Hack a Vintage Leitz Projector lens into a Sony Mirrorless Lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by sliver-surfer, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. sliver-surfer

    sliver-surfer TalkEmount Regular

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    Here's a video I made for You mirrorless DIYers with old slide projectors kicking around. I used a Leitz 100mm 2.8
     
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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    Neat lens! But I don't see how you assure the outer helicoid tube was square and centered in the adapter.
    Also, determining infinity focus...unless the helicoid travel was past infinity.

    Post some sample pics to the thread!
     
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  3. sliver-surfer

    sliver-surfer TalkEmount Regular

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    The helicoid is pressed flat against the base of the inside of the adapter which is square with the body. There is not enough room in that adapter for it to be significantly off centre. It does travel past infinity..I will add samples to this thread. I just made the video and threw in 2 samples since I just made the video I haven't had much time to shoot with it.
     
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  4. sliver-surfer

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    Here are some quick samples
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  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Will
    Very nice results!
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Very artistic results!
     
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  7. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Nice :2thumbs:
     
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  8. sliver-surfer

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  9. sam

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    I didn't think to use the projector lens helicoid to focus.

    Back to the projectors I kept.

    Thanks for the video and the photos.
     
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