Freelensing for better perception

 

Freelensing for better perception

i represent my perception as a normal muscle that i should train from time to time. i find that different photography exercises and experiments can do this work very well for me. a few weeks ago when i read some article about the “Petzval lens” i remembered the “freelensing” – very interesting technique that everyone can try and implement with his existing gear.

for freelensing i love to use Asahi fully manual 50mm f/1.4 m42 bayonet lens. M42 bayonet is great for freelensing because of suitable distance between the rear glass and sensor of the camera, which allows to find and capture very sharp focused fields. the secret is to not attach the lens to the body of camera, but to hold it in hand very close to the front of the sensor. the effect is stunning, the leaks of light are violate all laws of classical photography, the vignetting is natural and there is no software that able to recreate it.

the biggest disadvantages of freelensing is danger of entering of a dust to the sensor area and slow focusing process.

i started from the garden around my living place and moved to the urban areas of TelAviv. i felt that all the usual to me objects acquired absolutely unknown contours and surprising forms. below are some samples of my freelensing journey. enjoy !!!

 
 
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Thank you…

some previous posts :

I left my heart in Barcelona

WorldWild Photowalk 2013, Israel

subject of the next shoot

cinematheque from a close distance

12 thoughts on “Freelensing for better perception

  1. I was fascinated by these freelensed images, Victor. They reminded me of early photos I’ve seen, and as such they created the impression I was looking at a world lost in time.

  2. Very exciting Victor. Your little trip through your neighborhood to show it with a different perspective. Like I said, I’m inspired. Regards Burkhard

  3. Absolutely magical and gives a feeling of entering into a distant world of dream and hypothesis :):) Thanks for the tip and I would surely love to work with this idea :):)

    1. Thank you for taking a look. The biggest fun of freelensing is the process and what exactly you see during shooting. I dhould return back to this project again !

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