Goodbye 2016, and hello 2017! We would like to wish all our readers a blessed and exciting new year ahead!
2016 has been a great year for us in our burgeoning photography interest: we have had new cameras, accessories and lens to try out and add to our collection, and our loyal readers will surely have noticed that! We have expanded our use of films from instax mini films to Impossible Project films, packfilm and 35mm film, and we hope to see this list grow in the future!
Today’s entry is all about bokeh (which we both loveeeeeeeee), and with our newest addition to our camera gear (being Lomography’s Petzval 58mm Bokeh Art lens), we could not wait to try it out! We have previously used this lens along Orchard Road during Christmas, and it was fun snapping away and creatively utilising the lens.
The photos below were our first experience and trial with the Petzval lens, and we really loved the swirly effect of the images, coupled with the amazing bokeh. The Petzval lens use aperture plates which can be slotted into the lens. This means that at any time, only one aperture size can be used. Nevertheless, it was clear to us that the largest aperture size (of f/1.9) would be utilised more often then not, since it could create significant swirly effects.
We are very satisfied with the Petzval 58mm lens, and we certainly cannot wait to use it with other special aperture plate, which will produce different bokeh shapes! Look out for that entry in the near future 🙂
Till next time,