Nice stuff! I picked up a close up ring off of eBay for my Super Tak. I need to try this during the next rainy spell...which these days seems to come pretty often here in NorCal. :-)
As it turned out, all of the shots I show here were made with the Takumar set to its minimum focal distance. I did do quite a few with the tripod and some screw-in closeup lenses, but I didn't like the results of any of those. I enjoy the challenge of still life and macro, and the processing and scanning gave me something productive to do while Margaret entertained the dozen ladies in her choir group.
I should add that while the H3v does not have a meter, the depth of focus switch on the Takumar lenses is a big help in evaluating a composition's foreground/background relationships.
Nice work. I have an SMC 50/1.8 for my K1000 and I like how close you can get with that lens. It adds a little versatility that the Nikkors don't offer.
Close focusing is a feature I especially appreciate in cameras. I have some cameras and lenses that are capable of making very nice images, but are not up to the challenge of grabbing a close-up shot when I find one I would like. The Pentax Takumars will get just about anything that interests me, and I also nearly always carry along at least one screw-on close-up accessory lens. I like the little Olympus mju for the same reason. Surprisingly, the old Argus AF and A2F will also get you within 15 inches of your subject.
That's a nice series to show off the close up power of your combo. While I don't shoot many close ups, it's nice to have something that is more than capable of handling it well.
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