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Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami has been studying and tinkering with lenses for years, and a few years ago he made a discovery: by reversing one of the elements in a vintage lens, he found himself with a lens that produced beautiful and unusual “magic” bokeh.“Only a handful of countries can design and build photographic lenses,” Rostami tells PetaPixel. “I am a
The Carl Zeiss Kipronar 120mm f/1.9 is a vintage cinema projector lens that was designed to beam images rather than capture photos, but you can mount it to modern cameras using adapters. Photographer Mathieu Stern created a homemade adapter after buying the lens for $70 and has been delighted by the “insane swirly bokeh” that the lens produces.In the 3-minute video above, Stern shares
Sigma's special 'bokeh master' 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens made quite a splash when it was first announced back in February, and now Sigma is finally revealing when it will ship and how much it will cost. If you're in the market for this behemoth of a lens—seriously, we got a hands on at CP+... it's huge—for either Nikon, Canon, or Sigma mounts, you'll have to pony up $1,600 USD and wait until "la
Photographer Mathieu Stern is well-known for his videos showcasing odd and unusual lenses. His new video is about a particularly rare lens, the Prototype Helios-65. This lens was produced in Kiev in 1965 and it features an unusual mount, for which there is no commercially-available adapter. Stern acquired the lens and found a way to 3D print an adapter for it. A similar lens, the Helios 44-2, i
Ahead of the annual CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan, Sigma announced some big lens news, the first of which was a bundle of Sony FE-mount versions of their Art series lenses. They also announced a pair of all-new optics: the 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art lens and a massive, "bokeh-licious" 105mm f/1.4 Art lens. The 105mm is the latest Art-series lens with a bright f/1.4 aperture, the longest f/1.4 Art l
CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'Even without the hood, the new 105mm is a large lens, with a front filter diameter of 105mm. I
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is the longest F1.4 lens in the Art series to date, comprising 17 elements in 12 groups. It is, of course, dust- and splash-resistant, and includes an Arca-Swiss tripod collar. Sigma boasts that the 105mm delivers 'unsurpassed F1.4 performance' and 'exceptional peripheral brightness.' No pricing or availability is given at announcement.SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSMIntroducin
Announced last week and releasing next week, the new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens continues the company's tradition of creating distinct and unusual optics. The full-frame lens employs a double-aperture design, which allows for extensive control over focus and bokeh quality. The lens is designed to deliver high central sharpness but a lot of swirling bokeh and pronounced vignette around
If you're a photographer, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with the word "bokeh". Originally a Japanese term for how lenses render the out-of-focus parts of an image, it's rapidly turning into the latest photography buzzword. Most people have little idea of what bokeh really means, though, thinking that any kind of blurry background is "good bokeh." If they knew just slig
Shooting at f/1.4 or a similarly fast aperture is a lot of fun. You get awesome bokeh, gorgeous out of focus areas and a lot of interesting depth to your images. However, it can be very tricky to nail your focus. The margin for error is very thin. Portrait photographer Manny Ortiz has three techniques for helping you get perfect focus even when you are shooting at very wide apertures. Ortiz's


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