Tuesday, September 28, 2010

5D Frankenstein

What happens when you place a hundred-year-old 35mm lens on a Canon 5D? Monstrously beautiful photos. No Photoshop necessary.

"This morning he called me into his store. He has something for me....A circa 1908 ( possibly earlier) 35mm lens. Still functioning, mostly brass, and not nearly as much dust or fungus as one would think after sitting in a box for over a hundred years. This lens is a piece of motion picture history, and at this point rare beyond words. So i say to him, "Wow... what do you have in mind?" He smiles and says, (in the thickest Russian accent you can imagine), "I can make this fit EF you know..." My eye twinkled, and then 6 nail biting hours later, he had it finished." 

Full collection here.