Vintage Soft Focus Lenses : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

In the March/April issue of ViewCamera Magazine there was a brief article by Jay Allen about using Vintage Pictorial and Soft-Focus Lenses such as Portarit Ektars, Vitax/Veritos, Imagons etc...

In the Article there was a reference to a book titled Pictorial, Soft Focus and Portrait lenses from the Past. I looked everywhere including and cannot find it. Any tips on finding this book? I believe the author of the article also wrote the book.

Thanks! Steve

-- Steve Nieslony (, April 13, 2000


I think you have to order it from him. He has a website at where you should be able to get in touch with him to order it. DJ

-- N Dhananjay (, April 13, 2000.

There's a very interesting website that explores the use of old box camera and other lenses for soft focus. It's fairly lavishly illustrated, and well worth a look.

Go here

-- Pete Andrews (, April 13, 2000.

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