A Video Shot With 105 Year Old Lens

I love Lenses …. i mean i am obsessed with them, but i also like weird stuff, so naturally i mixed the two and wanted to experiment.

Why just focusing on the ultra expensive electronic lenses when you can do incredible things with just old glass …

the glass is the key to image beauty, not the internal motors.

I am happy to announce the launch of a new web-serie about lens test  ” The Weird Lens Challenge “… but not any kind of lens, we will focus only on the weird ones , the old, the crazy ones that you can mount on a mirrorless camera.


For this first episode we will teste a 1910 folding camera lens : a Eastman Kodak Kodex / Topaz Boyer Paris f 6.3 120 MM


After mounting it with a cardboard piece to keep it tightly blocked in a m42 macro tube, and then screw it on a m42 bellows, the lens was able to focus.

Then the Bellow was screwed to a M42 to Nex Adaptor ring then to the Sony A7II 

The Lens is incredibly sharp for a 105 years old lady … but it also gives some strange lens flares and light leaks that are pretty dreamy ( some would say it’s horrible )

Check the video for the results.

So does it takes good photos too ?

Here are some exemples of what the lens mounting is giving for photos.






interesting rainbow light leaks





Pretty clean for a portrait lens


light leaks are something you can play with



Bokeh is pretty smooth too.

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