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Various projects, some completed, some in progress and some ideas.


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lens_hood_bayonet_67mm_adapter
gallery: lens_hood_bayonet_67mm_adapter
skyview_42_microscope_adapter
gallery: skyview_42_microscope_adapter
cokin_ir_adapter
gallery: cokin_ir_adapter
skyview_2_to_md_bayonet_adapter
gallery: skyview_2_to_md_bayonet_adapter
seibert_optics_adapter
gallery: seibert_optics_adapter
Close-Up adapter.jpg
Close-Up adapter.jpg
macro_light_guide
gallery: macro_light_guide
Dimage7ug.jpg
Dimage7ug.jpg
UG sticker.jpg
UG sticker.jpg
50mm Reverse Mounted for Closeups
gallery: 50mm Reverse Mounted for Closeups
Dimage 7 Bayonet Ring From PVC Tubing
gallery: Dimage 7 Bayonet Ring From PVC Tubing
Macroscope for Dimage 7
gallery: Macroscope for Dimage 7
polarizers
gallery: polarizers
Automatic Slide Copier Maxxum 7D,  Alpha A900 Sony and Carousel
gallery: Automatic Slide Copier Maxxum 7D, Alpha A900 Sony and Carousel
tripod_level
gallery: tripod_level
ten_dollar_microscope
gallery: ten_dollar_microscope
dimage_remote_connectors
gallery: dimage_remote_connectors
cfpcmcia
gallery: cfpcmcia
milk_jug_diffuser
gallery: milk_jug_diffuser
FS1100-2964.jpg
FS1100-2964.jpg
panorama_mount
gallery: panorama_mount
IR Remote Receiver for Maxxum Dynax Dimage Cameras 7D
gallery: IR Remote Receiver for Maxxum Dynax Dimage Cameras 7D
equipment_photos_and_tests
gallery: equipment_photos_and_tests
aps_dof_scale
gallery: aps_dof_scale
doodling
gallery: doodling
radio_remote
gallery: radio_remote
Electronic Twin Lens Reflex for Infrared and Stereo Work
gallery: Electronic Twin Lens Reflex for Infrared and Stereo Work
white led spectrum.jpg
white led spectrum.jpg
 Xenon Flashtube Spectral
Xenon Flashtube Spectral
maxxum7d
gallery: maxxum7d
Dissasembly and Repair of Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f/1.7 and f/1.4 Lenses
gallery: Dissasembly and Repair of Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f/1.7 and f/1.4 Lenses
minolta_maxxum_lens_roms
gallery: minolta_maxxum_lens_roms
Dimage 7 Power Board
gallery: Dimage 7 Power Board
Partial Disassembly of the Konica Minolta Maxxum Dynax 7D
gallery: Partial Disassembly of the Konica Minolta Maxxum Dynax 7D
Disassembly of the Maxxum 70-210 f/4  Beercan Lens
gallery: Disassembly of the Maxxum 70-210 f/4 Beercan Lens
a_custom_eyecup_for_the_maxxum_7d
gallery: a_custom_eyecup_for_the_maxxum_7d
Bellows Setups for Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, 5D and Sony A100 A700 A900 A200 A 300 A350
gallery: Bellows Setups for Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, 5D and Sony A100 A700 A900 A200 A 300 A350
Digital Pinhole Photography Pin Hole Maxxum 7D Photo Dynax Photograph
gallery: Digital Pinhole Photography Pin Hole Maxxum 7D Photo Dynax Photograph
dps9000
gallery: dps9000
Dimage 5 Disassembly Minolta
gallery: Dimage 5 Disassembly Minolta
DIY Straightening Bent Lens Filter Rings
gallery: DIY Straightening Bent Lens Filter Rings
Disassembly of  Minolta Maxxum 28-135mm f/4 Zoom Lens
gallery: Disassembly of Minolta Maxxum 28-135mm f/4 Zoom Lens
silver_cell_modification_for_mercury_cell_
gallery: silver_cell_modification_for_mercury_cell_
Sony A100, A700 Maxxum 5D, 7D AF Adjustment
gallery: Sony A100, A700 Maxxum 5D, 7D AF Adjustment
maxxum_dynax_7d_power_adapters
gallery: maxxum_dynax_7d_power_adapters
dimage_7d_flash_contact
gallery: dimage_7d_flash_contact
Minolta Maxxum Dynax 3X-1X  AF Macro Zoom on 7D and Sony Alpha 100
gallery: Minolta Maxxum Dynax 3X-1X AF Macro Zoom on 7D and Sony Alpha 100
Vivitar 28-210mm f/3.5 Zoom
gallery: Vivitar 28-210mm f/3.5 Zoom
