Well.. I’ve had this
for months. I took it to the darkroom 1 or 2 times, then I figured out that I can hack it to my Canon and use it as a Lens.. WOW! Results blow my mind. Zeiss Ikon Cocarette (Contessa-Nettel 1926) folding camera
I don’t need to go to the darkroom anymore! I’ve extended the life of this folding camera to the digital world ;d
It feels just great when you change a historic piece into something new.. IT IS ALIVE!!
f/6.3 – ISO 320 – 0.8 seconds
f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/200
f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/400
f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 3.2 seconds (Cropped, Trying to shoot the steam at long exposure!)
Insanely sharp! Great details.
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I got inspired and motivated by other Photographers who hacked their old lenses to work with the new DSLR cameras! I had three old vintage cameras:
This is the lens: (It is so clean, the aperture/focus moves smoothly.. So neat)
This is how I created the Adapter to hack the lens into the DSLR camera:
Argus 50mm f3.5 mounted to Canon 450D:
I mounted the lens to my Canon 60D and started shooting! It was really hard to adjust the aperture and the focus, since I need to adjust them manually. But the results! Man, you gotta love them! SO NEAT:
– Using f3.5, ISO 400, Shutter speed 1/20:
– Using f8+, ISO 400, Shutter speed 5″:
It was a great experience :-]
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Photographer who attached Piccolette Contessa-Nettel (1919) folding camera to his 5D Mark II. The idea is BRILLIANT, and the results were MAGNIFICENT! Jason Bognacki
For more results + info, visit his
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