Christian’s “defective” lens

Christian ordered an odd lens (Helios 44-2 58mm f/2) on ebay from a guy in the Ukraine the last time he came here to visit. It was over the holidays and it took quite a long time to get here. It is a cheap lens for which he had to get an adapter so it would fit his camera.  The reason he bought the thing is that it has an odd “defect” that makes it very interesting. Somehow, the lens “pixelates” stuff in the background. Because of this defect and the very cool effect manifested by image taken with it, it has become somewhat of a collectors item. Christian took the picture below to show us the effect. We thought it was pretty cool.

About Dad

Married Christian man with two children, one in graduate school and one working. Oregonian (family arrived in 1846 along the Applegate Trail). Living and working from home in Washington state. Lived in North Carolina for seven years, Texas several times and South Florida amoung other places--kids graduated from NCSU, LOVE North Carolina and NCSU, Texas and South Florida). Judo Shodan. Graduate of Oregon State University (B.S. Business Administration, Marketing), Oregon Institute of Techonology (A.E. Computer Systems Engineering Technology), University of Texas at El Paso (M.S. Industrial Engineering). Computer Vision Research Consultant. Bilingual English/Spanish.

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