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We are happy to introduce to you Benoist Berthiot lenses which are some of bests old french lenses. The production of the company is essentialy for professionales projectors and rarer for cameras. Here this is a 50mm f/1.5 called Benoist Berthiot Cinestar N1 made for 16mm professional projection.


Tiny lens, black with a typical blue french coating. Suprisingly sharp with a crazy swirly bokeh. The most impressive is colors rendition !!! Not fully cover aps-c.





This Angénieux 60mm f/1.5 with no type is surely unique !!! Made in 1981 in Angénieux factory of Saint Héand for cinema 35mm cameras. Serial number : 1470096. This is a very massive lens with extraordinary green glass coated. Focus ring is on the front of lens and aperture on the rear. The rear glass is very large and covers 24×36 full frame.  This is a lens for collection, Angénieux lovers and use too.

Price : ++++

Beauty : 9/10

Rarity : 10/10

Use : 8/10

Size / weight : 5/10

Sharpness : 7/10

Contrast : 7/10

Bokeh : 8/10

Grade = 7.7/10

The Angenieux type s21 50mm f1.5 is considered like one of the best old lens ever made and one of the most researched. This is the first vintage lens 50mm with a great aperture.  My lens serial number is : 656923, made in 1959.

All photos were shot at f1.5 with no post accentuation. The reputation of the angenieux 50mm f1.5 is justified, sharpness is really great for an old lens. Bokeh is awesome, slightly swirly. Low contrasts at f1.5 but it gives an « old style » with great colors.

Price : ++++

Beauty : 10/10

Rarity : 9/10

Use : 8/10

Size / weight : 8/10

Sharpness : 8/10

Contrast : 7/10

Bokeh : 10/10

Grade = 8.6/10