|Moon photo Chiang Mai|
I got a new toy this week from Film Camera Shop Chiang Mai , who has a good selection of old lenses and cameras. Its a Pentax f4.5 80-200mm. I would have stopped it down a little to at least f5.6 for this photo and this is fully zoomed in (400mm full frme equivalent) and I still needed to do quite a big crop. I guess a moon shot needs a lens more like 800mm FF eq. ?
Very happy with the sharpness of the lens, it was a good deal for 1,500 Baht. There is another seller in Chiang Mai for those interested, whose Facebook is Retro Photo Gear. He has a smaller collection and just rents out some of his cameras and lenses, so you know he is a real enthusiast.
Here is a video I finally got around to editing from last year's Loy Krathong festival here in Chiang Mai. It is a simple scene of young Monks praying with candles and lanterns surrounding them. Unfortunately there are lots of flashes from tourists, so that's one reason I won't mention the temple as I don't want it to get even busier next time. 😁
This is a Uscenes video, which means it is available for download as an MP4 video or as a computer screensaver.