Trying film again after years of shooting digital

Started 5 months ago | Discussions thread
JohnnyLuddite Senior Member • Posts: 1,230
Re: Nice shots

+1 for using old lenses with adapters on mirrorless cameras, and also I can recommend the Adapted Lens forum here for a good and knowledgeable atmosphere, pretty free of the partisan stuff. Here's what I did as a poor imitation of a Leica IIIc that used to serve this Nippon Kogaku P.C. 8.5cm f2 from 1950.

Nippon Kogaku P.C. 8.5cm f2 lens on LTM adapted to X-E1

Image taken with above rig

I have been toying with getting a Bessa R rangefinder camera which has M39 to honour this lens properly, because the shutters on the Leica IIIc are hard to get serviceable these days and the prices are astronomical. That said, I understand that some of the Nikkor AI-S lenses have a resurgence in popularity and price because the focus peaking and improved EVF on some of the modern ML cameras makes them attractive adapted to those cameras.

 JohnnyLuddite's gear list:JohnnyLuddite's gear list
Sony RX100 Fujifilm X-E1 Nikon D750 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR +2 more
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