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Posts tagged 50mm f/1.7 SMC-A

Mastering manual focus on Pentax DSLRs

I have had a number of people ask me how to get consistent results with their manual focus lenses on Pentax DSLRs. The good thing is that it is not all that difficult. The bad thing is that it takes a bit of trial and error to figure it out. Or, maybe that’s a good [...]

50mm challenge

Not finding myself with anything in particular that I need to shoot these days (and thus, a bit unmotivated to take pictures in general), I have decided to challenge myself creatively by limiting myself to a single lens and trying to use it to find new points of view of everyday subjects for the next [...]

sitting, waiting, wishing

Sorry things have been kind of quiet here lately. This was my first full week back at school and I have been rather slammed. I am in class most of the day and reading Plato and Aristotle during all of my free time. In addition, I got rained on just about everyday this week so [...]

A digital photographer’s thoughts on film

Ten years ago (probably pretty close to the day) I walked into my local Wolf Camera store with a backpack full of Nikon 35mm gear and walked out with a small box containing a single 2MP Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera. I haven’t looked back since. Then, last week my friend Stephen sent me over [...]

the door

Took a ride up to Waverly, AL this afternoon to see what I could find. Right as I was heading into town I found this little sharecropper’s shack rotting off the side of the road that was too good to pass up. I really wanted all of the detail and colors to pop, so this [...]