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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Tecpatl4, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    292
    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    I dug out my old Soligor 400mm f5.6 lens with OM mount. The aperture stopped working long ago, and the lens never was that good to begin with. I disassembled it and started playing with the elements. I discovered that if I removed the rear group, and left the front group in place, it made a pretty decent macro lens.

    Of course, it looks quite silly, but mostly works. This is the front bezel, taken from a distance of about 2.5 feet. The coin is a US Dime. It would probably be sharper if I cleaned the fingerprints off the elements.

    ring.

    And this is what it looks like on the camera, with all the leftover bits.

    silly_lens.
     
  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    You have too much time on your hands......:biggrin:

    Alan
     
  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    You could also use it as a weapon:thumbup:
     
  4. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    292
    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    It's called Insomnia.
     
  5. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    Have a nice tall glass of bourbon....... :alcoholic:
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I bet if you removed some of the extra parts in your car it could also be used as a macro...
     
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  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    LOL