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…

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…

4 Low Budget Lenses for Amazing Lens Flare

4 Low Budget 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…

Micro 4/3 Legacy Lenses Overview (Canon FD, Nikon E, Vivitar)

Micro 4/3 Legacy Lenses Overview (Canon FD, Nikon E, Vivitar)

I found this video above some time ago, in fact it was posted in 2010 before I even got into vintage lenses, so hats off to bradjudy for doing this great overview of the lenses he uses with his Panasonic GH1 camera. Most of the lenses n the video if not all, could also be…

Nikon Nikkor 100mm f/2.8 AF-S Series E TEST FOOTAGE

Nikon Nikkor 100mm f/2.8 AF-S Series E TEST FOOTAGE

I realize that I probably won’t able to test every single vintage photo lens out the just by myself, so I decided to that I need to collaborate with other people in order to bring you guys more useful lens tests. So here is the first one, kindly provided by photographer/filmmaker  liowfujin. The video above…

BATTLE of 50mm f/1.4 PRIMES. Olympus vs Canon vs Nikon

BATTLE of 50mm f/1.4 PRIMES. Olympus vs Canon vs Nikon

(This is part one of 50mm 1.4 comparison series) Above is a very simple test I’ve done on 3 great 50mm f/1.4 lenses. I often use a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 and everyone knows that it’s a great lens, although the focusing ring is certainly not the best.  A few months I shot a little…

First Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Test and Overview

First Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Test and Overview

I don’t usually use Nikon lenses, because I prefer to keep my setup clear, especially when using a follow focus, which I use a lot. Nikon and Canon lenses focus in different direction and to me it is confusing when trying to focus quickly and precisely , so I usually use lenses that focus anticlockwise…