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Sol Comparison Images


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Sol 45

Sol 45 is available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A, Fuji X, and Pentax K cameras.

Sol's 45mm is the full frame focal length. Please consider your camera's crop factor (often 1.5 or 1.6) in calculating the equivalent field of view on your camera. At a 1.5x crop factor Sol 45 has a 67mm field of view and a 1.6x crop factor it has a 72mm field of view.

Sol 22

Sol 22 is available for Micro 4/3rds cameras which include Olympus and Panasonic. These cameras have a 2x crop factor. Sol 22 will have an effective focal length of 44mm on these cameras.

Focus

Below are images taken of the same scene using Sol 45 and 22 with the cameras in the same position.

Sol 45 Full Frame No Bokeh Blades | Sol 45 Full Frame Bokeh Blades engaged by Lauren Wilcox
Sol 45 Crop Sensor No Bokeh Blades | Sol 45 Crop Sensor Bokeh Blades engaged by Lauren Wilcox
Sol 22 No Bokeh Blades | Sol 22 Bokeh Blades engaged by Lauren Wilcox

Tilt

Tilt Sol to move your focus around the frame. Tilt in the direction you want to focus.

Sol 45 by Sean Anderson

Bokeh Blades

Sol lenses have a secondary creative feature called Bokeh Blades. These blades sit out of the way of the lens. Simply move them in front of the lens to create texture in your bokeh. The textured bokeh effect will be most noticeable when you have bright points of light in the out of focus areas in your image.

Sol 22 Bokeh Blades engaged | Bokeh Blades not engaged by Birgit Fostervold
Sol 45 Bokeh Blades engaged | Bokeh Blades not engaged by Laura M. Penley
Sol 45 Bokeh Blades engaged | Bokeh Blades not engaged by Gerri Jones
Sol 45 Bokeh Blades engaged | Bokeh Blades not engaged by Lothar Adamczyk Photography

Images below are taken with the Bokeh Blades engaged. The effects range from subtle and simple to powerful and pronounced depending upon the distance between your subject and background, as well as how much detail there is in the background to take on the texture from the Bokeh Blades.

Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Lothar Adamczyk Photography
Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Laura M. Penley
Sol 22 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Daniel von Appen
Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Thawatchai Jindasut
Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Carol Vipperman
Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Chris Zielecki
Sol 45 with Bokeh Blades engaged by Lothar Adamczyk Photography

The images below are taken without the bokeh blades engaged.

Sol 45 without Bokeh Blades by Agata W.Kwasniewska Photography

Sol 45 without Bokeh Blades by Chris Zielecki
Sol 45 without Bokeh Blades by Kevin Kubota
Sol 45 without Bokeh Blades by Walter Parada
Sol 22 without Bokeh Blades by Birgit Fostervold
Sol 45 without Bokeh Blades by Meg Loeks

Below is Sol video footage.

https://lensbaby.wistia.com/medias/cjevpi86q2?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=400

Sol 45 with by Matt Carter

https://lensbaby.wistia.com/medias/33od4cjeq0?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640

Sol 45 with by Ryad Guelmaoui

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