Lenses, Swirly Swirls, and a World of Green

Sometime, I don’t know, maybe two months ago now(?), I contacted someone I’ve worked with previously about a concept shoot I had in mind. So we started planning. And I’m getting super, super stoked about what’s going down. And then I said, hold up, let’s wait until I get these new lenses in.

So they’re in. Mostly. I kind of accidentally ordered the wrong lens (Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f3.5 ) so I just ordered the one I meant to get (Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f2). On the fence about whether to keep the 35mm. It’s beautiful and I really like the way it shoots. I’m just not sure how much shooting I’ll do at that focal length. I think I’ll keep it for a while and just shoot with it and see.

The last lens I was waiting on was a Helios 44m-4 58mm f2. It showed up a couple of days ago. Meeting up with a friend on Saturday to take some test shots with this and the Canon FD 24mm. Probably a great time to test out the 35mm as well.

And that’ll be great because I’ve realized there’s no value in testing on foliage. It just doesn’t translate. But I can tell you, I’m already loving that swirly swirl bokeh in even such simple photos as these. 🙂

Definitely more pronounced with specular highlights.

Side note: lots of green in my world right now. Should probably look into that. I want to get the blue back up in this world, though. Green is fine. But I need my blue.

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