Category Archives: Helios

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

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

HELIOS 135mm F/2.8 TEST VIDEO

Helios 135mm Test Video

Here is a short test video I’ve shot with my favorite 135mm prime, the Helios 135mm f/2.8. The video above was shot on my little Sony NEX 5N with a simple neck brace for support, so the footage is not the most stable (sorry). Nevertheless, I think it’s easy to agree that this lens produces… Continue Reading

Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 | My Favorite Vintage Lens

Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 | My Favorite Vintage Lens

Above you can see some test footage which I shot with a Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 lens.  In my opinion this vintage Russian lens is very special. It has a very nice look to it and when shooting into the sun it creates very interesting flares that add a lot of character to the footage.… Continue Reading