Portrait photographer tests three cheap vintage lenses with crazy bokeh


posted Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST


Photographer Mathieu Stern, is known for his videos featuring old or otherwise odd lenses. His latest video is a special Christmas video featuring a trio of vintage lenses which all exhibit "crazy bokeh."

It seems that "bokeh" is all the rage these days, with manufacturers and photographers alike all throwing around the latest optical buzz word. In the video below, Stern uses a Porst 50mm f/1.2 lens, an MIR-1B 37mm f/2.8 lens and a KO-140M 140mm f/1.8 lens. In total, he spent less than US$200 on the lenses. If you'd like to view sample images from the lenses, click here.

(Via Mathieu Stern