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06-26-2016, 02:19 PM   #1
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new Lensbaby Twist 60mm 2.5 alternative ?

As some of you may be aware, the new Lensbaby Twist 60mm 2.5 for full frame cameras has just arrived on the market.

it comes only in Canon Nikon Sony mount. But you can also buy the optic separetely and screw it on the Lensbaby Composer Pro on K mount.

I bought years ago the composer and sold it back as it was a bit too toystory stuff.

Now that i see really nice pictures with circular background taken with the Twist 60mm 2.5 on the web...ok the effect of the Composer + Twist could be really cool , but still too toystoryish.

So my question is, which are the new or vintage M42 or K mount lenses that deliver circular swirly background like this twist lens?
Are there some with greater than 2.5 aperture?

Thanks !

06-26-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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Google "Swirly Bokeh" and you'll find a ton of images from a number of lenses. Cheapest route would probably be a Helios 44-2 and an M42 adapter. 58mm, f2.0 max.
06-27-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Just slightly out of your preferred aperture range, but the Spiratone/Soligor/Cambron 20mm f/2.8 has excellent build quality, great sharpness, and ridiculous bokeh.
WOW. amazing !

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