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Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses

Subject: Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2022 21:46:46 -0700
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 
>100mm f/2.8
>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 
>still cheaper 
>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.


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