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Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« on: July 06, 2015, 02:40:23 PM »
In the wake of converting the lens of a Nikon L35AF into LTM, I decided that I would try another conversion, this time based on a Praktica M60. It turned out to be a much easier conversion, albeit with a bit more fabrication. The end result is a fairly limited - fixed-focus and fixed-aperture - but extremely compact lens.



It does a reasonably good job, all things considered.



The full build, with more photos, is detailed here: https://filmosaur.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/lens-hacking-made-easy-praktica-m60-26mm-f5-6-to-leica-thread-mount/
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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 02:47:42 PM »
Now that's what I call a flat lens!
Not bad for something that relies entirely on depth of field...
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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 03:44:31 PM »
It's about as flat as I imagine is possible, at least without a milling machine, and even then you'd only get a few millimeters before you were flush with the body.
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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 07:13:38 PM »
Amazing. Your blog is a good read.

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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 07:41:45 PM »
Thanks, Reinhold. I've enjoyed reading yours too (and gotten a lot of information on Caffenol from it as well).
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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 06:26:47 AM »
Very nice. Love the results, and nice write-up on the blog!

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Re: Praktica M60 lens hacked to Leica Thread Mount
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 03:14:58 AM »
Nice!