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MY TOP 3 GO-TO “Vintage Lenses For Video”

MY TOP 3 GO-TO “Vintage Lenses For Video”

I’ve reviewed so many vintage lenses in the last few years, but which ones do I actually use on daily basis? The video above and info below should finally answer this question. My top 3 most used vintage lenses are: Helios 44-2 58mm F2 Canon FD 50mm F1.4 Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm F2.4 I… Continue Reading

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Foreword: This post is aimed at people who are just getting into vintage lenses, but maybe even a seasoned vintage lens user will find some useful info here. When it comes to buying lenses, things can get pretty confusing, especially at the start. There are so many brands, models, types, focal lengths, etc and there… Continue Reading

Affordable 360° Follow Focus Gears! | COOL-LUX-GEAR Review

Affordable 360° Follow Focus Gears! | COOL-LUX-GEAR Review

Adding follow focus gears to photo lenses can be a bit of a hassle. I’ve certainly experienced that over the years. Until recently I’ve been using various temporary gears that I would swap between my lenses, but like everyone else who has had their hands on cine lenses, I really wanted to invest into more… Continue Reading

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

  Recently one of VLFV readers, Phil Abatecola got in touch to share his experience using (mostly) Russian vintage lenses to shoot his feature length web series. There were loads of things Phil had to take into consideration when building up his “Kremlin Kit” for the series and I felt that it will definitely be a… Continue Reading

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

Chinon 200mm F3.5 Test

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… Continue Reading

Lens De-Clicking & Mount Conversion by UK eBay shop

Lens De-Clicking & Mount Conversion by UK eBay shop

In about a year of buying up around 100 vintage lenses on eBay, I discovered so many business sellers selling vintage lenses, but one of them stood out to me much more than the others, so I wanted to share this with everyone because it might be very useful to some of you. Before I… Continue Reading

Vintage Lenses For Video | HOW IT STARTED

Back in a day when I used to do only photography, I wouldn’t touch anything other than Canon EF lenses, L series whenever possible. The only non-Canon lens I had and still have is my lovely Sigma 15mm fisheye.  When I first started using DSLRs for video, the only additional lens I bought was Canon… Continue Reading

Welcome to VintageLensesForVideo.com

Welcome to VintageLensesForVideo.com

Welcome to my new website, dedicated exclusively to lenses, vintage ones in particular. What excited me the most in my research of vintage lenses is the discovery of new, hidden gems that are not popular nowadays, but still offer great results. There are literally 100s of different, very interesting vintage lenses out there, most of… Continue Reading