Tetris on the go #1 (2021)

I bought my daughter a couple of magnetic shapes that are formed like 3D Tetris pieces. She wanted me to play with them too when I saw one could make different cubist looking objects out of them. Thus born was the idea of taking these shapes and putting them in different visual contexts. Let’s see how many ideas I can come up with.

Tetris on the go #1 (2021)
Fujifilm X-T3 Helios 44-M 58mm/F2 Lens Turbo II
Tetris on the go #1 (2021) Fujifilm X-T3 + Helios 44-M 58mm/F2 + Lens Turbo II 1/180s ISO 320 Classic Chrome

For the first part of this series I tried out my recently acquired Helios 44M lens. It is a Soviet copy of an old German lens design (the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm). The lens is clunky, weighs almost as much as my Fuji X-T3 and makes satisfying ratcheting noises when changing the aperture.

But it is in quite a good shape and the image quality is pretty nice. This lens is known for its weird looking swirly bokeh which suits this photo project very well. The lens flare is probably from the Lens Turbo II which is a focal length reducer that allows me to use old 35mm film lenses with the intended field of view. Because the flare mimics the color of the shape I kept this image.

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