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Bokeh fans?

Given the short flange to sensor distance it's possible to fit a variety of lenses designed for other cameras. It's so tempting to do some surgery; have a look at the results here: https://petapixel.com/2018/08/02/thi...eid=2a426fcff6
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Re: Bokeh fans?

That's pretty cool

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Re: Bokeh fans?

I agree pretty neat but don't think I'm brave enough to have a go myself.
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Re: Bokeh fans?

Use any el-cheapo lens that fits, little to lose in money terms. Best being the Russian lenses manufactured late on Friday afternoons after a half litre of Vodka. Vashe Zdorovie!, Za Milyh Dam!
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Re: Bokeh fans?

Thats really impressive!

Not completely sure I like the output, but thats a different question!

I'm tempted to go and buy some old M42 lenses to see what can be done!
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Re: Bokeh fans?

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Thats really impressive!

Not completely sure I like the output, but thats a different question!

I'm tempted to go and buy some old M42 lenses to see what can be done!
I think manual focus would work best. God knows what the closed-loop focusing would make of the distortion. Probably fry the processing engine!
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Re: Bokeh fans?

Flipping elements is something that's been on my list to try for a year or two. In the meantime I've experimented with less drastic ways to alter the bokeh. Simple cut shapes in paper discs can work nicely.
This https://flic.kr/p/27KRhGp shows what can be done using a flower mask on a projector lens that was too fast for the ambient lighting conditions.
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