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Weird Lens of the Week! 28mm f/3.3 Som Berthiot


Posted on April 18th, by graham in Classic Camera Corner. No Comments

One of the coolest things about mirror-less digital cameras is the ability to use classic lenses. These have a distinctly different look and feel than modern optics. Also cool is that we have LOTS of them for sale!

I’m going to attempt to post one lens a week with sample images to show what these things can do.

The fist one is a French lens from 1935- a 28mm f/3.3 Som Berthiot in Leica thread mount.

I used it on my Sony A7r with a $30. adapter (available at Seawood) and found it to be a beautiful optic. It’s 10-blade iris gave it a very creamy bokeh. I loved the low contrast and pastel colors it infused.wine92dpi Simba92dpiAlbertberthiotLeft





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