Petzval Portrait lens 85mm f/2.2 in canon mount

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Petzval Portrait lens 85mm f/2.2 in canon mount
In reply to johnparas11zenfoliodotcom, Jul 25, 2013

johnparas11zenfoliodotcom wrote:

I posted the same thing on the NIkon SLR lens forum..but since this lens will be available in canon mount as well..
I was wondering if i can achieve the same swirly effects of this lens (only $300 for the kick starter) by putting a clear UV filter and i put some "swirly" type marks with clear nail polish on the edge? I want this lens but it is only manual focus..
what do you guys think?

It won't be the same effect.  Something that this lens (and in some ways the lensbaby lenses) does is provide smooth transitions from in-focus to de-focused areas based on the imperfect nature of the optics.

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