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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

25-250mm Cine Zooms for S35 Cameras

25-250mm Cine Zooms for S35 Cameras

I’ve been recently asked for advance on a proper vintage cine lens for around $1000-2000 that would work with a Super35 sensor cameras like Canon C100/300, Sony FS100/700 & others. I think it’s quite a relevant question as a lot of people would love to own a proper cine lens, but a few can afford…