Looks like a definitive answer to a question I've been asking in my head: Why doesn't somebody make a cheap, simple
bubble bokeh lens? I was sorta look to LensBaby or Lomo, but this looks fine.
Cheap enough to not seem like overkill for a rather specialized purpose. Reviews say it's actually quite optically good
in the center, and the bubbles look as good as any. The advantages of a lens that's actually new are attractive.
Gripes about flare seem off to me; flare was part of the original package, and some might miss it. The old Culminar
135/4.5 flares, too. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/drmYXt2GHPYTdion7>
I'd likely get one now, but there's no low price option that would guarantee to get it to me before we board the big
bird to fly to Boston. And . . . I'm not sure yet what Alt gear I may take along.
IMO Bubbles belong in cold drinks.
watchin' the bubbles in my beer :)
Ah yes, had a Pliney the Elder with dinner a week ago, excellent cod with wonderful fries/chips and the perfect beer, on
a picnic table in mild coastal last afternoon sun. mmmmm.
Soon to Soar Moose
On 8/16/2023 1:20 PM, usher99--- via olympus wrote:
I've admired the the Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100 F2.8 original for years and the newly manufactured version
has better haptics and a bit more contrast and excellent coatings. The classic versions for the 50's used to be a
hundred bucks or so but now are a bit crazy in price. There is something about using a true classic vintage lens,
however. The new ones are about 1000 bucks and a bit of a stretch for a specialty lens. Trioplan 100
f2.8 II | Meyer Optik Görlitz - Unique lenses with character (meyer-optik-goerlitz.com)
Now there is a quick cheap knock-off. I wish the build quality were a bit better
and at least some effective coatings to reduce flare but at least it is an option. It is a
cooke triplet after all and not that difficult to make. Curiously the unique bokeh was
considered a defect back in the day.
What say thou?
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, Mike
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