All Your Lenses, Including One That's 136 Years Old

One of the main selling points of the full-frame Sony Alpha series of cameras — A7, A7R, A7S — is the eMount can accept so many older lenses with various adaptors. That’s because of the short flange focal distance, and when I switched from Nikon, I kept and use all my lenses, including the 80-200mm f/2.8.  Stern Mathieu uploads a series of Weird Lens challenges to YouTube and his latest is a 136-year old lens from 1880, pulled from a large format camera. The results looks like a new Instagram filter with a name like Garamond, or something…. Also see Stern’s video about a 1910 lens.

My ancient 80-200mm f/2.8
My ancient 80-200mm f/2.8

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