Timur Civan and his hotcakes Wollensak

11 Oct
Image from 102 year old Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat - copyright Timur Civan

Image from 102 year old Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat - copyright Timur Civan

Just shy of a month ago, photographer and DOP Timur Civan posted these images on Cinema5D.com . Taken with a 5d and a 102 year old Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat cinema lens, from the cranking days.

I’m a huge fan of any old 35mm / medium format lens that I can possibly try and fit onto one of my Canon DSLRs. So much so, that I buy lenses that have very little hope of ever fitting, but they get bought because the “what if” factor in my head is… a very strong decider. In any case, the images that come out of this button-sized lens are something to see, each filled with an awesome sense of nostalgia.

Maybe it’s knowing the age of this lens that gives it that intrinsic mood, or maybe  it’s just inherent in the images themselves. You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Civan has even created some video footage with this little baby recently!

This 1908 Wollensak 35mm F5.0 “Cine-Velostigmat” on a chunky 5d MkII looks ridiculously cool in my opinion, and the images (which I don’t believe are completely untouched like some seem to argue) speak for themselves.

more info can be found over here

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