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Using KIEV-16U Lenses on BMPCC | Indepth Overview

Using KIEV-16U Lenses on BMPCC | Indepth Overview

…the set he told me about, was the same set I saw a few hours before. Excited with the news that the M4/3 adapter for these lenses actually exists, I quickly snapped up that set and bought the adapter. A few days later 3 tiny Russian lenses arrived at my doorstep. I think I’ll call them a Mini Russian Trio, as on paper at least they are so much more suitable for the pocket camera than the “Full Size’ Russian Trio. They are really… Continue Reading

The Russian Tank | TAIR-3 300mm F4.5 Review

The Russian Tank | TAIR-3 300mm F4.5 Review

…y distant objects. Thanks to the 16 aperture blades, bokeh is always perfectly circular and very smooth too! Being a Russian M42 prime, it also has that popular retro, low contrast, slightly de-saturated look, found on other Russian primes like MIR-20, MIR-1, Helios 44, Jupiter-9, Tiar-11, etc, therefore it’s goes nicely as part of a Russian M42 Set. The setup I used to shoot the video above Optical Performance: My version of this lens has a… Continue Reading

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

…ecola.com/ COMPANY SITE: http://thesignalisstrong.com/ TWITTER: @phil_abatecola @findtheshake @distant_signal Thanks to Phil for sharing his experience. Make sure to check out his web series (links above). As a bit of a of a Russian lens “fanboy” myself, I’m rarely critical of them, so it’s nice to see a slightly different perspective and add another point of view to the subject. I’ve also never heard of anyone inverting elements on these… Continue Reading

LOMO 75mm T2.2 OCT19 Russian Cine Lens | In-Depth Review

LOMO 75mm T2.2 OCT19 Russian Cine Lens | In-Depth Review

…ce some seriously sharp, vibrant images too, even wide open at T2.2 (the whole video was shot wide open). The opening shot at 0:23 demonstrates that very well, easily handling the 4K resolution. Built Quality & Usability Russian lenses are known for having a questionable built quality and I found my LOMOs to be a real mixed bag; some are fine, while others have stiff/loose focus rings & aperture rings, etc. This particular copy, which… Continue Reading

Using Vintage Russian Lenses for Commercial Work

Using Vintage Russian Lenses for Commercial Work

…lass or not, but he now has a nice little set of Russian lenses. When I first saw the video above I was really impressed my Adam’s effort, but little did I know that he shot the whole thing with his 3 very affordable vintage Russian primes, so when I found out I’ve asked Adam if he could write a little blog post about his experience using these lenses for his professional shoot. He kindly agreed and here is what he has to say: Back in around… Continue Reading

LOMO “Lenkinap” 22mm F2.8 / T3.1 Russian Cine Lens | REVIEW

LOMO “Lenkinap” 22mm F2.8 / T3.1 Russian Cine Lens | REVIEW

…n the focus ring. What you then need to look out for is the mount. As mentioned already my one has a popular OCT19 mount (OSK19 as it should really be translated), but these lenses can also come in all sorts of other unusual Russian mounts that you won’t be able to find adapters for and you will most likely have to splash out on a PL remounting service which will sometimes be available straight from the seller, but is also done by many companies… Continue Reading

ILLUMINA (LOMO) Super35 High Speed Cine Lenses

ILLUMINA (LOMO) Super35 High Speed Cine Lenses

…from now on I will use only this term. “Made in USSR” inscription on vintage LOMO lens The first LOMO factory was established exactly 100 years ago in 1914 in Saint Petersburg, as a cooperative effort between the Russians and the French. During the First World War it supplied the Russian army with weapon sights, and in 1933 produced its first film camera. Russian – and later Soviet – optical plants operated under… Continue Reading

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

…nett had to say about these lenses: For the uninitiated, the Dog Schidt Optiks Trump series is an attempt to bring the hobbyist with a fascination for vintage glass to a professional cinema grade usability. They’ve taken old Russian lenses and given them a housing makeover that allows you to attach them to a PL mount camera and even adapt them back to a canon mount camera with a consistent size, weight and shape. The part that I think is… Continue Reading

Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 Lens Test Video

Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 Lens Test Video

Here is yet another video from Mario Suze giving us a detailed look at Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 prime lens. Tair is an old, but very solid and very unusual Russian lens. I have two of these myself and although I haven’t tested them yet, this video really makes me want to have a ago at it. Not only does it produce some very impressive, film-like shots with Canon 5D MKII , but also has some very impressive specs: 20 Blade Circular Aperture… Continue Reading

HELIOS 135mm F/2.8 TEST VIDEO

Helios 135mm Test Video

…. The M42 mount and manual aperture adjustment allows this lens to be used with just about any camera. It looks great too with the beautiful multicoated optics. While this lens is branded as Helios, it’s not actually a Russian lens. It’s made in Japan, which is not a bad thing, but those of you expecting the dreamy character found in Helios 44-2 and other Russian lenses will not find the same magic here. Again, this doesn’t… Continue Reading