Any suggestions for a vintage lens with a nice glow?

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backsidewalkaround Regular Member • Posts: 201
Re: Any suggestions for a vintage lens with a nice glow?

The best lens I have for the task is the Auto Revuenon 1.2/55. It really is magical wide open. 
Another one that is very glowy wide open is the Canon FD 1.2/55 SSC. It's almost too much, though. Stopping down quickly reduces the effect, though. 
Extremely glowing (in terms of having lots of spherical aberrations) are the old Sigma Lenses with "Macro Focussing", where you can extend the front element, resulting in extreme glow wide open. It does work for macro too, but you'd have to stop waaay down. 
If you're interested I'll look up some images or the lenses' exact names tomorrow. I've had two, one I still have (200mm and 135mm).

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