Possibly bizarre question...

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by tjaded, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. tjaded

    tjaded Subscriber

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisc
    Multi Format
    Hi all--
    This is probably a dumb question, the results are probably not going to be great, but here goes. I just recently was given a cool old zoom lens for an 8mm movie camera. What I would like to do is add some sort of lens behind this one to hopefully give it some added coverage. Sharpness is definitely not an issue, I just want to make some sort of Frankenstein camera. I'm hoping to get coverage up to 120 film...any thoughts on what would be a good/cheapish thing to try?

    Dr. Frankenfilm
  2. JBrunner

    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Dec 14, 2005
    Basin and Range Province
    8x10 Format
    A lens like that will have an exeedingly small FFD and I doubt there is a ready made optic (most probably wouldn't even fit in the FFD) that will accommodate that and even so by the time you add an optic and move the plane of focus back to where it will need to be it will likely be impractically slooooow. But, maybe someone will tell me I'm wrong...

    You might have an easier time and more fun messing with a sh!t pipe lens with magnifying glass elements or something.