PHOTOGRAPHY ART by Jim Durfee   

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Old Takumar 55mm Lens

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's my approx. 60 year old Takumar 55mm f/1.8 Lens (early zebra version).

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Black-Capped Chickadee

Posted on February 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Got a good shot of this little bird outside my front door....

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Dads Old Statute

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is one of my Dad's old statutes.

I used a 60 year old Takumar 135mm f/3.5 (early preset version) Lens for this shot.

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A Cool Lens

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a new addition to my vintage lens collection.

It's a near mint condition, approximately 60 year old Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Preset Lens.

I'm gonna have some fun with this thing!!!!! (photos coming soon!)

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300mm Tele-Takumar Lens

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Tele-Takumar 300mm f/6.3 Preset Lens (1965 Version).

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Lunar Eclipse 1-21-2019

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019

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The Moon 1-16-2019

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas Left-Overs

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm always debating if I should keep the Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 in my main kit or not, it just not a very exciting lens in my opinion.....and then I pull off a shot with it like this @f/2.8 with candle light only and realize why I do keep it in my main kit. ;)

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My Vintage Lens Kit for 2019

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Those that are familiar with my photography know I love shooting with Vintage Lenses, specifically Takumar and some older SMC Pentax Lenses.

Pictured is my Vintage Lens Kit that I'll be shooting out of moving forward in to 2019 and beyond. Out of the many lenses in my collection these are my 9 favorite. All these lenses are at least 43 years old, with the oldest being 55 years old. The Camera Body I am using for these lenses is a 2016 Full Frame 36 megapixel Pent...

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Chain Links

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Shot with my K1 using a 45yr. old S-M-C Takumar-MACRO 100mm f/4 Lens. 
Image converted to B&W

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Christmas Cane Colors

Posted on December 23, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Having fun with the Christmas tree's colors! 

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Tis' the Season....

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo taken with a 53yr. old Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens on a Pentax K1.

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A Creative Selfie....

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Cool Dice

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I can always find something to take a picture of!!!!

(Canon 6D Mark ii with a Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Lens)
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Candy Canes

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Pentax K1 with a 53yr old Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens - 8 element version.
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Christmas Tree Bokeh

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Use a 43 year old SCM Pentax 50mm f/1.2 Lens for this shot.....

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My Old Pocket Watch

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Pentax K1 with a SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 Macro Lens 
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Pudding Stone

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I found this in Michigan many many years ago....

Photo taken with a SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 MACRO Lens.

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Vintage Digital Photography

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a 1966 bottle of whiskey image that I used a 1975 lens to take the photo with.....(Vintage Digital Photography!) :)

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A Cool Rock

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a rock laying around the house...

Photo shot with a 40yr. old SMC Pentax 100mm f/4 MACRO Lens
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