Tag Archives: f/2.8

Cheapest CARL ZEISS Lens | 50mm F/2.8 | In-Depth Review

Cheapest CARL ZEISS Lens | 50mm F/2.8 | In-Depth Review

  (Dec 2016 Revision) Everyone loves Carl Zeiss lenses, but not everyone can afford them, at least not the modern ones or even the popular Contax series. If you are one of these people who can’t quite afford, but really want to own a “Zeiss”, fortunately there is a lens can be bought for as… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

VIVITAR 55mm F2.8 1:1 MACRO REVIEW

VIVITAR 55mm F2.8 1:1 MACRO REVIEW

Modern MACRO lenses tend to be quite expensive, therefore it’s something that many leave out of their kit. When it comes to vintage though, MACRO lenses are actually very affordable. One such example is the Vivitar 55mm F2.8, a Komine made lens, which was also sold under many other less popular brands including Elicar, Panagor, Soligor,… Continue Reading

Vivitar Series-1 70-210mm F2.8-4.0 REVIEW

Vivitar Series-1 70-210mm F2.8-4.0 Review

Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm is one of the most difficult lenses to review. Want to know why? There are at least 5 versions of this lens, so chances are that next time you’ll find one, it might be different from mine, but let’s try to figure this out anyway 🙂 Versions: The only quick and… Continue Reading

4 Low Budget Lenses for Amazing Lens Flare

The 4 Best Lenses for Amazing Lens Flare

There are many reasons why I love vintage lenses. Their character is much more obvious than on most modern lenses with lens flare being one of the most distinctive characteristics of such lenses. In fact, one of the main reasons why Helios 44-2 is one of my favorite lenses is because the flares this lens… Continue Reading

SIRIUS 28mm F2.8 Macro TEST & REVIEW

SIRIUS 28mm F2.8 Macro TEST & REVIEW

Sirius 28mm F2.8 is one of these lenses that I’ve had for a long time now, hoping to test it out some day. It’s an unknown, third party brand and on paper it doesn’t stand out in any way, except for the “MACRO” feature, which is often found on various vintage zoom lenses too, so… Continue Reading

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/… Continue Reading

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