Asahi Pentax 200mm f/5.6 M42 Lens – First Thoughts

Being firmly in a DSLR phase currently, I've been using vintage M42 lenses like the Helios 44-2 and Jupiter-37A. But you can't talk about M42 without mentioning the greatest range of lenses ever made in that mount - Asahi Takumars. I've had perhaps 20 Takumars overall, and, foolish as it seems in retrospect, sold on… Continue reading Asahi Pentax 200mm f/5.6 M42 Lens – First Thoughts

How To Convert Your Digital Compact’s Zoom Lens To A 35mm Prime

This month I'm committing to a single camera again, part of my One Month, One Camera project. For December it's my Panasonic Lumix LX3. I thought I might try some different focal lengths, having used it almost entirely at 35mm previously. So I went with its longest zoom of 60mm for a while, but found… Continue reading How To Convert Your Digital Compact’s Zoom Lens To A 35mm Prime