Lenses like this one from Nikon have a "defocus control" feature which allows you to Control the degree of spherical aberration in background or foreground elements for more creative control. ...
In a previous question about soft lenses, it was suggested that much of the current practices regarding soft focus involve selectively soft focusing certain parts of the image and mattdm suggests its ...
Is a soft-focus image just minimally out of focus?
What techniques/lenses/settings can be used to achieve really soft-looking photographs like this: http://christieadamsphotography.com/blog/?p=2711 I've got an older Canon Rebel XT with a few ...
I always read that when possible it's best to "get things right in camera" which I always aim for - so following that line of thinking, would it be worthwhile to get the Canon 135mm f/2.8 soft focus ...