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

5 monthes 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

5 monthes 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 ...

Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, Tile Art “GALAXY TILE” by Florida...

Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, Tile Art “GALAXY TILE” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

When you look through a telescope you may see an area of the universe that reflects color, texture, and movement. Alcohol inks, acrylic paint, and gold leaf are layered to... Read more ...

Little Memories

Little Memories

Another year has passed and I continue to paint! January has been a month of looking back, reviewing photos from my travels, and then creating sweet little paintings. It is a... Read more ...

Innovative, Car Free and Green: Images of the New IKEA Austria Store Revealed

Innovative, Car Free and Green: Images of the New IKEA Austria Store Revealed

© zoomVP/querkraft architekten IKEA Austria is establishing a car-free city center store, in the heart of Vienna. Addressing global issues, IKEA 's newest building will cater... Read more ...

PEOPLE AND PLACES - MORE RECENT WORK

PEOPLE AND PLACES - MORE RECENT WORK

Savannah at 18 I was invited to Savannah's family birthday party, and it was a wonderful time. For a gift, I drew this portrait based on a photo I took when Savannah and her... Read more ...

Swirling Fabrics Envelop Floating Subjects in Underwater Photographs by...

Swirling Fabrics Envelop Floating Subjects in Underwater Photographs by Christy Lee Rogers

All images © Christy Lee Rogers and Apple, shared with permission By submerging her subjects into dark waters, Hawaii-born photographer Christy Lee Rogers creates images that... Read more ...

Documenting the process - part 1

Documenting the process - part 1

Last week I wrote about Claire Henderson, who just finished a quilt she started in my workshop at Quilting By The Lake in 2017 and sent me a picture. I looked back in my files... Read more ...

Kodak Warns Users: New CT Scanners at Airports Will Ruin Your Film

Kodak Warns Users: New CT Scanners at Airports Will Ruin Your Film

Kodak Alaris has posted a detailed warning for film photographers, explaining that the new CT scanners being installed to check carry-on bags across the United States will... Read more ...

Apple Patents iMac Design Made from a Single Piece of Curved Glass

Apple Patents iMac Design Made from a Single Piece of Curved Glass

The design of the iMac hasn't changed much since the aluminum unibody version was announced in 2009. They slimmed down the design in 2012, and added a retina display in 2015... Read more ...

There are 6 Photographer ‘Types': Which One are You?

There are 6 Photographer ‘Types': Which One are You?

Sitting with a group of picture-takers last night, it dawned on me that even though all of us call ourselves “photographers,” so much of what we care about, the way we shoot... Read more ...

The Leica M6 TTL .85 is the Best 35mm Film Camera Ever Conceived

The Leica M6 TTL .85 is the Best 35mm Film Camera Ever Conceived

I'm not going to wax poetic about the Leica M6 TTL .85. I don't need to. This camera is the best 35mm film camera ever conceived or constructed. Chances are, you're reading... Read more ...