Petzval Portrait lens 85mm f/2.2 in canon mount

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AngryCorgi
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Re: Petzval Portrait lens 85mm f/2.2 in canon mount
In reply to johnparas11zenfoliodotcom, 9 months ago

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?

http://microsites.lomography.com/petzval-lens/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-petzval-portrait-lens

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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