Tag Archives: Lenses

WIN 1 of 2 Vintage Zoom Lenses | Helios & Vivitar

WIN 1 of 2 Vintage Zoom Lenses | Helios & Vivitar

It has been a while, but I’m really excited to announce a new vintage lens giveaway! This time I’m giving away two zoom lenses, the Vivitar Series-1 28-90mm F2.8-3.5 and Helios 28-70mm F3.5-3.8! As far as vintage lenses for, these are very versatile and quite fast too! The Komine made Vivitar has the Olympus OM… Continue Reading

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

WIN 1 of 3 COOL-LUX Focus Gear Sets | CLOSED

WIN 1 of 3 COOL-LUX Focus Gear Sets | CLOSED

It has been a while, but VFLV giveaways are back with something special. I’ve teamed up with COOL-LUX to bring you an opportunity of owning a set of COOL-LUX FOCUS GEARS. If you aren’t familiar with these 360 degree follow focus gears, check out my in-depth review here. There are 3 sets to be WON.… Continue Reading

SANKOR 16F Anamorphic Lens REVIEW

SANKOR 16F Anamorphic Lens REVIEW

I’ve very excited to finally share this post with you guys. Some time ago I came across an Instagram user SAMAMORPHIC, who produces some of the most beautiful, atmospheric and dreamy anamorphic content. Eventually we got taking and I found out that Sam uses a Sankor 16F (an anamorphic lens that is new to me)… 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

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