April 25, 2017

Japanese Kerria

Matsuo-taisha Shrine, Nishikō-ku, Kyōto
Nikon D80 Kiyohara VK50R F4.5
松尾大社(京都市西京区嵐山宮町)

The Kodak Vest Pocket cameras are very popular in Japan, due to the unique soft focus effect provided by their lenses, most of them being equipped with a single element meniscus lens. The Kiyohara lenses are modern clones of these famed Vest Pocket lenses. They have never been sold outside of Japan, as there is very little interest for soft focus lenses in the Western world and are out of production in Japan.

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