Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 16mm F1.2 / T1.3

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 16mm F1.2 / T1.3

My closer look at the Carl Zeiss Superspeed Super16 Cine Lenses continues with the Distagon 16mm T1.3 (F1.2) MKI. You might have seen my previous post about the 9.5mm and 12mm. If so a lot of what I’ll say later in this post might be familiar to you. Compatibility: Like a said already, this is…

WIN CANON FD 50mm F1.4 LENS

WIN CANON FD 50mm F1.4 LENS

It’s been a while since I’ve done a lens giveaway, so I’m very pleased to announce the Canon FD 50mm F1.4 giveaway! This is the lens that I use myself on daily basis. It’s my 50mm lens of choice, so I’m sure, whoever will win it will be more than happy with it! If you…

Canon FD 50mm F1.4 In-Depth Review

Canon FD 50mm F1.4 In-Depth Review

In this review I’ll be taking a closer look at my current 50mm lens of choice, the Canon FD 50 1.4. I’ve been using this lens for most of my shoots for over 6 months now and I decided that it’s finally time to share my thoughts about it. Due to their incapability with Canon…

Angenieux 17-68mm F2.2 for BMPCC & D16

Angenieux 17-68mm F2.2 for BMPCC & D16

Ever since I bought the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera I’ve been very keen to try out some vintage lenses from old s16/16mm video cameras. My opportunity came when I bought a 16mm camera which came with the Angenieux 17-68mm lens. Many of you will know that Angenieux is a legendary brand. They’ve been making cine…

Canon FD 50mm F1.4 + Zhongyi Lens Turbo II Focal Reducer

Canon FD 50mm F1.4 + Zhongyi Lens Turbo II Focal Reducer

Anyone who follows VintageLensesForVideo on Instagram might know that I’ve been using a Zhongyi Lens Turbo ll (cheaper alternative to Metabones Speed Booster) for a little while now, mostly along with my current 50mm F1.4 lens of choice, the Canon FD 50mm F1.4. For total of just over $200 this combo gives me a 54mm…

New Cameras-Old Glass | Lens Guide for E-mount Cameras

New Cameras-Old Glass | Lens Guide for E-mount Cameras

I’m very excited to share an amazing guide to vintage lenses (above), put together by really talented filmmaker and simply a cool dude, Khairil Bahar. This one will be particularly interesting (but no limited) to Sony E-mount camera users new to vintage lenses. Khairil talks a lot about how to get the best out of…

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 9.5mm & 12mm T1.3

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 9.5mm & 12mm T1.3

After spending quite a bit of money collecting and servicing a set of Carl Zeiss Superspeed MKI Super16 primes, I’m very pleased to share my thoughts and some footage I shot with them on my recent short film. In this blog post we’ll take a closer look at the 9.5mm and 12mm as these wider…

Samyang 85mm F1.4 REVIEW

Samyang 85mm F1.4 REVIEW

While the Samyang 85mm is not a vintage lens, it definitely deserves a place on this website as somewhat of a bridge lens between the solid, manual vintage lenses & modern optics. It has almost all the features I like in vintage lenses and also has the sophisticated optics found in high-end modern lenses. The…

Chinon 200mm F3.5 Test  & What Makes a Beautiful Image?!

Chinon 200mm F3.5 Test & What Makes a Beautiful Image?!

Just over 2 years ago I’ve done one of my first ever vintage lens video comparisons. I simply picked out 4 very cheap 200mm primes, curios to see how these unknown lenses would stack up against each other and to see if they were usable at all.  One lens stood out to me as the…

Canon FD VS Olympus Zuiko | Battle of 50mm F/1.4 Primes | Part 2

Canon FD VS Olympus Zuiko | Battle of 50mm F/1.4 Primes | Part 2

Ever since I started using a Canon 5D MKII for video I’ve always had a need for a fast low light prime. The cheapest fast primes tend to be 50mm lenses. They also have the most natural field of view on full frame cameras like 5D. Almost 2 years ago, I’ve done a comparison test…

Angenieux 17.5-70mm F/2.2 for BMPCC & D16

Angenieux 17.5-70mm F/2.2 for BMPCC & D16

As I continue is my own discovery of vintage super16 lenses for BMPCC, I want to share this long overdue little film & mini review kindly written for VLFV by a fellow vintage lens lover, Alec Moore. In this review Alec shares his experience of using an Angenieux 17.5-70mm F2.2 which he was lucky enough…

WIN 1 of 5 CARL ZEISS 50mm Lenses

WIN 1 of 5 CARL ZEISS 50mm Lenses

A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to do something special for Christmas, so instead of giving away 1, I’m giving away 5 lenses. I even had to buy 3 of these in last couple of weeks to build up this nice number The lenses I’m giving away are Carl Zeiss 50mm F2.8…