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    My Dream lens.

    For years, I've been love with the effect a soft focus lens gives. Sort of pictorial type of look. I wanted to design and make a perfect lens that suited my photography style precisely. It's been a long process, but here are some wide open shots using my 9in soft focus prototype lens for 4x5. Let me know what you think.










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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Beautiful Tri!
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Very nice. You likely have accomplished your goal.

    I don't think the lens works so well for more distant scenes like the tree. But, it sure works for the remaining three images.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Nice images! Looking forward to seeing some of your portraits made with this lens.

    Your description of these images being "wide open shots" implies you have the lens in a shutter which has an adjustable diaphragm. Please give us some images showing how the look of the lens changes upon being stopped down.

    Keith

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I like the glow in the up close subjects. A good lens, Tri.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I agree with Neil and Jim. The closeups are terrific.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    I agree with Neil and Jim. The closeups are terrific.

    Same thoughts here.


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    Re: My Dream lens.

    It looks amazing, especially on the closer shots!

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Do you have more information on this lens?

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Thank you all for the feedback. What I'm hoping is the glow of the highlight and retained the shadow details, the tonality value of the scene. Clean bokeh, no swirls from aberration and ghosting halo caused by optical prism.
    Overall I'm very pleased with the contrast on the negative.
    The lens is 9 in at F 5.5 comes with water house stop or can be mounted directly to copal 3 shutter. It will cover 5x7 and whole plate.
    Happy Easter
    Last edited by Tri Tran; 21-Apr-2019 at 20:22.

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