Posted by timboudreau
on June 3, 2009 at 2:53 PM PDT
A few photos from around JavaOne, taken with the world's weirdest lens.
A few photos from around JavaOne, taken with the world's weirdest lens - a Lensbaby Control Freak - this is a lens that you can twist and turn like a flexible tube.
It lets you do some things that were possible on old-fashioned bellows cameras, but are normally impossible with an SLR camera, where you can't change the relative angle of the lens to the film/sensor. For example, the "Java = Opportunity" photo below is taken at an extreme angle - yet all of the phrase is in focus. It's also great for putting the "sweet spot" in the focus in weird places.