So, about a year ago I found a camera at Goodwill for 7 dollars, and was very curious to see what kind of results I could get with it.
I loved the little camera, it was really fun but at the same time super challenging because the viewfinder was just a window on top of the camera and you had to focus by guessing the focual distance, it even had a built in light meter!
But about a week ago it took a very nasty spill down a flight of cement stairs and something inside got a little shook up, it didn’t advance film amongst a bunch of other problems. I was pretty bummed to say the least!
Then out of nowhere I was surfing the interwebz on my favorite website, www.reddit.com and I saw a post of a guy who took a 102-year old camera lens and adapted it to his 5d mII!( http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hbsg8/canon_5d_mark_ii_102yearold_lens_instant_vintage/ )
IT WAS ON! I HAD TO ADAPT THAT LENS TO MY CAMERA!
After a few hours of taking everything apart on the camera, and making a big mess. I was able to take the lens out of the camera body itself ( it was attached )
Then I had the obvious problem of trying to find a way to build a mount to attach it to the 5dmarkII.
I ended up taking a body cap and cutting a hole out of it, then I slid the Ikon lens in and sealed it with some super glue..
I then tested it out.. And I was BLOWN AWAY! The images where so nice! It shot just like the original did!
Here was my first test shot.
I think next Im going to try to build a Holga-EOS lens!
Thanks for reading!