photos, tips, tricks, and thoughts from an avid amateur photographer


work in progress

work in progress

Pentax K10D, SMC Asahi Takumar 135mm f/2.5 (manual focus), ISO 100,  f/2.5, 1/250 sec, +2/3 EV, IS on

Playing around with my “new” Asahi Takumar 135mm f/2.5 I picked up from KEH for $60. This is a very cool little lens. It’s fully manual but I’m finding that if I shoot it wide open I can use Aperture Priority mode and still have simple control over exposure compensation. I’m planning on playing around a bit with stop-down metering in manual mode using my K10D’s Green Button.

Comments are closed.


I'm an industrial designer and an avid hobbyist photographer. People are always asking me "how'd you do that?" So, I decided to create this site as a place to share my experiences and insights about photography, the gear and what it all means to me. I'm not sure if this site will make anyone besides myself a better photographer but I figure it's worth a try. Take a look around and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!


Recent Posts

Recent Comments



Flickr Friends


My Sites