It’s a weird thing, this recent craze over a good bokeh lens. There’s weird bokeh, smooth bokeh, disturbing bokeh…and the list goes on. For those of you who’ve never heard of it, bokeh is a Japanese word that relates to
Freelensing or De-Lensing – take your pick When I started learning more about photography, like so many I was mostly interested in gear, sharp images and the best lenses my bank balance could reasonably afford. But this quickly became boring.
In this post, I spoke about freelensing using old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye glass. The results are compelling, to say the least! I’ve added just a little contrast to these photos to make them pop and mitigate the effects of flare
In a previous post, I detailed a method of converting the Pentacon AV 2.8 80mm projector lens for use on a modern digital camera. It’s so much fun to use, I’ve had it on my humble Olympus E PM1 most
That’s the Russian-made Vega 5U 105mm f4 enlarging lens. Pretty isn’t it? Enlarging lenses are used in film darkrooms to project film onto paper to make physical prints. For this reason, they have been designed to be nearly distortion (flat