When it comes to ridiculously cheap but very useful lenses, you’d be hard pushed to beat 40+ year old Russian technology, and this suggestion from Mathieu Stern is no exception.
Torn from the clutches of a Smena 8M 35mm film camera, the Lomo T43 40mm f/4 lens is a perfect example of an old super low budget lens that can be adapted to work with modern kit to produce some outstanding results.
With the assistance of some foam, and an M42 helicoid to provide focusing, mounting this lens to a DSLR is quite straightforward.
Here’s the full video on how to extract and modify the lens for use with DSLRs.
As you can see from some of the sample shots contained in the video, the results are rather impressive.
Have you torn apart any old cameras for their lenses to use on your DSLRs or mirrorless cameras? Let us know in the comments, and show us what you’ve shot with them.