Idea's for lens cone

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by darinwc, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. darinwc

    darinwc Subscriber

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    I'm building a 6x9 camera by using a film back.
    It will likely have a 58 or 65mm lens on it.

    Any ideas what I can use for a lens cone?

    I was thinking a rectangular lens hood mounted in reverse may work, if it is the right size.

    Brainstormers welcome
     
  2. keithwms

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    Well, you don't really need a cone, you could just use bellows. I used a 6x9 to 4x5 adapter back with bellows to build my ultrawide shift gizmo. Currently I have a 55mm lens mounted on it. In the photo it's a 65mm.

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    If you don't have bellows then I guess you'll focus helicoidally.
     
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    Black abs pipe and a abs end cap. All from your hardware store. Adjust the position of the pipe inside the cap where you want it for focal length before you glue it up.