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Manual LENS: BOKEH & LENS FLARE

A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it.Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique bokeh. The price for this lens has grown quite high as for manual lens in the past few years. For some it's a kind of trendy lens to have. Though I decided to discover it's capability with my full frame camera.Firstly... continue reading

Old is (sort of) gold... and cheap

I've been keen on photography for a while now. I started with a $2 pinhole camera, moved to a Dynax 3, crossed over to digital with the Panasonic FZ28, and finally settled for my first DSLR, straight to the Canon 60D.This was a massive jump alright. And with the cost involved, I was left to choose just one lens and I opted for the highly-rated (for all the right reasons), 50mm f1.8 II. When I shot this image of everyday vegetables, I was delighted with what the lens could do.Yet, for all the... continue reading

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