Hello! I converted my Zeiss Contina L lens to canon EOS!
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Brycerrr
Registered: May 16, 2011
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

I originaly posted this on Reddit.com. and someone suggested I post this up here, so
Im doing just that!

You can read my blog post here about the whole project or you can jump to the finished product

Thanks!



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 846
Country: United States

I copied this over for reference for others, hope you don't mind!

Also, awesome!







Brycerrr
Registered: May 16, 2011
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

I dont mind at all! Thanks!



RZetter
Registered: Mar 02, 2010
Total Posts: 341
Country: Finland

It was me who suggested you post it here.

You mentioned that you couldn't get infinity focus with it. Would it be possible to get it closer to the sensor without hitting the mirror?



Brycerrr
Registered: May 16, 2011
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

No I tried, it kept slamming the mirror and that kinda freaked me out.

This is all sort of happening really fast, 3 pretty big blogs want to feature my conversion blog, and I've been getting so many emails its hard to keep up.

Im very excited about this project! Stay tuned!



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 6550
Country: United States

Anyone have any ideas about mounting medium format lenses from the old folding cameras? Those definitely shouldn't hit the mirror!

I have a couple 6x6 and 6x9 that I wouldn't mind taking the lens off, if I knew it would work properly.



Ataboy
Registered: Sep 17, 2004
Total Posts: 628
Country: United States

Get a cheapest 500mm mirror lens you can find, take out the mirror and use the barrel and helicoid to mount and focus that old lens.