Tag Archives: Super16

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2 S16 Zoom | REVIEW

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2 S16 Zoom | REVIEW

For the last few years the Super16 format has been enjoying a real renaissance, mostly due to the very popular BMPCC and now we also have a good bunch of Super35 cameras with S16 crop modes. Recently Arri Alexa Mini has joined the club, bringing the Super16 format back to the higher end level and… Continue Reading

Canon 13mm F1.5 Lens for Super16 / BMPCC / Digital Bolex

Canon 13mm F1.5 Lens for Super16 / BMPCC / Digital Bolex

If you are not using any Super16 cameras, you might want to skip this review because this lens doesn’t cover bigger sensors. While testing the little Canon C-16 13mm F1.3, I wasn’t planning on making a review about it. “Just another c-mount prime lens” I thought to myself. It was only when I edited the… Continue Reading

Using Angenieux 9.5-57mm F1.6-2.2 on BMPCC/S16 | In-depth REVIEW

Using Angenieux 9.5-57mm F1.6-2.2 on BMPCC/S16 | In-depth REVIEW

In this post we continue to look at various lenses for BMPCC (and upcoming Super16 replacements from BlackMagic). Over the last few years I’ve been collecting various 16mm (film format) and Super16 lenses to see what works best and also offers best value for money. Among these, there are plenty of little Angenieux zooms that… Continue Reading

Carl Zeiss Super Speed S16 Cine Lenses | In-Depth Overview

Carl Zeiss Super Speed S16 Cine Lenses | In-Depth Overview

Ever since I got into video/filmmaking, I’ve been dreaming about owning a set of cine lenses, however as you’ll know, they are not exactly affordable, which is partially why I got into vintage lenses as I find them to share a lot of qualities found in cine lenses. Fortunately, the release of BMPCC allowed me… Continue Reading

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 / T2 Review | Ultra-Wide Super16 Lens

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 Review

Kinoptik Tegea 5.7mm F1.8 / T2 is a very unique lens. It’s the widest non-fisheye lens that covers Super16 and while not many people use Super16 film cameras nowadays, this lens is still very usable on a number of modern cameras including BMPCC & Digital Bolex as well as a growing number of cameras with… Continue Reading

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 16mm F1.2 / T1.3

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 16mm

My closer look at the Carl Zeiss Superspeed Super16 Cine Lenses continues with the Distagon 16mm T1.3 (F1.2) MKI. You might have seen my previous post about the 9.5mm and 12mm. If so a lot of what I’ll say later in this post might be familiar to you. Compatibility: Like a said already, this is… Continue Reading

Angenieux 17-68mm F2.2 for BMPCC & D16 | REVIEW

Angenieux 17-68mm F2.2 for BMPCC & D16 | REVIEW

Ever since I bought the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera I’ve been very keen to try out some vintage lenses from old s16/16mm video cameras. My opportunity came when I bought a 16mm camera which came with the Angenieux 17-68mm lens. Many of you will know that Angenieux is a legendary brand. They’ve been making cine… Continue Reading

Carl Zeiss Superspeed (S16) MKI 9.5mm & 12mm T1.3

Zeiss MKI 9.5mm & 12mm T1.3

After spending quite a bit of money collecting and servicing a set of Carl Zeiss Superspeed MKI Super16 primes, I’m very pleased to share my thoughts and some footage I shot with them on my recent short film. In this blog post we’ll take a closer look at the 9.5mm and 12mm as these wider… Continue Reading

Angenieux 17.5-70mm F/2.2 for BMPCC & D16

Angenieux 17.5-70mm F/2.2

As I continue is my own discovery of vintage super16 lenses for BMPCC, I want to share this long overdue little film & mini review kindly written for VLFV by a fellow vintage lens user, Alec Moore. In this review Alec shares his experience of using an Angenieux 17.5-70mm F2.2 which he was lucky enough… Continue Reading