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Monday, February 13, 2017

Closeups

The wind blew all day Sunday, and a cold, gray sky kept me indoors for most of Monday.  I loaded some Fuji 200 color in the Pentax H3v and used the 1.8 SMC-Takumar to do some closeup work.




6 comments:

JR Smith said...

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. :-)

Mike said...

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.

Mike said...

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.

James Harr said...

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.

Mike said...

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.

astrobeck said...

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.