Surreal freelensing with Kodak Brownie glass

Surreal freelensing with Kodak Brownie glass

In this post, I spoke about freelensing using old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye glass. The results are compelling, to say the least! I’ve added just a little contrast to these photos to make them popĀ  and mitigate the effects of flare due to the digital sensor being...
Pentacon AV 2.8 80mm lens – some more photos

Pentacon AV 2.8 80mm lens – some more photos

In a previous post, I detailed a method of converting the Pentacon AV 2.8 80mm projector lens for use on a modern digital camera. It’s so much fun to use, I’ve had it on my humble Olympus E PM1 most of the time since! Though the plastic housing I made...
Vega 5U 105mm enlarging lens – adapted to digital

Vega 5U 105mm enlarging lens – adapted to digital

That’s the Russian-made Vega 5U 105mm f4 enlarging lens. Pretty isn’t it? Enlarging lenses are used in film darkrooms to project film onto paper to make physical prints. For this reason, they have been designed to be nearly distortion (flat field) and CA...
Life through a Brownie Hawkeye lens

Life through a Brownie Hawkeye lens

With a view to feeding my hybrid approach to photography (that is, old lenses on modern digital cameras), I recently picked up a rather curious optical artifact; an optica curiosus, if you will. The possible story goes thus: The Surplus Shed had come into possession...