Great collection of different effects!
Here's a few of mine using a Mamiya RB67 with Mamiya-Sekor SFC 150mm f3.5
soft focus lens from way back. This lens comes with 3 different disks which
can be screwed into the rear of the lens to provide the soft focus. The
disks have a central hole which is surrounded by an array of smaller holes,
wide open the outer small holes provide the OOF contribution to the image
and as you stop down this contribution is diminished and completely
extinguished at f8. This all works nicely until you have bright highlights.
Without bright highlights the lens gives a pleasant effect.
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> Subject: [OM] Glorious Imperfection (eye test) [was Painterly vintage
> On 6/5/2022 9:46 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
> > At 6/5/2022 04:00 PM, Mike wrote:
> >> One other thing. Is the charm using the vintage lens for a vintage
> is it the results that matter?
> For me, it's both. I like my menagerie of vintage lenses, but I also like
> collection of LensBabies. And in the end, it is the results that count.
> I took the advent of my LB Soft focus II and Carol going off to a retreat
> couple of days to do a test I've long contemplated.
> The 1960-61 design Canon 58/1.2 is certainly vintage.
> The Nikon Soft filters are also vintage. Nikon went as far as producing a
> prototype of their own Soft Focus Nikkor-S 105mm f/2.8. It was never
> produced as the head designer was dissatisfied with the problem of
> requiring close to wide open apertures.
> The solution was the Nikon Soft 1 & 2 filters, released in 1967.
> There are lots of things wrong with this test, but I find the results
> and useful for my lens and filter choices.
> Eye Strain Moose
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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