Minolta Flash Circuitry
gallery: Minolta Flash Circuitry
minolta_macro_flash_system
gallery: minolta_macro_flash_system
Laser Guided Macro
gallery: Laser Guided Macro
Disassembly for Repair Maxxum 35-105mm Zoom
gallery: Disassembly for Repair Maxxum 35-105mm Zoom
Tinker Tools -- Homemade Tools for Camera Repair
gallery: Tinker Tools -- Homemade Tools for Camera Repair
Minolta Dimage 7i Disassembly Photos
gallery: Minolta Dimage 7i Disassembly Photos
IR Modified Mamiya 645 Infrared
gallery: IR Modified Mamiya 645 Infrared
Flash Isolator Circuit Using The Minolta FS1100
gallery: Flash Isolator Circuit Using The Minolta FS1100
Partial Disassembly of Maxxum 50mm f/2.8 Macro
gallery: Partial Disassembly of Maxxum 50mm f/2.8 Macro
Making the RC1000L Maxxum Remote Cable Shorter and Expandable
gallery: Making the RC1000L Maxxum Remote Cable Shorter and Expandable
micrel_29302_regulator
gallery: micrel_29302_regulator
Maxxum 75-300 f/4.5 Disassembly
gallery: Maxxum 75-300 f/4.5 Disassembly
Various Depth of Field Calculations and Tables
gallery: Various Depth of Field Calculations and Tables
80-200-2.8 Tripod Socket
80-200-2.8 Tripod Socket
test_charts
gallery: test_charts
general_af_lens_info
gallery: general_af_lens_info
Soviet Optics and Cameras
gallery: Soviet Optics and Cameras
Minolta Maxxum Dynax AF Lens Service Repair Manual  Download
Minolta Maxxum Dynax AF Lens Service Repair Manual Download
58mm f/1.2 Rokkor on Maxxum 7D Digital --- The Neo Ermanox
gallery: 58mm f/1.2 Rokkor on Maxxum 7D Digital --- The Neo Ermanox
disassembly_of_konica_minolta_dimage_a-1
gallery: disassembly_of_konica_minolta_dimage_a-1
50mm  Zeiss Flektogon vs Minolta Maxxum 50mm
gallery: 50mm Zeiss Flektogon vs Minolta Maxxum 50mm
sony_alpha_details_
gallery: sony_alpha_details_
Maxxum Dynax 7D Disassembled
gallery: Maxxum Dynax 7D Disassembled
vivitar_series_1_28mm_f19_on_maxxum_7d
gallery: vivitar_series_1_28mm_f19_on_maxxum_7d
24mm f/2.8 VFC  Variable Field Curvature Rokkor on Maxxum 7D
gallery: 24mm f/2.8 VFC Variable Field Curvature Rokkor on Maxxum 7D
Cine Lenses Used For Macro and Micro Photography on the Maxxum 7D and Sony Alpha 100
gallery: Cine Lenses Used For Macro and Micro Photography on the Maxxum 7D and Sony Alpha 100
maxxum_lens_owners_manuals
gallery: maxxum_lens_owners_manuals
inside_the_maxxum_af_1200_ringflash
gallery: inside_the_maxxum_af_1200_ringflash
Fast 135mm Lenses Samigon Soligor 135mm f/1.8 Adapted To the Minolta Maxxum 7D Sony Alpha 100 Not Zeiss Sonnar  T Mount  M42
gallery: Fast 135mm Lenses Samigon Soligor 135mm f/1.8 Adapted To the Minolta Maxxum 7D Sony Alpha 100 Not Zeiss Sonnar T Mount M42
XR Heligon 95mm f/1 On Maxxum 7D Alpha 100  Super Fast Lenses Adapted to DSLRs
gallery: XR Heligon 95mm f/1 On Maxxum 7D Alpha 100 Super Fast Lenses Adapted to DSLRs
A Digital View Camera Using The Maxxum 7D and Scheimpflug Principle
gallery: A Digital View Camera Using The Maxxum 7D and Scheimpflug Principle
mamiya_645_150mm_disassembly_and_repair
gallery: mamiya_645_150mm_disassembly_and_repair
mamiya_645_prism_repair
gallery: mamiya_645_prism_repair
inside_the_maxxum_7
gallery: inside_the_maxxum_7
Disassembly of Maxxum AF 28mm
gallery: Disassembly of Maxxum AF 28mm
A Modified Lenscap is Used to Provide Aperture Control for a Reversed Maxxum AF Lens
gallery: A Modified Lenscap is Used to Provide Aperture Control for a Reversed Maxxum AF Lens
58mm f/1.4 Rokkor Adapted to Minolta Maxxum Sony Alpha AF Mount
gallery: 58mm f/1.4 Rokkor Adapted to Minolta Maxxum Sony Alpha AF Mount
rolfs_stuff
gallery: rolfs_stuff
inside_the_minolta_a2
gallery: inside_the_minolta_a2
maxxum_7d_leather_thumb_pad
