Monthly Archives: September 2013

Using Vintage Russian Lenses for Commercial Work

Using Vintage Russian Lenses for Commercial Work

It’s very nice to see the vintage lenses I constantly talk about being use on serious commercial projects. The video above was shot by a twitter friend of mine, an awesome DP/Photographer & very informative blogger, Adam Roberts. I first met Adam when he won one of my Helios 44-2 lenses I was giving away… Continue Reading

Timur Civan on Vintage Lenses

Timur Civan on Vintage Lenses

This blog post is here thanks to a very talented and well known cinematographer Timur Civan who also happens to have a great blog where you can find some of his absolutely amazing reviews. Timur like myself is a big fan of vintage lenses and loves them for the very same reasons I do.  The… Continue Reading

MIR-1 37mm F/2.8 REVIEW + TEST FOOTAGE

MIR-1 37mm F/2.8 REVIEW + TEST FOOTAGE

There is a lot that can be said about Mir-1 37mm F2.8 Lens. Internet is filled with in depth information and reviews, but to save you guys time, I’ll fill you in on the background of this lens before we move on to its use in this day & age. The production of  this lens… Continue Reading

Using Zeiss Medium Format Lenses on Modern Cameras

Using Zeiss Medium Format Lenses on Modern Cameras

It’s great to see that there are a lot of like-minded filmmakers out there who also see the benefits of vintage glass and happily use it on their professional productions. Among these is a cinematographer Frank Glencairn, who a lot of you probably already know. But if you, don’t make sure to check out his… Continue Reading

Olympus Zuiko 50mm F1.4 VS Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7

Olympus Zuiko 50mm F1.4 VS Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7

As you can tell from my previous post I was certainly impressed with the unknown & forgotten Auto Chonon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7, but to put things into better perspective I decided to do a simple comparison test against the my everyday 50mm lens of choice, the Olympus Zuiko F1.4. The Olympus is a bit wider… Continue Reading

CHINON MULTI-COATED 55MM F/1.7 REVIEW + TEST

CHINON MULTI-COATED 55MM F/1.7 REVIEW + TEST

Auto Chinon 55mm F1.7 is an interesting lens.  There appear to be so many versions of this lens. The one I’ve tested is a Multi-Coasted version with greenish coasting tint which actually looks very nice and for that reason I’ve now had it as a backdrop along with Zeiss 135mm F3.5 on my tweeter account… Continue Reading