Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's sort of like Ellis Island around here, just with ancient camera gear...

From Old Glass

The first of my Soviet Bloc adoptions arrived today (pictured above with the M39 to EOS adapter and the lens caps). A serviceable Jupiter 11 135mm f/4 Leica Thread Mount. $29.05 total from a nice gentleman in Ohio. Upon ripping the thing out of it's packaging, I met with my first disappointment; on the Rollei I will be stuck with scale focusing. No cam driver to couple to the rangefinder mechanism.


I dug out the adapter plate I procured from and mounted it up to the Canon. OK, MUCH happier now :) While focusing is a bear, especially with my old eyes and no focus indicator, once you get the fool thing on the spot, it's sharp as nails.

This is a shot of my backyard, I try to use this as one of my examples for each lens...

From Old Glass

"...yeah, that's not mine, I'm just holding it for a friend..." :)

From Old Glass

Using it on the Rollie is clearly going to be a challenge, but I think I can adapt on the Canon.

Time will tell...

Time to get back to work I suppose. I will post more samples this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. cool man...Had some old zeiss and lica lenses til a few years ago. don't make em like that now

    Love the layout and the stuff you're holding for a friend...I'll be right there to pick it up

    David B