NEX-7 With a 140mm f1.8 Projector Lens Makes The Most Beautiful Photos

Jun 15, 2015

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NEX-7 With a 140mm f1.8 Projector Lens Makes The Most Beautiful Photos

Jun 15, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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With lenses getting more and more expensive, here is a nice trick for getting wonderful photos with an f/1.8 140mm lens for less than 100$.

Austria based photographer Attila Fricz of mflenses hacked together an old KO 140mm f1.8 projector lens to a Sony NEX-7 and the results are a delight.

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The lens occasionally pops on ebay for around $60 and you gotta admit that it is not a bad price for a 140mm @ f/1.8 lens. According to some sellers it will also work on full frame sensors, which makes it a real bargain. You do have to connect the lens with an adapter and some gaff tape, but the results are, as expected quite awesome.

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7 responses to “NEX-7 With a 140mm f1.8 Projector Lens Makes The Most Beautiful Photos”

  1. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    I wonder, how it would look on full-frame?

  2. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    One question: Roughly, what’s the flange distance?

    1. UP Avatar
      UP

      other thing, you will need to focus on foot (no MF) :)

      1. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
        Gvido Mūrnieks

        If flange distance is long enough, I would add macro bellows, for focusing…

  3. mkln Avatar
    mkln

    except they dont look that nice after all.

    1. Bstrom Avatar
      Bstrom

      I cobbled up the adapter hardware on AliExpress – you need an M65>M42 adapter ring, a 17-31mm M65>M65 helicoil, and a 65mm>62.5 ‘tube’ connector. About $77 – a tad cheaper than the same parts at RAFCamera. Also ordered a tripod collar on eBay for $8 – the Chinese version of a Canon 70-200 L collar is about 65mm on the inside dimension. I’ll ‘pad’ it out to 62.5mm and be ready to shoot. This setup should cover infinity – dunno how close it’ll get but will see.

  4. bexilford Avatar
    bexilford

    This is beautifull