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So now I have to ask about the $1 lens. :) 

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AND SO YOU SHOULD. I purchased a microfisch machine on an auction site and it had a zoom minolta  lens it has surprised me will  do some more playing 

old lens can be a lot of fun like projection lens that creat art.

Grahame

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Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while: Microfiche. I remember when I worked in the mortgage department of a building society they used to use Microfiche to archive bank statements. They had a whole department of guys who lived in the basement of our building who did all the imaging. They were always happy to see those of us who worked in the daylight come down to visit them when we needed to look up client records. 

 

Tell us more about how you used it. Adapters?  

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Ok quite simple i either spend heaps or little..

I got a body cap drilled a hole in the middle pushed the lens in and vola it works cost total $3.I then spent $250 on a field moniter to help focus my 83 year old eyes best money i ever spent. Have fun.

Grahame

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Awesome. It's all about having fun in the end. Well, if not, it should be. :) 

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Ok quite simple i either spend heaps or little..

I got a body cap drilled a hole in the middle pushed the lens in and vola it works cost total $3.I then spent $250 on a field moniter to help focus my 83 year old eyes best money i ever spent. Have fun.

Grahame

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hi all had to let you know  entered it in local camera club and got honors and  print  of the night

 

Grahame

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Well done! 

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A hundred years ago, photographers would have given their eye teeth for a lens of this calibre - so what if only costs a dollar today!

 

Nice image BTW.

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The lens story is great, but what really matters is that it is a lovely image.

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