Shooting with Unusual Lenses

As a photographer, there are many things about photography that peak my interest. Lately it has been incredibly fun shooting with unusual lenses. I recently began searching for vintage lenses, the older lenses that have vintage glass. Since these are rarely used anymore you can pick up some vintage lenses for as little as $20….

6 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Michael Callison

    Hi Karen, these are such beautiful images and I really like the story behind the vintage lenses. I collect vintage film cameras, but have not thought about looking at vintage lenses until now. You’ve inspired me to look!  One thing I wanted to ask you is, where did you purchase your adapters?  Thanks Karen!   Michael ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Michael Callison ~ just google lens adapter(s) and then narrow your search for what would fit your camera. OR find a vintage lens you like first, see what mount it is, then google adapter for “vintage lens brand/name” to “your camera brand”.ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        Thanks a million, Karen!  I really appreciate your help. ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          You are most welcome. Have a great time falling down that rabbit hole researching Vintage Lenses 🙂ReplyCancel

          • Michael

            Good morning Karen, well I just bought a Helios 58mm lens on eBay that came with a Fuji X mount for only $65 plus shipping! It looks to be in almost new condition and just had a CLA! You were right, these lenses are extremely inexpensive!  I can’t wait to try it out!  

          • KarenBurns

            Congrats, Michael. Which Helios did you get? There are 44-2, 44-3, 44-4, etc.

Fall is Arriving

Fall is arriving slowly, cooling off the early morning hours and the late afternoon hours. Once again it is that time of year where it is just so darned wonderful to be outdoors. I seem to gain a new energy with the changing season. A trip up to Apple Hill supplied me with plenty of…

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Fresh Figs

The Farmer’s Market supplied plump, sweet, fresh figs this week. What a delight! Black mission figs and tiger stripe/candy stripe figs were combined for this super easy Fig Tart. If you can slice a fig, you can make this tart. They baked up almost to the consistency of jam. To keep it simple I used…

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Vanilla Pear Jam with Fresh Pears

Vanilla Pear Jam with Fresh Pears ~ oh, so FALL!  And, oh, so GOOD!  There is a bit of Fall in the air ~ I can feel it in the early mornings and in the late evenings. It certainly makes sleeping much nicer, too. The pears are ready in the local orchards and it certainly…

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies ~ oh, my!! These are the best cookies I have made in a very long time. Serious Cookies!! I used to bake cookies every weekend for school lunches. I baked so many cookies and so many different kinds of cookies over the years that I could not even eat them anymore. They…

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *