SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Helios 44-2 VLFV Cine Edition | Rehoused by IronGlass

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Helios 44-2 VLFV Cine Edition | Rehoused by IronGlass

  Helios 44-2 58mm F2 is a legendary lens, but it just got even better! Welcome the new Helios 44-2 VLFV Cine Edition, proficiently rehoused by IronGlass! Mission: Our main goal with was to bring out the best in this lens but addressing the mechanical quirks and limitations of the original body that make it unsuitable…

IronGlass Amber PL Set Review | Soviet Lenses on Steroids!

IronGlass Amber PL Set Review | Soviet Lenses on Steroids!

  If you’ve watched the review above, you should now be pretty familiar with what IronGlass Amber PL Set is all about, but for those who want to know more, here is some additional info about each lens in my set in case you are not familiar with them. My set consists of 6 lenses:…

Using M42 lenses on PL cameras | Comparability List

Using M42 lenses on PL cameras | Comparability List

Once in a while I get asked about vintage lenses adaptable to PL mount cameras like Red Epic or Blackmagic URSA Mini (which can be bought with a native PL mount). Unfortunately the options are limited to Arri Standard/Bayonet and LOMO OCT18 mount lenses with not much else to choose from, at least not without…

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

Shooting “Milkshake” Web Series on Vintage Russian Lenses

  Recently one of VLFV readers, Phil Abatecola got in touch to share his experience using (mostly) Russian vintage lenses to shoot his feature length web series. There were loads of things Phil had to take into consideration when building up his “Kremlin Kit” for the series and I felt that it will definitely be a…