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Nikon L35AF lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:18:27 PM »
I finally got together a project I'd been contemplating for some time, converting the Sonnar-formula 35/2.8 lens from a Nikon L35AF into a Leica Thread Mount. It took quite a while to fine-tune, but overall it came together without too many major complications, all things considered.





And a couple samples, just to show that it works (both taken with the Leica IIIc shown above):





The whole sordid story can be read here: https://filmosaur.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/lens-hacking-made-easy-not/
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Re: Nikon L35AF lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 06:05:46 PM »
I like how small the lens is

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Re: Nikon L35AF lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 07:18:37 PM »
I like how small the lens is

Me too. That was part of the appeal of using that old Soviet lens as a mount.
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Re: Nikon L35AF lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 09:15:28 PM »
You're right when you say imagination can be a bad thing... I have one of those "bad" projects in pieces that I need to find a way to finish off.
Why is it that SLR's are all so thick? For my project I will need to bring the camera inside the lens a bit... odd design will ensue.
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