What aperture plates come with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens? What effects do they have?
The Daguerreotype Achromat works with a Waterhouse Aperture Plate system, which allows full creativity with depth of field, and loads of variation in bokeh effects. It’s an easy and fully manual way to control your aperture, by inserting specific plates into a shaft in front of the lens elements – in difference to previous models where these were placed in between the lens elements. This means the desired effects are even clearer and stronger than ever before.
The lens will come with classic aperture plates, ranging from f/2.9 to f/16. Additionally, it will come with two sets of special aperture plates: Lumière and Aquarelle – each set consisting of 3. The Lumière aperture plates soak images in a radiant glow, and produce round and curved depth-of-field detail. The Aquarelle aperture plates produce a more feathered effect – similar to that of brushstrokes.
Besides these aperture plates that come with the Daguerreotype Achromat lens one can purchase extra Experimental Aperture Plates.
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