At 6/5/2022 04:00 PM, Mike wrote:
>One other thing. Is the charm using the vintage lens for a vintage look or is
>it the results that matter? For example, the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan
>from the 50's or 60's now approaches 50-75% of the new version.
>They are not the same as the new guy has modern coatings and more contrast
>with similar bokeh.
>The swirl bokeh in the Helios 44-2 58mm F2 Russion lens is cheap but often oil
>on the blades and one of the 8 variants is best. Getting that and CLA'd is
>than the Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Mark II Bokeh Control Art Lens from Lomography but
>the latter can be used at other apertures than wide open and still have the
>characteristic bokeh and the swirl specifically controlled. Also not sure
>want a Russian lens at the moment.
>Vintage all the way or similar look with new lens? Mike
I have watched a few Simon's utak videos and he speculates that part of the
vintage look comes from the coatings to help get a more dreamy look over modern
coatings. Implying it is more than just the optical formula. I don't have
enough experience to know myself.
Here is his take on some Meyer Optik lenses.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/