Showcase Transplanted fixed lens: Cintagon 40mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by gnarlydog australia, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    From an Argus Instant Load 270 I removed the fixed lens: Cintagon 40mm f2.8
    Unfortunately I was unable to retain aperture control and the lens is now only wide open at F2.8.
    Flange distance is less that a typical SLR therefore I had to create a smaller "adapter".
    I used several 46mm UV filters and removed the glass, stacked them and sanded away the black anodizing as I wanted to integrate the polished aluminium look.

    26470701655_2b5d7a11af_b.jpg Adapted Cintagon 40mm by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    Wide open the lens does't offer great sharpness but does display an interesting glowing character that I like for portrait and moody images.

    25865351984_659d9b1b49_b.jpg JX170545 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    25878526073_e190bee2cc_b.jpg After sunset at the fence_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
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