As you might be aware, dear dedicated reader of one, I once purchased a Helios 44-2 58mm for the XT1. For a very affordable 50 dollar price, it is an easy purchase to make for it’s swirly bokeh. A slightly truncated bokeh because of the change in sensor size, this lens produces a twirly bokeh because of a lens flaw(?) and when used with a good light and translucent flower, a glowing effect (see below).

We spent a lovely afternoon in the San Francisco Botannical gardens with Linda, Tim and Mabel. The garden is free for San Francisco residents. I’ll add a few black and white medium formats here.