old school

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 manual focus lens

Wonderful shallow-depth-of-field image of an old school bike lock seen in the West Village of Manhattan where those fancy new-fangled locks just won’t do. I love images like this where anyone who has lived in New York for a while would probably recognize this as something seen in Manhattan. I love the smooth dreamy out of focus background just as much as I love the sharp three-dimensionality of the lock itself. Taken with one of the finest lenses I’ve ever worked with… the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon. It’s a much harder lens to use than it’s little brother, the Zeiss 35mm f2, but the results are head-and-shoulders better. The 35/2 is a “punchier” lens with higher contrast and slightly more saturated colors straight out of the camera, but the 35/1.4 captures far more fine detail and produces much better subject isolation because of it’s larger aperture and enhanced light-gathering ability.

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