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#1 Guillaume Cottin

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Hello everyone,

Do you have any info on the Panavision Primo Classic "soft effect" mode?

I know it is an optical, variable diffusion effect, but I have yet to see the effect on an image. Any links or screenshots?

This function is only available on the 24, 30, 65, 85 and 125mm, and I wonder if it cuts well with the other Primo lenses without the effect.

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#2 Daniel Klockenkemper

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

Hello Guillaume,

I would guess that the soft effect is a spherical aberration control. It would allow you to dial in the amount by which you can make the lens "less perfect." See the following:

http://www.cookeopti...s/s4i_more.html

http://www.adaptall-...lenses/51A.html
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#3 Guillaume Cottin

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thanks Daniel,

Any pictures of the effect itself ? Can't find any on the internet.

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#4 Daniel Klockenkemper

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Examples of the Tamron lens are a little easier to find. Here are a few links with samples:

http://forum.manualf...id=82658#p82658

The user Abbazz posted images on pages 1 and 3 of this thread: http://forum.mflense...ert-t40873.html among other lens examples (not all of which achieve softness by the same means). The same user posted additional examples here: http://www.pentaxfor...y-useful-3.html
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