Monday, May 30, 2011

Appreciating M42 Screwmount Lenses

I bought the Pentax Spotmatic II cameras for the M42 screwmount lenses. They are known to be very good and sharp lenses but underrated by overly brand conscious shooters. The Pentax Takumar lenses specially, are well built and very smooth to focus. Recently it easy to build a complete lens kit with them since they can be easily acquired at a bargain. With proper lens mount adapters, they will work with many digital SLRs like Canon or Sony. They can also work with other Pentax K-mount cameras. I also use my screwmount lenses on my Pentax MX, a very small and compact SLR. It is almost the same size as my Barnack type rangefinder cameras; Leca IIF, Fed1 or Canon IIB.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dance and Music For Mother Earth

Celebrating Mother Earth with music and dances during the 9th Annual Drums Along the Hudson Festival.

Cameras: Pentax Spotmatic II, SMC Takumar 105mm f2.8 lens, Leica M2, CV Color Skopar 35mm f2.5 lens.
Film: Fujicolor 200, Kodak BW400CN

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Pedi-Cabs of Broadway

Last weekend we went to see a Broadway show on 52nd Street. After the show, waiting for us by the theater's exit doors is a fleet of  Pedi-Cabs (bicycle rickshaws) competing to give the show patrons a tour of the Times Square area.
In the Philippines where I grew up, there are thousands of motorized Pedi-Cabs operating on the streets of Manila. Like in many Asian countries they are a cheap way to get around.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Classic Auto Show

The Queens County Farm Museum Annual Classic Auto Show.