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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Devon,

    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

    ummm sometimes

    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
    Kinda looks like the swirlies come from field curvature. 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!

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    Interesting!

    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

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    They are sharp, they have contrast, they have bokeh, they have color saturation.....

    Classic Zeiss pre-war lens design

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    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


    Moss


    Jaxson


    Beau


    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!
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    Lovely pictures! I like the bokeh in the moss picture, and the swirlies in the pic of Jaxson.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crissytal View Post
    I had no idea the vintage lenses would catch on like they have. I can't take credit.
    Weeelllll, I think you and Av take all of the credit for inspiring a few people to get a vintage lens.

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    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)

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    Thanks Devon! It just takes some practice to get the amount and type of bokeh that you want.

    Got me blushing Av . It all started with my cheapo Kmart brand Viv didn't it? (inside joke).
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    @Av8tor1, I really must speak to you sometime about camera lenses, having just purchased a Nikon D3100 and trying to make sense of what I need for macro without paying a fortune.

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