Do you like lens flares? And I don’t mean those CGI flares. No sirs! We are talking about real lens flares made with real vintage lenses. Are you sharp enough to match the lens to the flare?
We know that it’s not easy because we made a lens flare package with real lenses and real flares for composites and adding a punch to photos. But even after playing with those lenses for a few days it was not easy to match a flare to a lens.
Hit the jump to test your flare to lens matching powers.
Here are some hints to consider when guessing a lens to match a flare: consider flare size and focal length; shape of flare vs. shape of lens blades; and your estimation of quality of coating.
If you like those flares for your photos, you can always get the flares package. But if you want the real thing, here is the list of lenses we used. Most are pennies to buy
- A – MIR MNP-1B 37mm f2.8
- B – HELIOS 44-2 58mm f2.0
- C – NIKON Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm f3.5 AI
- D – PENTAX Asahi Super Takumar 28mm f3.5
- E – MAMIYA Sekor 645 300mm f5.6
- F – MAMIYA Sekor SX 135mm f2.8
- G – TOKINA RMC Tele Zoom 80-200mm f4.0
- H – SIGMA Zoom-all 35-105mm f3.5-4.5
- I – RINGFOTO Auto N 300mm f5.5
- J – AUTO REVUENON 35mm f3.5