WIN Fully Modded NIKKOR 50mm F1.4 Lens!

WIN Fully Modded NIKKOR 50mm F1.4 Lens!

  As you may know, VLFV recently partnered up with SIMMODLENS and FollowFocusGears.com, so celebrate this exciting partnership, we are giveaway away a vintage lens and not just any vintage lens, but a legendary Nikkor AI-S 50mm F1.4, which has been fully modded using the products and services from these two great companies, making this lens a true…

Introduction to LEICA-R lenses | Budget Buyer’s Guide

Introduction to LEICA-R lenses | Budget Buyer’s Guide

This website has been in existence (at the time of writing) for well over 3 year, but until now there hasn’t been a single proper mention of any Leica lenses, which is clearly not right because Leica-R Lenses in particular are incredibly popular for video use. I can’t try them all, but thankfully a fellow…

35mm Battle at 6K |Zeiss Jena vs Rokinon DS vs Zeiss Super Speed

35mm Battle at 6K |Zeiss Jena vs Rokinon DS vs Zeiss Super Speed

  A few days ago a test video was posted to VLFV facebook group, which intrigued me so much I decided to make a post about it! The video above, filmed by a fellow vintage lens user Blaise Villars compares 3 very different 35mm lenses, with different mounts, speed, prices, age, type & status. These…

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…

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…

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….

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…

BMPCC Anamorphic Test | Proskar-16 2x

BMPCC Anamorphic Test | Proskar-16 2x

Since my recent acquirement of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera, I’ve been busy trying to find wide angle lenses for it. Being a 3x crop sensor camera, it really needs ultra wide lenses or any other possible help to get a wider field of view. Other help? Well, 2 things come to my mind. Speed Booster/…

Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 Lens Test

Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 Lens Test

This is yet another great lens test video I found on youtube that proves how great vintage lenses are. This Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens test was shot by a filmmaker Stefano Rinaldo with a Sony VG10 camcorder. The VG10 is not considered to be a very popular camera, but with a combination of great…

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 Test Video

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 Test Video

My friend Mark from ThatTechShow has recently shot a lens test video with his new Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4.  The video was shot on Canon 5D MKII with a neutral (prolost) picture profile for a filming low contrast look. I personally love the look he has achieved with the combination of this lens, full frame…