VintageLensesForVideo is creating vintage lens reviews
15

patrons

$83
per Review / Website Article
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

VintageLensesForVideo (VLFV) is all about helping you discover lenses that will inspire you and very often save you money when compared to modern equivalents! I also enjoy doing vintage lens giveaways, monthly when possible, which has been another great way to help people discover vintage lenses!

I’m very passionate about VLFV and I’m always working on new tests/reviews/comparisons/etc, but my abilities to bring such content consistently are limited by the time and funds available to me!

I work on VLFV in spare time and majority of it is also funded by myself, which is why I think Patreon can make a big difference. With your support I will be able to dedicate more time and money towards creating useful & inspiring content for you.

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO?

Firstly, I would like to stress that there is absolutely no obligation to support VLFV on Patreon. In fact if you’re low on money, then please spend it things you really need instead. Supporting VLFV is completely optional and do it only if you can and really you want to!

If you decide to help, then have a look at my Goals on the left, which will some idea of what I want to do with VLFV going forward and also check out my detailed description of Rewards, below, which will give you a good idea on how individual contributions can help. There are many things I want to do, but in short, I want to create more and better content for you guys!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

I decided to set the funding to be “per Review / Website Article” instead of “Monthly Contributions”, because I didn’t want to make this into yet another “monthly subscription bill” where you don’t exactly know what you’re getting for it. With “per Review/Article” contributions you know exactly where your money is going and you only contribute when I actually create new content! Due to my limited free time, sometimes I only create one website post per month, but I would like to get to around four (one per week). It doesn’t mean that you will have to fund every new review/article I put out there though. It’s very easy to set your Patreon budget when you start supporting VLFV and if you like you can support just one review/article per month, or you can support as many as I create and anything in between.

Our vintage lens community is so diverse and everyone has different needs. I try cover all sorts of lenses as part of VLFV, so of course not every review/article will be relevant to your needs, but rest assured that if one of contribution helps me create a post that isn’t relevant to you on one occasion, someone else’s contribution on another occasion will help create something that will be exactly what you wanted to see. Even though contributions are “per Review/Article”, they actually help create more than one review or an article, your support will create a long lasting legacy and I can't thank you enough for that!

If you'd prefer to do one off donation instead, you can do it here

REWARDS!

I always try to do as much as I can for the vintage lens community, but if you decide to support my mission is such direct way, I want to give my direct support to you also, so here are some rewards for my Patrons!

$1 on its own can’t buy you much, but such contribution can make a massive difference in a long run. As a thank you, you will get an access to my patron-only feed where I’ll do my best to make your contributions worthwhile. I will be posting all sorts of content here before I do anywhere else. I will be listening to your suggestions and requests and will try to help you with your needs as much as I can! Last, but no least, there will be some surprises along the way!

$5 will help me take care of smaller expenses like the lens adapters, lens accessories, etc, so such contribution will be making immediate effect and as a thank you, you will be invited to a secret Facebook group, created for the patrons only. All of us use facebook daily, so sometimes you might find it to an easier way to post questions and well as share videos and advice with fellow Patrons. I'll be also be there every day to respond to your posts!

$10 can cover a monthly web hosting or shipping costs, which are boring, but very important expenses and as a thank you, you will get an invitation to a monthly Google Hangout for Patrons only, where we will do Q&As and chat about vintage lens! It will be a lot of fun I'm sure!

$20 will contribute towards upcoming review/comparison/lens guide costs, which is what VLFV is all about! As a thank you, you will be given a secret email address where you'll be able to reach me before anyone else! I get 100s of emails/messages/questions every week and I just can't keep up with them, so sometimes my response is quite slow, but this secret email address will now become my priority, so I will make sure to respond to your emails within 24 hours!

$50 is quite a lot of money and it will actually be enough to buy certain lenses for the upcoming giveaways, reviews and comparisons! Such contribution will be making a massive difference to all the upcoming VLFV content and for such generosity I will glad to offer all my knowledge and assistance in a One to One monthly Skype consultation call. You will have up to 1 hour each month (use it how you like) to ask me any questions, advice or talk about anything else vintage lens related!

My alltime favorite vintage lens is the Russian cult classic: Helios 44-2 58mm F2.0. I always say that every photographer and cinematographer should try this lens because it's the most magical lens I know of. I want to personally make sure than my first 5 Patrons who contribute $50 will get to try this lens, so the first 5 contributors in this tier will get a Helios 44-2 lens from me as a bonus gift!

