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Looking for a swirly bokeh lens that's wider than the Helios
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Looking for a swirly bokeh lens that's wider than the Helios Reply with quote

So I have both the Helios 58mm and 85mm. They have fantastic swirly bokeh and I was wondering if anybody can think of a wider angle lens in the 35mm or wider range to complete my "swirly bokeh" lens set.

As long as I can adapt it to EF, I don't care what the original mount it.

Thanks!


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an adapted Helios-33, a 35mm f/2.0. It is originally a cine-lens if I am correct. The one I found was already adapted to LTM. Fun lens, but very prone to flaring. If you intend to use it in sunlight, you would need to make a hood for it. Will not fully cover a fullframe-sensor, but is fine for APS-C.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makinon 24mm 2.8 https://www.flickr.com/photos/60398074@N03/21359220576/


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fujian 35mm f1.7 will make you happy.
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2016/11/07/fujian-35mm-f1-7-the-cheap-charm-offensive-for-m43-by-brad-nichol/

Here is a picture:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wizardofdof/35992237094/in/photolist-WQvC8Y-Yt4EtC-XLZT5S-YckqJU-Y7caA2-WSG8Dt-Y7caER-WSG8sM-XvacSL-WSF7oz-WQvC3C-XoS5U2-XjWE5Y


PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wolan wrote:
Fujian 35mm f1.7 will make you happy.
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2016/11/07/fujian-35mm-f1-7-the-cheap-charm-offensive-for-m43-by-brad-nichol/

Here is a picture:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wizardofdof/35992237094/in/photolist-WQvC8Y-Yt4EtC-XLZT5S-YckqJU-Y7caA2-WSG8Dt-Y7caER-WSG8sM-XvacSL-WSF7oz-WQvC3C-XoS5U2-XjWE5Y


C mount will not fit on EF and reach infinity.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get swirly bokeh with some newer lenses as well. I took this earlier today with a 7 artisans 25mm f1.8
DSCF0098 by Jon, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could buy a cheap wide and experiment with it.
Change the distance between elements, might even be able to flip an element.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mir-1B and Canon t4i


PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could look into a Meyer-Optik Lydith 30mm pre-set, or it's newer incarnation badged by Pentacon (not the Pentacon 29mm, which is a different lens). I've only had mine a short while, still getting used to it. The bokeh is "different" to my Helios 44-2, but I've not seen the "swirly" bokeh effect on the Helios, either. I think there's a fairly definite set of circumstances which give that effect and I've not yet found them.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be sure that you won't find an Helios / Biotar wide angle that will fit to your mount. Only retrofocus design are available to be used on reflex, and Biotar/Helios is not.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mir 1b 37/2.8