-MACRO 100mm f/4 Lens. 
Image converted to B&W

Christmas Cane Colors

Posted on December 23, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Having fun with the Christmas tree's colors! 

Tis' the Season....

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo taken with a 53yr. old Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens on a Pentax K1.

A Creative Selfie....

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Cool Dice

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I can always find something to take a picture of!!!!

(Canon 6D Mark ii with a Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Lens)

Candy Canes

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Pentax K1 with a 53yr old Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens - 8 element version.

Canon 6D Mark ii with a Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Lens.

Christmas Tree Bokeh

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Use a 43 year old SCM Pentax 50mm f/1.2 Lens for this shot.....

My Old Pocket Watch

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Pentax K1 with a SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 Macro Lens 

Pudding Stone

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I found this in Michigan many many years ago....

Photo taken with a SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 MACRO Lens.

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!) :)

A Cool Rock

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a rock laying around the house...

Photo shot with a 40yr. old SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 MACRO Lens

Devils Courthouse in Cashiers, NC

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo taken on November 3rd, 2018

Depth of Field....

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Panorama Version;

Fall Color Background....

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo taken with a 45yr. Takumar 85mm f/1.8 Lens....

One to One

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A Sweet Pic!

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This shot was taken with my Pentax K1 using a 40yr. old SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 Macro Lens.....

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....

Study Bee

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

"Bee Still Just Beecause"