gallery: maxxum_7d_leather_thumb_pad
Vivitar 2X Macro Focusing Teleconverter on Maxxum 7D
gallery: Vivitar 2X Macro Focusing Teleconverter on Maxxum 7D
High speed Pinhole Using a Meniscus Lens in a Body Cap  Sony Alpha Konica Minolta Maxxum 7, 5
gallery: High speed Pinhole Using a Meniscus Lens in a Body Cap Sony Alpha Konica Minolta Maxxum 7, 5
yashica-kyocera_af
gallery: yashica-kyocera_af
twin_flash_and_macro_flash_adapters
gallery: twin_flash_and_macro_flash_adapters
Dissassembly and Repair of the 58mm Rokkor Lenses
gallery: Dissassembly and Repair of the 58mm Rokkor Lenses
photo_filters
gallery: photo_filters
Konica Minolta Sony Fiber Optic Macro Light System
gallery: Konica Minolta Sony Fiber Optic Macro Light System
Minolta Dimage 7Hi Modified for Infrared Photography
gallery: Minolta Dimage 7Hi Modified for Infrared Photography
Converted Zeiss Microscope
gallery: Converted Zeiss Microscope
Luminars, Photars, Summars, Tominons, Macro Tessars
gallery: Luminars, Photars, Summars, Tominons, Macro Tessars
konica_minolta_5d_7d_focus_screens_installation_and_modification
gallery: konica_minolta_5d_7d_focus_screens_installation_and_modification
Various Pancake Lenses Modified to Work on Minolta Sony Alpha Maxxum DSLRs
gallery: Various Pancake Lenses Modified to Work on Minolta Sony Alpha Maxxum DSLRs
Disassembly of the Maxxum 35-70mm f/4 for Repair
gallery: Disassembly of the Maxxum 35-70mm f/4 for Repair
Nikkors Converted to M42 Mount
gallery: Nikkors Converted to M42 Mount
macro_focusing_helicoids
gallery: macro_focusing_helicoids
historical_minolta_magazine_scans
gallery: historical_minolta_magazine_scans
Old Preset Lens vaned Iris Repair
gallery: Old Preset Lens "vaned" Iris Repair
sony_minolta_antishake_failure_
gallery: sony_minolta_antishake_failure_
lens_cap_modifications
gallery: lens_cap_modifications
85mm_f17_rokkor_converted_to_m42_mount_
gallery: 85mm_f17_rokkor_converted_to_m42_mount_
hyperfocal_distance_scale_for_konica_minolta_-_sony_18-70_zoom
gallery: hyperfocal_distance_scale_for_konica_minolta_-_sony_18-70_zoom
21mm_mc_rokkor_converted_to_sony-minolta_af_mount
gallery: 21mm_mc_rokkor_converted_to_sony-minolta_af_mount
Minolta Maxxum 5D Converted for Infrared Photography
gallery: Minolta Maxxum 5D Converted for Infrared Photography
Custom Lens Shades Hoods Caps Sony Alpha Minolta Maxxum
gallery: Custom Lens Shades Hoods Caps Sony Alpha Minolta Maxxum
Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter for M645 to M42 on Sony A900
gallery: Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter for M645 to M42 on Sony A900
sony_hvl-f20am_flash
gallery: sony_hvl-f20am_flash
T Mount RMS Macro Lens Turret
gallery: T Mount RMS Macro Lens Turret
olympus_focus_block
gallery: olympus_focus_block
OM Zuiko 8mm Circular Fisheye and Rokkor MD 16mm Converted to M42
gallery: OM Zuiko 8mm Circular Fisheye and Rokkor MD 16mm Converted to M42
Fungus Removal Sigma 400mm APO
gallery: Fungus Removal Sigma 400mm APO
Inside the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash
gallery: Inside the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash
sony_a900_technical
gallery: sony_a900_technical
An Olympus Mount Angenieux Converted to M42
gallery: An Olympus Mount Angenieux Converted to M42
Dis assembly of the Sony A100 and damage/failure of the SSS mechanism
gallery: Dis assembly of the Sony A100 and damage/failure of the SSS mechanism
70-200g
gallery: 70-200g
inside_sony_minolta_flash_units
gallery: inside_sony_minolta_flash_units
Mamiya RB67 Lenses on a DSLR
gallery: Mamiya RB67 Lenses on a DSLR
sony_hvl_3600_repairs
gallery: sony_hvl_3600_repairs
corroded_nex_3
gallery: corroded_nex_3