Tag Archives: Vintage

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

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

DSO “TRUMP” Rehoused Helios Lenses | REVIEW

You might know how much I love the Helios 44-2, the cult Soviet 58mm F2.0 prime, but a very skilled lens technician, Richard Gale obviously took his love for this lens much further. His DSO FF58 modified Helios 44-2 lens is well known and used by many DOPs, who looking for that magical look you… Continue Reading

Battle of Cheap 17mm Primes | Tamron Adaptall-2 vs Tokina RMC

Battle of Cheap 17mm Primes | Tamron Adaptall-2 vs Tokina RMC

I’m often asked about cheap vintage wide angle primes and the two that I always recommend are the Tamron Adaptall-2 17mm F3.5 and Tokina RMC 17mm F3.5. While they do not sound very exciting when compared to lenses like Tokina 11-16mm F2.8, it’s important to remember is that these vintage prime lenses offer “full frame”… 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

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