Here Comes The Swirl

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I got home yesterday just as the light was wining away, but I still took out my camera and went to take some more test shots with the Helios. And yes, I got the swiiiirrl! ^-^

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Getting the swirly bokeh needs a particular depth of field and distance to background though. You can see some strange bokeh in this shot above...

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But once I got closer to the subject the effect become much more clear. This and the branch above were shot at 1,5-2m distance. The photos have not been cropped btw, only colour/light edited.

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If the background is not really swirled, it still looks very busy. The bokeh is definitely not smooth. But thenagain, it was the very point of getting this glass. ;)

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Well, this one above I did crop. Here the distance to the subject (the tree) is a looong one, 20m or so. Well, the background aka the grey clouds are at 'infinity' so nothing much can be said about bokeh anyway. I just loved the looks of the three.

Today it's snowing again, so I have to do a comparison test between Canon and Helios some other day... :(


  1. Nice photos!! The swirl looks super neat, for a moment there I thought you were zooming in while taking the photo haha :D

    1. Yeah it does give a zoomy effect :3 I can't wait to take doll photos with this one, especially in the spring/fall when the trees have leaves on them.

  2. Tosi nättejä lumikuvia! Tää Helios vaikuttaa mielenkiintoselta, odotan innolla vertailua Canonin kanssa :3

    1. Toivottavasti saan sen pian aikaiseksi ^-^ Sain nyt myös Super-Takumarini kotiin, niin treenailen sen kanssa myös niin vois saada kaikki kolme samaan vertailuun.


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