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After the initial post I got a lot of:
"HOW DO I DO "X"… I HAVE "X" CAMERA WILL IT WORK WITH MINE…"
Soooo. Here’s a rough “HOW TO…” For me this was a reversible procedure that did NO HARM to either cameras, but as always PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I cannot say for sure if this mod will work with your camera as it did with my 5D and the Piccolette, but in an attempt to answer as many questions as I can, here are the steps I took to create my camera mod.
For those interested I am planning on making a few more of these FOLDING LENSES and placing them up for sale (NOT INCLUDING THE 5D). If anyone is interested shoot me an email at email@example.com with the subject line I WANT ONE, and I’ll send you the details.
2 more on ebay now…
STEP ONE: GATHER THESE ITEMS
-CANON 5D mkii
-M42 EXTENSION TUBE
-THE WILL TO WIN
STEP TWO: UNSCREW THE FILM BACK
Mine took some force to open…don’t think it had been opened since it was made
STEP THREE: CLEAN THE INTERIOR
Unless you like a dirty interior to your nice clean digital camera I’d give it a good blow out.
STEP FOUR: SCREW THE ADAPTER TO THE EXTENSION TUBE
STEP FIVE: GLUE YOUR ADAPTER TO YOUR FOLDING CAMERA
Yup hot glue that bad boy on there. EXTENSION TUBE DOWN and EOS ADAPTER OUT.
Attach to your camera and use the bellows to adjust focus. Nice!
This isn’t a “must have” , but I do find it much easier to manual focus with one of these.
STEP SIX: OPERATIONS
Set your 5D to manual, set your folding camera’s shutter to bulb (in my case to T) this will hold the shutter open and you are ready to go!