Tag: bokeh

Bokeh Hunting #1

I am continuing to experiment with my Helios 44/2 58mm f2 lens adapted for the Nikon mount. To get the signature swirly, out of focus bokeh this lens is known for having a suitable background a few feet away from the subject, as well as shooting wide open at f2. This attempt is from St. James Cemetery in Toronto, the subject being a tilted old memorial.


Nikon N90s, Helios 44/2 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film


Today’s image is from a recent shoot with my friend Marla at Guild Park in Scarborough. I used my Canon 7 35mm rangefinder, with my Leitz (Leica) Summitar 50mm/f 2 lens. This lens is known for its swirly bokeh when shot wide open. Not everyone like the effect, but I do 🙂