Praktica+Lensbaby Nov 2021

Using vintage film camera lenses seems to be a bit of a trend in the world of digital photography... I decided to go all counter-intuitive creative maverick and try the exact opposite – i.e. fit a modern lens into an old SLR. Armed with a cheap EOS-to-M42 adapter ring, I screwed my Lensbaby Composer into a suitably flat-faced Praktica LLC. Success! While the added focal length from the adapter screwed up my focusing (the LB is only really usable as a macro lens), the results are... interesting.


  1. guypinhas
    guypinhas ·

    I love those two guys. I know it's of Spanish origins but in NL they're called Paling en Ko. I was recently speaking with a friend in Spain about that and apparently a feature film was made and the actor that played the character with the glasses is super cool!

  2. anttihoo
    anttihoo ·

    @guypinhas Finding these guys in a Palma gift shop was a proper blast from the past for me... I returned home with a stack of their comics in Spanish – to add to my treasured hoard of "Älli ja Tälli" books (Mortadelo y Filemón in Finnish).
    Oh, and do check the film if you can find it! It's weird, loud and of questionable taste – as it should.

  3. guypinhas
    guypinhas ·

    @anttihoo Okay, that's my mission for the weekend, to find this movie! Thanks for the tip :)

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