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Shoot A Classic Lens Design

The ultra crisp and fully corrected image rendition is perfect for most purposes, but classic lens designs with all their flaws can render an unusual look that is out of the ordinary.

I made this image at very close range (a few centimeters from the front glass), using the Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon, which is not corrected for close range work, and focuses almost to the front lens element. It has a unique look, an almost watery feel to the image.

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Canon 5D Mark II + Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

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