French photographer Mathieu Stern has an unusual hobby. He loves pairing old lenses with modern digital cameras to shooting images and videos. Recently he paired a large format lens, originally made in 1880, with his Sony A7II. In this video he shares the results, both videos and stills:
It was some work pairing the two together before he could start shooting pictures. He first had to use cardboard pieces to keep the lens tightly blocked inside a M42 ring mount. (Via PetaPixel)
He then added several M42 macro tubes and a Helicoidal ring to it.
The ring was screwed on to a M42 to NEX adapter ring, finally enabling the contraption to be focused. The whole thing was then was attached to a Sony A7II.
Watch the video above to see the beautiful results he achieved with this fantastic piece of glass.
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