If you reverse one optical element of a $70 Zenit MC Zenitar 50mm f/2 lens, you get this magic bokeh. Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami has been studying and experimenting with lenses for years. He discovered that by reversing one of the elements in a lens, the lens will create an unusual and stunning bokeh. Considering the price of the lens, it’s a low-cost experiment. It’s even cheaper used.
After modifying the lens, Rostami mounted it to his Canon 6D DSLR with a M42-to-EF mount adapter. Here’s a video that shows how he did it:
Curiously he made this YouTube video with a smart phone in portrait, rather than landscape mode.
Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday, August 6, 2017 (This is a vacation day. It has nothing to do with the video business.) The Newport Jazz Festival is an amazing event, not just for the music even though the music is usually wonderful. One of the things that makes it so remarkable is that it […]Read More