This ” Kit” Transforms Your Expensive Lens Into Hipster Vintage Glass

Is your current lens not vintage or hipster enough? This kit will surely let you get that coolness factor on your expensive glass! (No, actually, don’t do this!)

Hipsters sure have ruined film photography and vintage gear for a lot of photographers. It’s certain that there have been one too many passionate film photographers who have been wrongfully slapped with the label. So, it’s not surprising if most photographers fiercely hate on these wannabes. Yet some, like Mathieu Stern choose to poke fun at the whole idea of hipster instead.

PS: BECAUSE SOME OF YOU DON’T READ PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS A JOKE AND WE’RE POSTING ABOUT IT NOW BECAUSE WE THINK IT’S FUNNY. 

Before we proceed, allow us to break the fun and say that what you’re about to watch WAS AN APRIL FOOLS’ JOKE. Okay? Good. Just had to put that out there before someone takes these things seriously again.

So yes, this “Vintalens Kit” mock ad was short and sweet, and the joke was pretty much on point. It’s been almost too easy to spot a hipster snap with all the intentionally blurred and badly composed photo, which is often credited to a vintage lens unearthed from grandpa’s attic. Why waste all the retro essence and have that vintage glass professionally cleaned of all the years of dirt, grime, and fungus? Hell, throw in a dent somewhere to make it even more legit!

PS: DID YOU KNOW THIS IS A JOKE?

But no, seriously, this video is gold if it appeals to your photography comedy tastes. But again, for the uninitiated, this is a good example of what NOT TO DO WITH YOUR LENSES, vintage or otherwise! Yep, no one really wants to be a “real hipster photographer”. If you ever end up with some vintage lenses and want to see what results they can give you, make sure to have them checked and cleaned by your friendly neighborhood repairman before giving them a go.

PS: YOU KNOW THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT?

Oh, and don’t worry, Mathieu’s lens mug is okay and hipster-proof!

Now that we’ve had our fun, you may also want to check out Mathieu’s collection of really weird vintage lenses!

PS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS IS A JOKE?!