Tiny 100 Year-old Lens Makes Beautiful Images on a Canon DSLR
A couple of weeks ago, DP Timur Civan posted some stills on Cinema5D taken with an ancient 1908 Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat hand cranked cinema camera lens. This diminutive lens produced some wonderfully atmospheric images (sans color correction, even). As someone who shot The West Side through the oldest Nikon lenses I could find, in order to give it the appearance of another time and another place (and by “oldest” I mean “cheapest”), I really appreciated these images. Now Timur has shot a video using the antique lens on his 5D Mark II, and it’s one of the most analog-looking videos I’ve ever seen from a DSLR:
More images from Timur’s lens over at Planet5D.
I used some of my parents’ old Olympus OM lenses on this video, they’re the shots that look hazy. Have you guys shot anything on your DSLR using older or less-than-pristine glass? Have any images or videos you’d like to share?