Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Red Umbrella

Many people wonder why some of us even bother with manual focus lenses.  Isn't it going backwards?  Below is one example why we do.  It's pretty hard for a modern lens to exhibit this kind of character in a picture: very blurry corners, severe vignetting, but extremely sharp in the center. All these characters work together to pull the viewer's attention to the subject more strongly than a pictures taken with a well corrected lens.  If this picture was taken with a normal 85mm modern lens, it would be less interesting, for sure.

Red Umbrella - NEX-6 & Kodak Projection Ektanon 3 inch f2.

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