Lomo 100mm Round Front Anamorphic Lens Written by: Keith Nickoson
The Lomo 100mm round-front anamorphic is the tightest focal length of my anamorphic set. It is a fast T3.1-16, with a minimum focus of 3.4ft. It's pretty sharp wide-open, and it has some killer, deep-blue flares. It's a PL mount, and the crop factor is 2X.
SUBJECT ISOLATION | BOKEH
The oval-shaped bokeh that's inherent to anamorphic lenses is perfectly rendered by the Lomo 100mm. Below we can see the separation and subject isolation at three different aperture settings in a series of images taken from the lawn of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.
The frames below showcase the effect of the bokeh more dramatically - all at an aperture setting of T3.1.
NEAR AND FAR
I opted to do a couple of focus racks this time around, as it was something I hadn't done in my previous posts. Below are two sets of images that show a near subject and a distant landscape - each one in focus and then out of focus.
Unlike the Lomo 50mm square-front, the flare characteristics of the 100mm are more defined, as the lens has much more contrast and control than the 50. As you can see though, an on-axis point source of light will trigger a deep-blue flare that penetrates the image, tearing a painterly streak across the entire frame.
CONTRAST AND CONTROL
These pictures don't quite fit together in a group, but I wanted separate out a handful of darkened images that highlight the contrast and flare control of the lens. All six of these pics contain a light source that didn't noticeably reduce the contrast, and did not create any significant flaring or streaking.
IMAGERY | LOMO 100mm
The following gallery of images were all captured at Mackinac Island, MI with the Lomo 100mm round-front anamorphic lens. I tried to treat each picture as its own story, so the color grading on these was not meant to be uniform.
Thanks for taking a look at the Lomo 100mm anamorphic lens with me. Please drop comments or questions in the box below to start a discussion.