Adapting a small Canon APS lens? Now what?

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Adapting a small Canon APS lens? Now what?
Mar 11, 2013

I was thinking that, since these lenses were designed for APS, they should illuminate APS-C OK. Yes, it's slow, but it's also about the smallest zoom that would light up a NEX sensor I could think of.

Not into this for too much... cost me $1, plus $5 for shipping, for an Elph 2 from eBay. Disassembly was a surprising amount of work - these cameras were really built around the lens.

So, now what? The lens is pretty much entirely electronically controlled. I think I can probably do something to drive the motor, or remove it, but first I need to figure out how to open the aperture, and how to lock the leaf shutter open. Anyone else ever tried to adapt one of these? (For reference, the lens barrel is 27mm in diameter).

Cheers,

Paul

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