This cheap lens makes square bokeh thanks to its aperture

May 18, 2017

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This cheap lens makes square bokeh thanks to its aperture

May 18, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Why only have round bokeh, when you can get it all sorts of shapes? You can achieve shaped bokeh by cutting a shape in black paper and placing it on the lens. Or if you’re too lazy or not really precise, you can even buy premade shapes. But what if I told you there’s a way to achieve square bokeh with nothing but a lens? Mathieu Stern presents you with a cheap lens that has a square aperture, so it creates super-interesting square bokeh.

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Mathieu uses an enlarging lens from Schneider: Componar 75mm f/4.5. He adapts it to his mirrorless camera using M39 to M42 ring and adds M42 focusing helicoid. The lens costs from $30 to $50, from what I saw online. The ring and the adapter are under $40 together, so for the maximum of $90, you get quite a unique lens. It doesn’t only create square bokeh, but it’s also fairly sharp. Take a look at some sample images:

If you’re into playing with lenses, this one is quite affordable, yet really unique and good quality. So I believe it’s a good recommendation if you want to add something new to your photos.

[How to Get the SQUARE BOKEH with a Weird Cheap Lens | Mathieu Stern]

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4 responses to “This cheap lens makes square bokeh thanks to its aperture”

  1. AsianReaper Avatar
    AsianReaper

    Ugly

  2. JetLi Avatar
    JetLi

    i make all kind of bokeh forms with my paper cutter….

  3. Fede Avatar
    Fede

    minecraft lovers rejoice

  4. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    Looks unpleasent to my eyes…