Posts tagged LOMO

ADVENTURES IN BOKEH // ANAMORPHIC SQUARE FRONT BOKEH EXAMPLES


Finishing up lens research for a upcoming project… comparing bokeh signatures of Lomo square front anamorphic lenseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/

ADVENTURES IN BOKEH // ANAMORPHIC SQUARE FRONT BOKEH EXAMPLES

Finishing up lens research for a upcoming project… comparing bokeh signatures of Lomo square front anamorphic lenses

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/

ADVENTURES IN BOKEH // ANAMORPHIC SQUARE FRONT BOKEH EXAMPLES


Finishing up lens research for a upcoming project… comparing bokeh signatures of Lomo square front anamorphic lenseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/

ADVENTURES IN BOKEH // ANAMORPHIC SQUARE FRONT BOKEH EXAMPLES

Finishing up lens research for a upcoming project… comparing bokeh signatures of Lomo square front anamorphic lenses

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/

Here’s a repost of my HELIOS PETZVAL MOD (from FEB 2013). I am taking orders for these… They usually ship in a week or so from the time of ordering.

Links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/sets/72157633421830124/with/8761950489/

Motion examples:

https://vimeo.com/65004051

https://vimeo.com/65488705

Petzval Gate // 001Back in Feb I began experimenting trying to create a PETZVAL-like image on DSLR. My HELIOS-PETZVAL MOD comes very close to this look. http://todaystomorrow.tumblr.com/post/49119801943/experiments-in-bokeh-04-27-13-helios-44-58mmI was contacted in the past by a small manufacturer interested in licensing my design, but no deals were reached. Now seems another more well established company Lomography has taken the idea and launched a Kickstarter. At last check they have raised over a quarter million dollars. Seems on the surface that they are using the same Zenit lens optics and wrapping it in a vintage brass shell. Well played. Ugggggh.

Petzval Gate // 001

Back in Feb I began experimenting trying to create a PETZVAL-like image on DSLR. My HELIOS-PETZVAL MOD comes very close to this look.

http://todaystomorrow.tumblr.com/post/49119801943/experiments-in-bokeh-04-27-13-helios-44-58mm

I was contacted in the past by a small manufacturer interested in licensing my design, but no deals were reached. Now seems another more well established company Lomography has taken the idea and launched a Kickstarter. At last check they have raised over a quarter million dollars. Seems on the surface that they are using the same Zenit lens optics and wrapping it in a vintage brass shell. Well played. Ugggggh.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 + Anamorphic (I)

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First Impressions:

This quirky little Leica clone is really starting to grow on me. Great ISO performance… Organic X-Trans CMOS sensor rendering filmic images with noise free shadows…. lack of an a/a filter… adding these up there really is something different about these images, that I quite like. Enough so that I can live with some of the camera’s oddities.

One of the reasons I chose the X-Pro1 was the beefier body. Very close to the size of a M9 the X-Pro1 is a better match for odd glass…then say a NEX7. I added the Thumbs Up (CSEP-2) grip/rest to help handle the load of heavier glass… which it does brilliantly…. also works to improve stability even with ultra small Leica M lenses. Such a great little improvement.

The quirks that really bug me…

1) The Q (quick menu) button is a great idea but why can’t I view the image when dialing in white balance/iso etc… seems like an correctable over site.

2) No focus peaking? The 1:1 zoom function is enough to get me by but even my $400 HD preview monitor has this feature built in. Let’s face it most folks are going to be using legacy glass on this camera at some point. Add this to the next firmware… all the mirror-less cameras are doing it!

3) I can’t speak to the Fuji Film 35mm or 60mm but please, please, PLEASE! Make a pro series of lenses ala Canon L series of glass. Make them simple and all manual if you must. I picked up the Fuji 18mm to try out and it was a train wreck of a lens. Decent enough image quality but the focus by wire system is a disaster. Even after the firmware update. On a bright day it couldn’t even hit consistent points. The delay in time it took for the lens to communicate with the body, process and relay the info back to the lens to respond in manual mode was unexceptionable. There must be a better way. A fast auto focusing set of PRO level primes with truly manual responsiveness would be next level for the FUJI system. The sensor tech seems to be there already.

I am just hoping there are no surprises when ADOBE updates the camera RAW plug-in and we can really enjoy these images.

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Next up I’ll profile the ZEISS ZM line of LEICA M MOUNT lenses on the X-PRO and EPIC-X

Lomo Roundfront Anamorphic 75mm F2 (FOR SALE)

Parting with one of my widescreen anamorphic lenses:
-Works w/ Canon 5Dmkii - RED - EPIC - SCARLET- M4/3 -NEX ..etc with the appropriate adapter

Lomo Roundfront Anamorphic 75mm f2 OCT19 Mount (FOR SALE)

ON EBAY NOW ON EBAY NOW ON EBAY NOW ON EBAY NOW ON EBAY NOW

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Anamorphic Part I

An unscientific evaluation of the Lomo Anamorphic (Square Front) Lenses. These lenses were produced in Russia from 1970-1980.

-Images and Footage shot on my RED EPIC X
-5K anamorphic mode in RED COLOR2+RED GAMMA2 (UNGRADED TEST)

35mm T2.8, 50mm T2.4 and 80mm T2.5 in OCT19 mount

35mm @ T2.8 FLICKR LINK
- The smallest of the bunch, flares wide open as well as stopped down. A mastery of optical engineering a thing a beauty.

35mm @ T11 FLICKR LINK

50mm @ T2.4 FLICKR LINK

- Flares nicely wide open and less so when stopped down. These are heavier then their more modern round front counter parts, but still manageable hand held.

80mm @ T2.4 with a +1 DIOPTER FLICKR LINK

80mm @ T2.4 FLICKR LINK

Lomo Anamorphic Part I from Jason Bognacki on Vimeo.

Thanks Matt for standing in.

Finally had a minute to test this great lens. Shot on RED w/ LOMO ANAMORPHIC 50mm.

Started experimenting with some LOMO anamorphic lenses…a new creative obsession rages…RED 4K footage to follow…

Started experimenting with some LOMO anamorphic lenses…a new creative obsession rages…RED 4K footage to follow…