Introduction to Vintage Russian Lenses for Indie Filmmakers

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Introduction to Vintage Russian Lenses for Indie Filmmakers Why should I care about old Russian camera lenses? As an indie filmmaker, especially a low-budget indie filmmaker, we are always looking for ways to optimize a very limited number of resources, and for most of us, the most limited resource is money. Ultimately, we are doing…

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Helios 44-2 58mm F2 – Vintage Lens Review

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Helios 44-2 58mm F2 Much has been written about the infamous Russian bokeh monster, the Helios 44-2 58mm F2. Why infamous you ask? Well, the Helios is a copy of the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm. Back in the end of World War II, the Russians occupied East Germany. A few crafty guys went into the Zeiss factory…

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