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Paris, For you!

Morning, fellas!

Here is a Wallpaper for your Smart Phones, Paris in Swirly Bokeh.

Original size; and SOOC

Paris

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I’m heading now to Greece; a quick vacation, a Photographer needs :)

Happy Shooting :)

My Petzval Lens!

Finally, I got my Petzval Lens and I cannot wait to test it, and take it for a ride to shoot! ;D

 

Here is “What’s in the Box?”

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I will try to shoot with it these days, if not, then wait for my Trip to France.. I will definitely take it with me :-)

Thanks Lomography

Happy Shooting, fellas! :)

Petzval Effect on iPhone – Swirly Bokeh

Finally I got it! I’ve been experimenting lately on how to accomplish the best Swirliness out of a camera, and then I found a way to create that “Swirly Bokeh” on an iPhone!

I’m happy with the results so far.. :)

The problem is I cannot get “less” swirliness, but I manage to get “Sharpness” at the center.

Samples

**Never edited, straight out of the iPhone

Here are some of the photos I took today, at Multnomah Waterfalls:

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What do you think? Share your thoughts.. and I’m still experimenting :)

Happy Shooting!

The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens

I can’t believe they are going to produce the Petzval Portrait Lens; IT IS ON IN KICKSTARTER.. AWESOME

I just backed it for $400 bledge, and seriously can’t wait to use it!

Specifications:

The Waterhouse Aperture System

The new Lomography Petzval Lens works using a traditional Waterhouse aperture system. With this design, your lens comes with a set of stops (also known as diaphragms). Each diaphragm is drilled with a hole of a different size; these sizes correspond to the f-stop or aperture. So if you’d like to shoot with f/4 aperture, you select the f/4 diaphragm and insert it into the aperture slot of your lens; if you’d like to shoot with a f/11 aperture, you select the f/11 diaphragm and so on. Here are the aperture options for the Lomography Petzval lens:

  • f/2.2
  • f/4
  • f/5.6
  • f/8
  • f/11
  • f/16
The Waterhouse Aperture System
The Waterhouse Aperture System

Lens Technical Specifications

  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.2
  • Apertures: Waterhouse aperture set, up to f/16
  • Image Circle: 44mm
  • Field of View: 30 degrees
  • Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF and Nikon F
  • Electronic contacts: No
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1m
  • Focusing Mechanism: Gear Rack Focusing
  • Lens Construction: 4 Elements in 3 Groups
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 120mm x 85mm x 80mm (Please note: This is an estimate based on the first working sample)
  • Weight: 500g (Please note: This is an estimate based on the first working sample)

 

Excited, and Happy :D

Samples:

The bokeh is INSANE.

The project is Over here.