Re: dreamy Nikon lenses
OHH, that would explain it. They are really beautiful. I mean, remarkably
so. And I can't just explain it by depth of field. It looks almost like a
And, ohhhh, the color of that old Kodak film....don't want to start a
digi/film war, but digital can be too sharp, too harsh, and not much depth
of field. The creamy con-tone of the old films was really stupendous. But
what does it matter when I am doing gum prints of these?
Of course, that would be minus the dust and mold I have to deal with...
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From: "Gregory Popovitch" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: dreamy Nikon lenses
Hi Christina, I think it is the lens. In the 40's lens were not coated
because of lens flare, bright image areas tended to bleed and produce
dreamy, glowy images. I had a friend using old screw mount leica lenses
he often got this effect - white areas bleeding and creating a halo. If
lens has some scratches it is even better :-)
From: Christina Z. Anderson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:57 AM
Subject: dreamy Nikon lenses
Some of you are quite knowledgeable on lenses. Do you know of a Nikon
lens that would have been in use in, say, the 40's, that produced really
dreamy, glowy images?
The slides I have are from the 40's to the 70's and there is a major
difference in lens between earlier and later. Or was it the film? I
apart one of the glass slides and it is Kodak "safety" film.