Swirly and soapy bokeh legacy lenses

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I know it's a different result using vintage lenses on different size sensor formats, here's the swirly as well as bubbly bokeh with the Helios-44M 58mm f 2.

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The large distance between the focal plane and the highlights breaking through the trees in the background is about 10 meters, giving the swirliness enough room to loop around the edges of the frame.

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When the background is very far away, this one is about 50 meters on the top right, the "balls" lose their shape into a blob of overexposed highlight.

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At a medium distance, the swirliness works best, the subject is about 2 meters away, the tree line is 5 meters on the right side, 20 meters in the middle, and 3 meters on the left side. On the bottom side the coma is really degrading the clarity of the foliage, not all effects are defects and not all defects give only good effects.
 

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