WIN Minolta 50mm F1.7 + Mini Follow Focus & 80mm Front!

WIN Minolta 50mm F1.7 + Mini Follow Focus & 80mm Front!

This month VLFV is teaming up with Daniel Ellwanger aka VintageLensPhotos on Instagram, a page dedicated to photos taken with vintage lenses only, so if you are into using vintage lenses for photography, you will definitely connect with what this page is all about! Daniel kindly provided a Minolta MD 50mm F1.7 for the giveaway and…

LensFinder | NEW way to buy & sell OLD lenses!

LensFinder | NEW way to buy & sell OLD lenses!

  In one of my previous posts, I’ve shared my way of buying bargain vintage lenses, but there are of course downsides and risks when trying to hunt down a bargain lens on ebay, thrift store or anywhere else. It can also very time consuming because you have to search through a lot of junk…

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…

Introduction to Contax Zeiss + Cine Tune-Up Guide

Introduction to Contax Zeiss + Cine Tune-Up Guide

    In my previous buyer’s guide I’ve shown you how to build a Zeiss Jena “Mini-Cine” set for $1000, but if you have a bit more money to spend then Contax Zeiss is the way to go!   I’m a big fan of these lenses and have been building my own set for the last few…

$1000 Carl Zeiss “Mini-Cine” Set | The Buyer’s Guide

$1000 Carl Zeiss “Mini-Cine” Set | The Buyer’s Guide

If you are getting into vintage lenses and want to build an affordable set that will be usable in every shooting environment, this guide is for you. I’ve been teasing about my “$1000 Zeiss Mini-Cine Set” on social networks a lot, but it’s finally the time to take an in-depth look at what has gone…

Canon FD 17mm F4 | REVIEW

Canon FD 17mm F4 | REVIEW

As you may know, I’m a big fan of Canon FD lenses and it’a finally time to review one of the widest lenses in Canon FD line-up, the 17mm F4! WHY: Many people will ask: Why bother with such slow and fairly expensive 17mm prime, when every cheap modern kit lens more or less matches…

Shooting Anamorphic with SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x + Vintage Lenses

Shooting Anamorphic with SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x + Vintage Lenses

A fellow vintage lens user and filmmaker Khairil M Bahar, who is also the person behind a very popular “New Cameras – Old Glass” lens guide, is back on VLFV with an in-depth look at his SLR Magic Anamoprhot 2X anamorphic adapter. If you know me, I’ve never been a massive fan of SLR Magic…

PETZVAR 105mm F3.2 PL Mount Lens | Swirly Bokeh Monster

PETZVAR 105mm F3.2 PL Mount Lens | Swirly Bokeh Monster

A few weeks ago I received an email from Denys Ivanichek, asking for some feedback and suggestions regarding a very interesting lens he has been working on! I’m sure a lot of you heard the name PETZVAL! I learned about such lenses when Lomography created their New Petzval 85 lenses back in 2013, which became…

LOMO 75mm T2.2 OCT19 Russian Cine Lens | In-Depth Review

LOMO 75mm T2.2 OCT19 Russian Cine Lens | In-Depth Review

I’ve been building my Russian LOMO CINE SET for a while now and with this review, we will finally start looking at these lenses in more detail. This is also the first review to feature a 4K test video and even though at the time of writing this, I’m still perfectly happy with 1080p final…

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm F1.8 “Zebra” | REVIEW

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm F1.8 “Zebra” | REVIEW

Carl Zeiss Jane Pancolar 50mm F1.8 is a bit of a cult classic. I have one in MC version as part of my “Jena” set and used to have a Zebra version also, but never got around to shooting any proper test footage with it, so I was quite excited to see Chema Mumford post…