Bench Test

    Newer Older

    Every camera/lens combo has got to be put to the task in my household.

    Yes, the world famous bench test.

    Today's challenger, the Kern Switar 25mm f1.4 H16RX on my GF1. Not bad... has character (and a pretty strong corner vignette/distortion :-D)

    hellohau, © LMR Photography, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ecphotographic 49 months ago | reply

      looks like a zoom-focus-vignette in the corners.... almost like a mild lensbaby. i like it

    2. Timo Erkkilä 49 months ago | reply

      Nice effects that lens has!

    3. saving gracie-lou 49 months ago | reply

      love this light and colour :)

    4. Dr. RawheaD 49 months ago | reply


      You're right!

      The thing is, the image circle of this lens is way too small. If i stop it down to F5.6 or smaller, you'll see that the four corners don't even really exist :lol:

      Timo Erkkilä

      Thanks! It is an interesting effect; not good for everything, but it's so small, let's me carry it wherever, so that's good :-)

      saving gracie-lou

      Thank you! It was that golden time of day ;-D

    5. Kap- 49 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous light and color !

    6. bored london gurl [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      love the distortion and vignette. beautiful warm tones too and great perspective

      Via items in the Every day is Happy Bokeh Day ! pool on Fluidr

    7. myu-myu 49 months ago | reply


    8. Dr. RawheaD 49 months ago | reply


      Thanks a trillion :-D

      Melissa ♥ Photography

      Thanks! The lenses image circle is way smaller than the frame, which is what creates the vignette and distortion :-)



    9. Hadassa_Alelí 49 months ago | reply

      love the color and perspective. Seen on Benches of the world.

    10. Dr. RawheaD 49 months ago | reply


      Thank you!! One of my favorite perspectives (getting up close and dirty with benches :-)))

    11. ~SheebaC /peggyc 49 months ago | reply

      .. great bench shot! Tones are fantastic!

      Thank you for the bench contribution !

      Waiting room overflow ...
      Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "Benches of the World". ( ?² )

    12. Natasha__M 49 months ago | reply

      fantastic sunlight, wonderful shot!

      Seen in the group"bench / Bank" (?)

    13. Dr. RawheaD 48 months ago | reply


      Thanks. They don't call it the "golden hour" for nothing, eh? :-)


      Thanks always!

    14. Aida Villaronga - off 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ~ Serene ~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Dr. RawheaD 48 months ago | reply

      Aida Villaronga

      Added :-)

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts