This is a fantastic book on Soft focus lenses and portraiture. .
There is a number of master portrait photographers who describe each of
their portraits , the lens used, lighting details ect.. I believe every two
pages is another photographer... The last copy of this sold for over $125 I
If you are considering buying a historic soft focus lens, this book
will allow you to compare the effects of each lens.. All Soft Focus lenses
are not created equal as you will see in this book...Personally I like a
portrait lens that will allow you to focus sharp toward the center and
blurs off to the edges allowing you to control both the amount of blur as
well as the area that is sharp. Couple this with a very large aperture and
the effect can be dramatic producing halo's , fog, ect on top of the
Good luck if you buy this book as I am sure you will be pleased.....Most of
these photographers and their secrets are no longer with us.