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This Rare 75mm f/1.9 Cinema Projector Lens is the King of Swirly Bokeh

24 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

YouTuber Mathieu Stern is a weird lens expert, but even he didn't realize the gem he'd uncovered when someone sold him an old cinema projector lens for 2 Euros at a flea market. It turns out this rare 75mm f/1.9 lens produces some of the most intense swirly bokeh Stern has ever seen.
Since this lens wasn't made for any camera that Stern had ever used, he actually had to 3D print a solution in order to attach it to his Sony mirrorless. The lens fits into a 3D printed expansion ring, that fits into his m42 helicoid adapter, that attaches to a m42 to E-mount adapter, that finally attaches to...
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Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

24 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any explanation. It's left the industry wondering why, and some speculating that the US/China trade war is to blame.
The price increase was originally spotted by Sony Alpha Rumors , who speculated that it may have something to do with the current trade war between the US and China, and the new tariffs scheduled to go live on September 1st. This isn't unreasonable. The Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens is, indeed, made in...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...