5/18/15

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These photos were shot using the Sima 100mm soft focus lens I purchased in the mid-1980’s.  It functions well on the Nikon D610 in manual mode since there are no electronic couplings to the body and focus is also manual.  I rediscovered the lens while cleaning out my sock drawer and I may find some room for it in the slingbag.  It’s all plastic, including the single element lens and weighs very little.  I think it might be a good addition providing I have appropriate subject matter for it.  It might even make a decent portrait lens.

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18 thoughts on “5/18/15

  1. disperser

    I like the first shot. Not wild about the third. I agree it might be a good choice for certain subjects (my portrait, for one, would greatly benefit from a soft focus, if not outright out-of-focus).

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    1. oneowner Post author

      I think the lens was promoted as a portrait lens when it was introduced. Back then all the camera brands had some sort of soft focus lens in their lineup but they were usually pretty expensive.

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  2. Howard Grill

    I particularly love the soft look of that first one of the flower, though they are all interesting and have a unique feel. What really cracked me up was the sock drawer, I have some old compact cameras, Sony G1 and an old lens or two with a bunch of cable connectors in muine too! Isn’t that was sock drawers are for !!!!

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Absolutely, Howard. I also found an old zoom and some guitar strings. All good stuff. It’s interesting that your post today is soft focus/out of focus as well.I’m inspired by it.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Janina. Old. 1980’s old. I think this is the only item the company ever made and it was sold for only a short time. It’s cheaply made but very simple. I’ve taken pretty good care of it so it’s almost like new.

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      1. jmnowak

        I have to say, that lens looks like a gadget I recently bought, made in China, a clip-on or stand-up LED light which has a snake-like part to it, much like your lens, that one can stretch and bend into any shape to direct the light. I’ve used it already and it works! Cheers!

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