So… I’m very happy with this one. It’s just so soft and friendly and cuddly-looking, like a big fluffy comforter, perhaps, or a large pit full of large balls of yarn.
At the same time, there’s something menacing about it too, that I only just noticed when looking at it at 1/10th size in the Google+ add post window.
Anyway. I decided to see if the Zomb-E Series was the only lens that could do this, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s not, but that appears to be the only sort of lens design that will perform this spherical distortion trick (a zoom lens with a fixed rear element, reversed).
I tested with the Vivitar 70-210 f/3.5 (Kiron) and the Tokina 35-200 f/3.5-4.5 AT-X, and found that the Vivitar performed similarly to the Zomb-E, but the Tokina didn’t perform at all (though it gave some interesting results on its own). Insofar as the Vivitar and the Zomb-E series share similar designs, while the Tokina is completely different (with a rear element that moves in and out with zooming). Anyway…
I’ll get off this trick soon enough, for those of you who are tired of it already, and I hope to find some alternate subjects soon, but I’m really happy with the way they’re going for now, so GoGo.
D7000. Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron), reversed. ISO100, 1/100th (APmode), f/3.5, -1EV. Mild-to-Medium processing in Aperture, which is usual for these images, I suppose.