If you're unfamiliar with this lens, have a look at a simple test video I shot with it to see how much magic this lens has!



USEFUL INFO!

  • If you don't have much money, but still want to support VLFV on Patreon, then just sign up to support 1 post per month at $1 per post. It will still be greatly appreciated and if you ever feel like stepping up to a higher tier or supporting more posts, you can always to that at a later stage.
  • If you no longer have the budget to support VLFV on Patreon, you can reduce or cancel your contributions at any time in you Patron menu.
  • If you don't have any money to support VLFV on Patreon at all, please don't worry about it. You can still help by using the Facebook and Twitter share buttons on the top right corner of this page.
  • Patreon currency is US Dollar, but don't worry if your currency is different, it automatically get converted when you contribute.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Review / Website Article
9 patrons
  • Access to my patron only feed where I will be posting all sorts of useful and exciting content.
Pledge $5 or more per Review / Website Article
8 patrons
  • Access to the secret Facebook group where you'll be able to post anything relevant to vintage lenses (questions, videos, advice) and I'll be there every day to respond to your posts!

PLUS:
All the previous rewards!

Pledge $10 or more per Review / Website Article
0 patrons
  • Invitation to a monthly Google Hangout where we will do a Q&A and chat about vintage lens!

PLUS: All the previous rewards!
Pledge $20 or more per Review / Website Article
0 patrons
  • You will be given a secret email address where you'll be able to reach me before anyone else! I will respond to your emails within 24 hours!

PLUS: All the previous rewards!
Pledge $50 or more per Review / Website Article
1 patron
  • One to One monthly Skype consultation call. You will have 1 hour each month to ask me any questions, advice or talk about anything else vintage lens related!
  • LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD: This is something special from me to my first 5 Patrons in this tier. You will receive my favorite lens as a gift! (see main description for more info)

PLUS:
All the previous rewards!

Goals
$83 of $100 per Review / Website Article
Immediate Improvement!

This amount will contribute towards the many small, but essential expenses related to VLFV. It will help me produce new content quicker and make it better!

It will also allow me to assign some budget towards the vintage lens giveaways, making them more frequent!

That's a real improvement in every way!
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WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

VintageLensesForVideo (VLFV) is all about helping you discover lenses that will inspire you and very often save you money when compared to modern equivalents! I also enjoy doing vintage lens giveaways, monthly when possible, which has been another great way to help people discover vintage lenses!

I’m very passionate about VLFV and I’m always working on new tests/reviews/comparisons/etc, but my abilities to bring such content consistently are limited by the time and funds available to me!

I work on VLFV in spare time and majority of it is also funded by myself, which is why I think Patreon can make a big difference. With your support I will be able to dedicate more time and money towards creating useful & inspiring content for you.

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO?

Firstly, I would like to stress that there is absolutely no obligation to support VLFV on Patreon. In fact if you’re low on money, then please spend it things you really need instead. Supporting VLFV is completely optional and do it only if you can and really you want to!

If you decide to help, then have a look at my Goals on the left, which will some idea of what I want to do with VLFV going forward and also check out my detailed description of Rewards, below, which will give you a good idea on how individual contributions can help. There are many things I want to do, but in short, I want to create more and better content for you guys!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

I decided to set the funding to be “per Review / Website Article” instead of “Monthly Contributions”, because I didn’t want to make this into yet another “monthly subscription bill” where you don’t exactly know what you’re getting for it. With “per Review/Article” contributions you know exactly where your money is going and you only contribute when I actually create new content! Due to my limited free time, sometimes I only create one website post per month, but I would like to get to around four (one per week). It doesn’t mean that you will have to fund every new review/article I put out there though. It’s very easy to set your Patreon budget when you start supporting VLFV and if you like you can support just one review/article per month, or you can support as many as I create and anything in between.

Our vintage lens community is so diverse and everyone has different needs. I try cover all sorts of lenses as part of VLFV, so of course not every review/article will be relevant to your needs, but rest assured that if one of contribution helps me create a post that isn’t relevant to you on one occasion, someone else’s contribution on another occasion will help create something that will be exactly what you wanted to see. Even though contributions are “per Review/Article”, they actually help create more than one review or an article, your support will create a long lasting legacy and I can't thank you enough for that!

