Recently, we presented a series of analogue shots taken by Andrea Tomas Prato in New York City. This time, we sent him our new Neptune Convertible Art Lens for experiment all three focal lengths on film.
For these photos, Andrea wanted to tell something simple but at the same time, difficult to transmit: some moments of calmness spent with a dear friend.
These photographs represent a meeting. A weekend with a photographer-friend. Usually, I never start shooting with the intention of transmitting something specific. In this situation, I mostly want to show life. These were taken with my Nikon FM2 and the Lomography films 35 mm ISO 400 and 800.
Which were your first impressions of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens?
My first impression of seeing the lens attached to the camera body was of elegance and style. Also, for my work, three focal lengths are perfect and they are a pleasure to handle.
Which focal length have you used the most and which advice would you give to those who use the Neptune optic system for the first time?
Generally and since ever, I prefer the 50mm focal length: it's the one that is closer to the human eye and I feel the most cohesion between body, eye, and lens; with the other lenses, I always need to correct... a step ahead and one behind.
My suggestion is to try this system because the lenses are stimulating and soft and again, very elegant.
Thanks to Andrea for sharing his pictures with us. To keep following his works you can visit his Instagram account.