Category Archives: Cine Lenses

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2 S16 Zoom | REVIEW

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2 S16 Zoom | REVIEW

For the last few years the Super16 format has been enjoying a real renaissance, mostly due to the very popular BMPCC and now we also have a good bunch of Super35 cameras with S16 crop modes. Recently Arri Alexa Mini has joined the club, bringing the Super16 format back to the higher end level and… Continue Reading

Using M42 lenses on PL cameras | Comparability List

Using M42 lenses on PL cameras | Comparability List

Once in a while I get asked about vintage lenses adaptable to PL mount cameras like Red Epic or Blackmagic URSA Mini (which can be bought with a native PL mount). Unfortunately the options are limited to Arri Standard/Bayonet and LOMO OCT18 mount lenses with not much else to choose from, at least not without… Continue Reading

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

You might know how much I love the Helios 44-2, the cult Soviet 58mm F2.0 prime, but a very skilled lens technician, Richard Gale obviously took his love for this lens much further. His DSO FF58 modified Helios 44-2 lens is well known and used by many DOPs, who looking for that magical look you… Continue Reading

Carl Zeiss Super Speed S16 Cine Lenses | In-Depth Overview

Carl Zeiss Super Speed S16 Cine Lenses | In-Depth Overview

Ever since I got into video/filmmaking, I’ve been dreaming about owning a set of cine lenses, however as you’ll know, they are not exactly affordable, which is partially why I got into vintage lenses as I find them to share a lot of qualities found in cine lenses. Fortunately, the release of BMPCC allowed me… Continue Reading

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 / T2 Review | Ultra-Wide Super16 Lens

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 Review

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 / T2 is a very unique lens. It’s the widest non-fisheye lens that covers Super16 and while not many people use Super16 film cameras nowadays, this lens is still very usable on a number of modern cameras including BMPCC & Digital Bolex as well as a growing number of cameras with… Continue Reading

ILLUMINA (LOMO) Super35 High Speed Cine Lenses

ILLUMINA (LOMO) Super35 High Speed Cine Lenses

A fellow filmmaker & my go to guy when it comes to info on Russian lenses, Tomasz Wolski aka Film Cyfeowy has recently written a wonderful article for the Polish Filammking Magazine “FilmPro” (check out their Website & Facebook). The article is about Illumina MK-II Cine lenses from LOMO, a legendary producer of film cameras… Continue Reading