The Helios lenses have really grown in popularity over the last few years for their classic rendering and crazy swirling bokeh. But are they really any good? With all the awesome new third-party lenses out of China or Japan, the Helios lenses no longer get as much attention as they used to, but they're still fun lenses to shoot with if you can get a good copy.
Today I want to talk a little about this hidden little gem of a lens, the Handevision 75mm f2.4. Full review coming soon, but since those take forever to build, compile and process, I wanted to share a little bit about why this lens is unique and why it's totally worth it. So the big question, since there are so many lenses out there for both Sony and Fujifilm, what's the point of these Handevision lenses? What makes them special? Especially this 75mm f2.4?
With the crazy resolution of the Sony A7r III, I thought it would be fun to try out some photos with the 2.35 cinematic crop. I've done this in the past with my landscape photography using a 3:1 or 2:1 crop, but I've never done it with anything casual and the results are very cool and cinematic.
Wow, ok, so let me talk about Beverly Hills for a little bit since I live fairly close to this place. Actually, my wife works down the street from here and while she was working last Saturday, I decided to take a walk with the stroller so my little 2-year-old could take a nap - this is where I ended up.