What does SMC Pentax even mean?
The SMC stands for Super Multi Coating which is basically a chemical coating which scientists developed to combat the undesirable effects of light refraction effects. This means that you’ll get considerably less ghosting and flaring if you point this lens directly at the sun. Continue reading
I have a confession to make, I suffer from G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I don’t want to spend a lot of money on new lenses so I look towards older, vintage, manual lenses, which are cheap and fun to use but don’t offer the same image quality as modern lenses. Gotta catch’em all!
So I thought to myself today, why not buy a new lens, it’s cheap, so why not? Continue reading
4. Do your research before buying a lens.
I’ve written a more detailed article here. Spoiler alert some old lenses may be radioactive so this is something worth considering before deciding to buy a vintage lens.
As with any used gear out there, know your stuff before giving your money away. Continue reading
This is trendy and very cool nowadays due to the popularity of mirrorless cameras among enthusiasts and prosumers. I for one didn’t see the point in adapting vintage lenses to my modern cameras, I mean why would you go through all that trouble to lose autofocus and image quality, lose metadata info on aperture number and buy adapters, what there to gain?
Here’s some things you should know before and/or after you decide to adapt a vintage lens to your modern camera. Continue reading
If you’re not up to speed yet, Google made the Nik Collection software free, which we covered here.
If you downloaded the free Nik Collection Suite or were thinking about it, here more great news, this time from Tim Grey who announced that he will now give away all his video courses related to the Nik Collection for free as well! Continue reading
Yep I don’t know why but I’m fascinated with reflections in general. By reflections I mean a mirrored duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the reflective surface, or at least that’s what the dictionary says.
1) Best places to take reflections photos
Look for water. A river or a lake are your safest bets. You should be able to find one or the other near or around where you live. Do a quick Google search to see what the nearest lake or river is to you. If you’re lucky you might have a lake or river or even both situated within the city limits.
Good, you’ve found it, now the real fun begins. Continue reading