Photo Post: Using Different Vintage Lenses on a Digital Sony A37

I started this series of photos last year during the first lockdown. One day, I was at a bit at a loss of something to do. Of course that didn’t last long as one of my photo friends suggested attaching some of my Helios lenses to my digital camera. Oh and why not try a reversing ring while you are at it? Sure, why not…I am sure I have one in a bag somewhere. Funnily, I found it that day, but I can’t find it now to take a photo 🙂 I will update this post when I finally find it.

I decided to use my Sony A37 as it has focus peaking which made things much easier.

The first lens I tried was a Helios 44-2 and the reversing ring. At that point of the year the weather was gorgeous and there were lots of flowers in the garden. Unlike now, as we have had one of the wettest May’s on record. I realise now I should have published this post last year as I seem to have sold this lens, oops….I hope the reversing ring wasn’t attached. Anyway, here are the photos.

Ooooh, I like them.

The next time I tried the 44M but attached with a regular M42 adapter…I still have that 🙂

These flowers are just coming out again now, a little later due to the cold weather.

Another wow, I loved the results. I decided to try another lens, a non-Helios, a Tamron Adaptall 35-80mm as it had macro capabilities. This lens is actually one of my all time favourites, it is so versatile and being an adaptall…it adapts to all.

Honestly, I like all three sets of photos. I am looking forward to the sun and flowers returning once England decides that summer does actually exist.

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