August 4, 2018
One Small Modification Allows This Lens to Create 'Magic Bokeh'
After flipping a single lens element, this Iranian photographer was able to capture the most stunning and unique bokeh.
For filmmakers, bokeh is probably the richest, most decadent type of sweet cinematic treat, but the bokeh that Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami was able to capture with a specially modified vintage lens has taken visual confectionery to a whole new level. How did he manage to pull it off? By reversing one single optical element of a $70 Zenit MC Zenitar 50mm f/2 lens. The bokeh that came out after mounting the lens to his Canon 6D (outfitted with an MFT-to-EF mount adapter) will certainly take your breath away.
You can view these images and the rest in the series on Rostami’s Instagram account.