A few weeks ago I was inspired by a facebook post to experiment heavily modding one of my Helios 44-2 lenses. The entire process took me less than an afternoon and I think the results are pretty unique. I’m working on a tutorial for it, and depending on the price of the Helios, the total won’t get even to $50, including all the materials. This is a cheap way to get a unique (and extreme) look to the footage coming straight from camera.
Shooting with this lens is addictive because I never fully know how it’s gonna behave, and everything looks surreal and dreamy. I’m working on a second one, purple this time.