Softly stating WS:
<<Still interested in the cult Tamron 70-150 (51A) soft focus. The Lensbaby
<<center and soft edges effect is not of interest either.
Looks like a very interesting lens. Uses SA at least in part and very
adjustable. AltdotMoose has a SF Minolta which is somewhat similar.
The Tammy commands a high price too it seems.
It would be a fun lens to experiment with but would take practice and skill to
use it well based on the samples I viewed. Weird bokeh lenses, IMO may be
easier to get decent shots but are one trick ponies.
BTW, I believe the Oscillo Raptor was used to image CRT's for defects and was
never terribly sharp. It has a very interesting effect, and I would be
pursuing its purchase if could adapt w/o too much hassle including a helicoid.
The name is wonderful as it implies it is a cross between a lens and a
velciraptor. If you misuse it, it will eat your camera followed by the
Don't store the lens out of its case, Mike
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