Im a vintage lens WHORE..
I love them...
I had a sweet set of KOWAS.. love them.. but they were BNCR and wanted a motorcycle.. so i sold them..
I currently have a cooke 20-100
had zeiss ZFs (just sold them.. and funded the purchase of my new set of lomos)
18, 22, 35, 50, 75, 100, 150
all pl mount, all 80mm, all geared
the mechanics are better than my kowas were.. and i feel a lot of the fuss over them is completely blown out of porportion..
no they aren't as smooth as s4s
they are not all the same size, so you may need to adjust a follow focus here and there
some of them have iris on the nose, which rotate, some don't..
some are a little tighter focus wise, than others (but not terrible)
You have to handle them with love..
that being said...
THEY LOOK AMAZING as i new they would.. theres very little non anamorphic lomo footage online.. I WILL CHANGE THAT, just for the sake of giving them a good online presence
are they for everyone ? probably not..
if your after that nasty medical perfectly sharp so your eye bleeds look.. then don't get them
if your sick of that plastic, way too digital look i just described.. and would like a more organic, pleasing, film like image.. then take a look at lomos.
I feel like I'm giving away a hidden secret here.
Its not just lomos though..
My kowas rocked (they were different though)
I've also used cooke s2/3 and they are nice.. maybe a little too saturated and orange for my taste, but still nice
the lomos lean more in the middle white ground, but have a real nice soft but sharp at the same time quality.. id say rolloff..
do they cover 5k?
not the 18.. and not the 22
18 is visible DARK vignette,
22 peeks in.. (22 is a siiiiiiiccckkkk lens btw)
5k ws clears for the 22.. but still not the 18..
SO WHAT. ill shoot 4k or 5k and just shoot for the aspect i choose.
anyways.. LOVIN THEM..
Purchased from DIMA, who did a solid job with them.. of course 1 or 2 lenses SLIGHTLY drifts as far as tracking goes.. but again.. these aren't modern day PERFECT lenses.. these are specifically LOOK lenses.
i really really really want a 40mm.. so I'm keeping my eyes peeled..
anyways. my (excited I just got new lenses) rant/review is complete..
I will post video as soon as i get some good subjects to shoot.