Thanks Andrew! Haha.
Thanks Andrew! Haha.
Very cool shot.....
It seems there is a "sweet spot aspect ratio" to get the swrilies....
you can increase the depth of field if you increase the distance to background and get the effect....
Ive read for portrait shots, have the bg about 7-11 feet behind subject and it will have the swirl
I find that even while using aperture priority mode, I still need to adjust exposure compensation for nearly each individual application. But this seems true with using any vintange and my older Canon XSI
Last edited by Av8tor1; 12-09-2012 at 09:54 AM.
I think peat has ordered one as well.... and of course we have Crissy....
(She is the one who deserves the credit for introducing me to them, she can do some amazing stuff with hers)
Keep an eye out for a 28mm vivitar close focus wide angle next, amazing lens....
be sure it says "close focus", there are many variants.... if it doesnt say close focus, pass on it.
They are more commonly found/cheaper in Canada and UK, not so common in the states.
Then snag a nice Russian Jupiter-9
It has blades out the ying yang, and its another prewar iron curtain zeiss
With those, I think the best are early 1980's manufactured, look for one with serial number staring between 80 and 86. They changed the coatings in 87 and seemed to have lost something in the process.
Some say get the early 1960's silver colored models, but there are some that have wrong mount... and those are just so old imho. I love my 1985 model. I got it old stock, new in unopened box for under 175USD.
Last edited by Av8tor1; 12-09-2012 at 10:10 AM.
Thanks for all of the help, Av. Maybe I'll get myself the 28mm lens for Christmas.
Here. is an example from a microscope. Seems to me that if you have a very small f/N and/or increase this distance like you said, then this effect should be more pronounced.
Disclaimer: I'm not a photographer.
Still makes for a neat effect though!
Christmas candyydydyy, taken with the helios again.
The first one was obviously very edited.
I'm even more impressed now with the sharpness of this lens, especially since it was only $30!
Last edited by Devon; 12-10-2012 at 07:30 AM. Reason: fixed the first picture
They are sharp, they have contrast, they have bokeh, they have color saturation.....
Classic Zeiss pre-war lens design
Beautiful photos everyone! I had no idea the vintage lenses would catch on like they have. I can't take credit. This is something that I stumbled on back when I was researching DSLR cameras. I've even modified my camera with a Katz Eye focusing screen (split prism like SLRs have) to aid with focusing.
The recent posts inspired me to break out my Helios 44-2 yesterday. Here is what I ended up with:
Random tree with vine
I really do love my vintage lenses. The Yashica ML lenses are my absolute favorite along with my Viv 28mm wide angle close focus.
Taken with the Viv 28mm close focus
Thanks everyone for showing your photos!
Where do we go when we just don't know,
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold?
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing,
And when will we learn to control?
Crissy is a bad influence ;-)
That girl has a way of keeping me broke....
(playful tease, old and dear friends... they dont get any better than crissy)