VINTAGE LENSES

HERE ARE SOME MOTION STILLS TESTS I'VE TAKEN FROM RUSSIAN VINTAGE FF35 OPTICAL LENSES PRODUCED IN THE 1970'S WITH SINGLE COATINGS.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH A LENS TECH IN THE UKRAINE TO BUILD A FULL FRAME 35MM PL MOUNT CINE SET OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS. TESTING OF THE VARIOUS CHARACTERISTICS & MECHANICAL OPTIONS I CURRENTLY HAVE MATCHED TWO FOCAL LENGTHS THOUGH IT'S AN EVOLVING PROJECT AND COMMUNICATIONS WITH SOMEONE IN THE UKRAINE IS NOT ALWAYS AS FAST AS I'D LIKE.

FOR THE RIGHT PROJECTS, PAIRING THESE OLDER LENSES WITH DIGITAL SENSORS I CAN ACHIEVE A SUBTLE ORGANIC LOOK CLOSER TO FILM

I'LL HAVE MORE DETAILS AND A COMPLETE SET OF FOCAL LENGTHS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

IPHONE FLASHLIGHT, STARING POINT SOURCE WITH RAINBOW PARTICLE ABERRATIONS AND MULTIPLE RING FLARES

F2 APERTURE, SHARP FOCAL PLANE VS ORGANIC FALL OFF AND MUTED COLOURS.

SWIRLING OUT OF FOCUS BOKEH & RAINBOW FLARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM A BACKYARD FLOODLIGHT SOURCE.

NATURAL SUNLIGHT BOUNCING OFF A REFLECTIVE METALLIC SOURCE, RAINBOW RINGING, MAGENTA VEILING AND CHROMA SPIGOTS

F2 PORTRAIT, SHARP WITH OUT OF FOCUS AREA RINGING

F2, FOCUS IS SMOOTH & FORGIVING WITHOUT APPEARING SOFT ALONG WITH CIRCULAR BOKEH HIGHLIGHTS.

CANON 5D 35MM, FULL FRAME SENSOR, I SHOT THIS ON THE FLY WALKING IN LOW LIGHT, FOCUS IN NOT ACCURATE, THE HALO FLARE RING & POINT RAINBOW IS OF INTEREST AND SHOWS UP ON WIDE FRAMES AND CHANGES ORGANICALLY TO VEILING AND PARTICLE FLARES IF THE SHOT IS STEPPED IN.

F2, PRACTICAL STREET LIGHTING ONLY, CLEAR WITHOUT BEING OVERLY SHARP

PRACTICAL STREET LIGHTS PLAYING WITH THE SINGLE COATINGS TO PRODUCE ORGANIC VEILING.

AGAIN SHOT ON THE FLY, NOTICE THE MULTIPLE FLARE RINGS AND THE PARTICLE FLARING ON THE FAR RIGHT.

THE PARTICLES SHOW WITHIN THE FLARING, IN MOTION THE EFFECT IS QUIET INTERESTING AS IT MUTATES WITH MOVEMENT.

F2, WIDE AND SHARP ON THE MIDDLE FUEL BOWSER, TAKEN A GOOD 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO SUNRISE.