If you'd prefer to do one off donation instead, you can do it here

REWARDS!

I always try to do as much as I can for the vintage lens community, but if you decide to support my mission is such direct way, I want to give my direct support to you also, so here are some rewards for my Patrons!

$1 on its own can’t buy you much, but such contribution can make a massive difference in a long run. As a thank you, you will get an access to my patron-only feed where I’ll do my best to make your contributions worthwhile. I will be posting all sorts of content here before I do anywhere else. I will be listening to your suggestions and requests and will try to help you with your needs as much as I can! Last, but no least, there will be some surprises along the way!

$5 will help me take care of smaller expenses like the lens adapters, lens accessories, etc, so such contribution will be making immediate effect and as a thank you, you will be invited to a secret Facebook group, created for the patrons only. All of us use facebook daily, so sometimes you might find it to an easier way to post questions and well as share videos and advice with fellow Patrons. I'll be also be there every day to respond to your posts!

$10 can cover a monthly web hosting or shipping costs, which are boring, but very important expenses and as a thank you, you will get an invitation to a monthly Google Hangout for Patrons only, where we will do Q&As and chat about vintage lens! It will be a lot of fun I'm sure!

$20 will contribute towards upcoming review/comparison/lens guide costs, which is what VLFV is all about! As a thank you, you will be given a secret email address where you'll be able to reach me before anyone else! I get 100s of emails/messages/questions every week and I just can't keep up with them, so sometimes my response is quite slow, but this secret email address will now become my priority, so I will make sure to respond to your emails within 24 hours!

$50 is quite a lot of money and it will actually be enough to buy certain lenses for the upcoming giveaways, reviews and comparisons! Such contribution will be making a massive difference to all the upcoming VLFV content and for such generosity I will glad to offer all my knowledge and assistance in a One to One monthly Skype consultation call. You will have up to 1 hour each month (use it how you like) to ask me any questions, advice or talk about anything else vintage lens related!

My alltime favorite vintage lens is the Russian cult classic: Helios 44-2 58mm F2.0. I always say that every photographer and cinematographer should try this lens because it's the most magical lens I know of. I want to personally make sure than my first 5 Patrons who contribute $50 will get to try this lens, so the first 5 contributors in this tier will get a Helios 44-2 lens from me as a bonus gift!

If you're unfamiliar with this lens, have a look at a simple test video I shot with it to see how much magic this lens has!



USEFUL INFO!

  • If you don't have much money, but still want to support VLFV on Patreon, then just sign up to support 1 post per month at $1 per post. It will still be greatly appreciated and if you ever feel like stepping up to a higher tier or supporting more posts, you can always to that at a later stage.
  • If you no longer have the budget to support VLFV on Patreon, you can reduce or cancel your contributions at any time in you Patron menu.
  • If you don't have any money to support VLFV on Patreon at all, please don't worry about it. You can still help by using the Facebook and Twitter share buttons on the top right corner of this page.
  • Patreon currency is US Dollar, but don't worry if your currency is different, it automatically get converted when you contribute.

Recent posts by VintageLensesForVideo

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Review / Website Article
9 patrons
  • Access to my patron only feed where I will be posting all sorts of useful and exciting content.
Pledge $5 or more per Review / Website Article
8 patrons
  • Access to the secret Facebook group where you'll be able to post anything relevant to vintage lenses (questions, videos, advice) and I'll be there every day to respond to your posts!

PLUS:
All the previous rewards!

Pledge $10 or more per Review / Website Article
0 patrons
  • Invitation to a monthly Google Hangout where we will do a Q&A and chat about vintage lens!

PLUS: All the previous rewards!
Pledge $20 or more per Review / Website Article
0 patrons
  • You will be given a secret email address where you'll be able to reach me before anyone else! I will respond to your emails within 24 hours!

PLUS: All the previous rewards!
Pledge $50 or more per Review / Website Article
1 patron
  • One to One monthly Skype consultation call. You will have 1 hour each month to ask me any questions, advice or talk about anything else vintage lens related!
  • LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD: This is something special from me to my first 5 Patrons in this tier. You will receive my favorite lens as a gift! (see main description for more info)

PLUS:
All the previous rewards!