Tag: lenses

“Long Climb Up” : photo taken with my original 1” brass peephole on a 90mm lens for a medium-format camera at f/8.
Peeping through: The magic of peephole lenses

Heather Siple tells us how and why we should try out peephole photography.

Monocles lens testing and designing
Monocles lens: Making and testing

Carlo Ponzoni designs a lens. In the second part of the article he works on assembly and finishing. He also compares the result to other lenses.

Monocle lens part 1
Monocles lens: Designing a single element lens

Carlo Ponzoni designs a lens. In the first part of the article he works on dimensions and aperture.

John Evans
Review of Exploring simple lenses

John Marriage takes a closer look at John Evans’ cd-book.

Jonathan Brewer
Cyclops Part II

Part II in how to make lenses do what you want, by Jonathan Brewer.

special effects lens
Cyclops – making a camera for effects

Jonathan Brewer sought a special effect in his images. Rather than altering the image he invented a new camera. Here is how.

Exploring simple lenses
Exploring simple lenses

Exploring Simple Lenses is a very practical book from John Evans, the author of Adventures with Pinhole and Home-made Cameras

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