Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

How to get a maximum swirl lens effect

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I was testing how to achieve maximum swirl effect. Open aperture, focus on a subject at a distance, objects at corners must be closer then subject in the center. And this works only with lenses that aren’t compromised by a mirror between lens and film. No single lens mirror reflex cameras in the club! Only view cameras, range-finder cameras and twin lens reflex! Taken with twin-lens Mamiya C330, 80mm, blue-dot series. Of course Petzval lens is the king of swirl effect 🙂

PS: pardon, readers warned me, that some special lenses are doing beautiful swirl also for 35 SLR cameras. Like Russian Helios 40 85mm f/1.5 Lens
Testiral sem kako bi poudaril swirl efekt, ko se na robovih slika začne rotacijsko pačiti. Recept je: popolnoma odprta zaslonka, subjekt mora biti relativno oddaljen, objekti ob robovih morajo biti bližje, kot subjekt v sredini. Aja, pa to deluje na pravih objektivih, ki niso kompromitirani z zrcalom med lečami in filmom. Se pravi zrcalnorefleksni aparati odpadejo, le mehovke, range-finder in pa dvooke kamere. Na fotografiji posneto z dvooko Mamiyo C330, 80mm, blue-dot serija. A seveda, Petzval objektiv je car swirl efekta.
PS: PArdon, bralci so me opozorili, da imajo tudi posebni objektivi za zrcalno refleksne kamere SWIRL efekt, kot je na primer Helios 40 85mm f/1.5 Lens.

Written by Borut Peterlin

2 September, 2012 at 15:37

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  1. Tak lep swirl efekt imajo tudi 16mm filmski objektivi na micro 4/3 fotičih, kakšen 25mm Cooke, Switar, itd. Ne rabiš vedno srednjega formata za kaj takega :).


    2 September, 2012 at 20:32

  2. ja, prav imaš Alan! Nisem vedel! Sedaj bom dopisal pod PS:

    Borut Peterlin

    2 September, 2012 at 21:08

  3. The effect is absolutely striking! Very beautiful photo!


    2 September, 2012 at 21:34

  4. how do you actually do the effect?
    I’d shoot with a nikkor 24mm wideangle lens, would that work/turn out good?

    Luis Hartmann

    9 April, 2013 at 21:58

  5. Luis, I think not. Rarely a lens for single lens reflex camera makes a swirl effect. I’ve learned that some russian lenses have a fantastic swirl. Usually large format cameras have the effect. Well in this case also Mamiya C330 and 80mm lens.

    Borut Peterlin

    9 April, 2013 at 22:24

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