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EXPERIMENTS IN BOKEH // HELIOS 37MM F2.8 (WITH MODIFIED ELEMENTS)I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a wider focal length so here you go… I will also take orders for this as well… message me if interested… put “PETZVAL-MOD 37” in the subject.
Test footage on vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/109341119
Images on Flickr here

EXPERIMENTS IN BOKEH // HELIOS 37MM F2.8 (WITH MODIFIED ELEMENTS)

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a wider focal length so here you go… I will also take orders for this as well… message me if interested… put “PETZVAL-MOD 37” in the subject.

Test footage on vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/109341119

Images on Flickr here

A misfire from the first set of test images…flickr link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/10133049463/

A misfire from the first set of test images…
flickr link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/10133049463/

Another test image…
flickr link…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/9946605885/

Another test image…

flickr link…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/9946605885/

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/

FOOTAGE LINK HERE https://vimeo.com/68984734

Had my CANON 50MM F0.95 “DREAM LENS” fitted to my Epic. (THANKS DUCLOS FOR MODDING MY RED LEICA MOUNT) I love this lens on my rangefinder and the same holds true on the EPIC. Such a little wonder of optical engineering. This lens is all character… love it or hate it, its has its own signature look.

A image of a PETZVAL 6 inch f 2.5 lens on the left and a modified Helios 58mm f2.0 lens on the right. The image below was taken with the HELIOS PETZVAL MOD. This particular lens flares beautifully and produces petzval like bokeh effects. Other examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bognacki/sets/72157633421830124/with/8761950489/
Selling a few HELIOS PETZVAL MODS if interested, email me for info.

A image of a PETZVAL 6 inch f 2.5 lens on the left and a modified Helios 58mm f2.0 lens on the right. The image below was taken with the HELIOS PETZVAL MOD. This particular lens flares beautifully and produces petzval like bokeh effects. Other examples:

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

Selling a few HELIOS PETZVAL MODS if interested, email me for info.

EXPERIMENTS IN BOKEH // 04.27.13

HELIOS 44 58MM F2.0 (WITH MODIFIED ELEMENTS)

I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a way to emulate extreme PETZVAL like bokeh on a EOS camera. The HELIOS 44 comes close. But I was looking for something more Petzval and less lensbaby. This is where I am at… somewhere in between. Very soft focus at the edges… Wild bokeh effects and swirls. Loads of lens flare, and something a bit like ghosting but its not… A wild beast. Be sure to watch the video. Trippy.

Motion examples: https://vimeo.com/65004051

Full Res images on flickr


If I get enough interest maybe I take orders for these… email if interested… put “HELIOS MOD” in the subject.

UPDATE MORE FOOTAGE:

https://vimeo.com/65488705

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I was able to give some new life to a dead Leica 50mm “Summar” f2.0 LTM (1930s) lens by hacking/adapting it to Canon EOS mount. To use this lens on a Canon DSLR I will still need to do some adjustments to the rear element. It is close. Works fine without adjustments and focuses to infinity on the EPIC X. All the smooth OOF and Leica glow you can handle and then some. This lens flares out of control… beautiful soft vintage looks.

Footage: https://vimeo.com/57829626

I had some pristine uncoated lenses converted for use on my EPIC. I finally had a chance to test this one out …. an UNCOATED PREWAR XENON SCHNEIDER 50mm f2 (MINT). I am really happy with the look this lens renders so far. Uncoated flares, low contrast… SHARP yet creamy, Vintage style bokeh. Currently looking for a 35 to complete a small set. I have an 80mm on the way, I hope its in as good condition as this little 50mm… fingers crossed.

Images on FLICKR as well