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    WTB broken/cheap/free 35mm lens

    I'm building a box camera and I want to incorporate a focusing mount. I might be able to use the focusing parts out of a 35mm lens, so I'm looking for a <$10, possibly broken 35mm lens that I could dissect.
    f/22 and be there.

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    As I was looking for parts to fix my sink drain, I saw some 1.5in. black abs fittings that would work as a focusing mechanism. Might want to check them out.

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    I don't have a 35mm lens I can give you, but I do have a junk Olympus OM10 and M645Super bodies only. If you want the lens mount, I could potentially take one of them apart for you. I also have some junk enlarger lens if you want to adopt one for your project. Let me know if you are interested.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    I have a couple of junk lenses which I have already taken apart to use just the helical focusing part (see my 6x12 camera link below).

    You can have one for the cost of postage.


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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Have you already used the helical focusing part, or can they still be adapted to make a focusing mount?

    Your camera looks very nice.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Would you be able to use zooms? i have quite a few junkers that I'd give away for postage.
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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    I've also got a stack of lenses which are complete but not worth selling, drop me a line if you're still looking.

    Cheers

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    The best lens to use is 55mm 1.8 takumar. the lens block comes out from the front. and leaves you a nice focusing mech to pla with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    The best lens to use is 55mm 1.8 takumar. the lens block comes out from the front. and leaves you a nice focusing mech to pla with.
    I assume you have done this then. If so, do you know the internal diameter of the remaining helical?


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