Old 52

Old US 52
Pentax Spotmatic F, 35mm f/3.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
Kodak Ektar 100
2017

I spend a lot of time on the Lafayette Road, aka Old US 52, as it is my favorite way to get to Margaret’s. It’s been a four-lane road since about the mid 1930s, but hasn’t been a U.S. highway since the 1960s when I-65 opened nearby and US 52 was routed onto it.

And so this old road, which dates to the 1830s, is empty most of the time.

Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey

Photography, Road Trips

single frame: Old US 52

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8 thoughts on “single frame: Old US 52

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    Those Pentax f/3.5 wides could NOT have been better…far superior to anything I owned from Nikon!

    • I have a Nikon 35/2.8 and it’s a fine performer. I shot it all over Ireland last year. But this Takumar 35/3.5 does appear to have some special qualities. More coming next week when I review my Spotmatic F, as I shot this 35 on it through the entire test roll.

  2. That Takumar 35 mill and the Ektar 100 in combo really is something else, Jim! I need to get over to the father and ease off him that old Spotmatic and find a nice lens for it and give it a go.
    And as for the roads over there… well, they’re of a different spieces than here in Norway, for sure :)

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