Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5 +5 macro fiters
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5 1/20, raw
I was playing with the macro filters today. I took the three of them out of their box, first time after I don’t even remember when, I screwed them all together so to get the maximum +5 macro effect, and I put them in front of the color-skopar, just to play.
Apparently you can get a lot of cool effects, the image gets totally distorted if the filters and the lens are perfectly parallel, plus if you put the filters far from the lens so to get them in the picture, you get what’s “inside” the filters to be in focus, and the rest incredibly out of focus.
But the coolest thing is if you put the focal ring on “infinite” and then do the trick of the macro filters visible in the picture, because the out of focus gets totally weird. Use anything with a pattern as subject and you created a sort of kaleidoscope…
Take this shot, for example: the subject is the keyboard of a powermac, a series of backlit black keys. Can you believe how many colors where they hiding till I put them totally out of focus and I added the macro filters in the center of the scene?