Reader showcase: Using a Sony NEX as a digital back on an antique camera
Using a Sony NEX as a 'digital back' on an antique camera
Our DIY forum isn't even a month old and we've already seen it fill up with interesting projects from DPR readers. Some seek to solve a problem, while others are pure fun. Decidedly in the latter category, dpreview forum member vkphoto has put a Sony NEX-F3 'digital back' on a vintage ICA Toska camera from the early 1900s and a Carl Zeiss Tessar 135mm 1:6.3. While it's not the most practical combination, the modifications only cost $15 and brought new life to an antique that was otherwise collecting dust.
Take a look at the slideshow above to see how he pulled off the project and take a look at some impressive samples from the camera(s). And if you have your own impressive hack to show off, head over to the DIY forum and share it.