More ROKUNAR 80-200mm

LOL, every time I use this lens I have to laugh I’ve spent alot of money on len’es. But this is such a cool lens to use, and the pictures I get from it, I truly love. Not bad for a 3$ lens So go find some cheap lens…


Sigma 28 – 70 f3.5

Here is another 5$ Lens I got off ebay and adapted it to work on my Nikon D5100. This is a Sigma 28 – 70mm f3.5 in the picture below you can see where I glued the rear lens cap to a body cap. so I can use it in my Nikon. When the lens was manufactured by Sigma it was design to work on a Minolta I believe. One of the things I look for when buying a lens off of a place like ebay is to see if they have the rear cap for the lens. So I can adapt it to my Nikon.

This is a caffenol negative. That I took a picture with this lens.

Caffenol C / Lomography

My second attempt to develop film using Caffenol C, I used my Contina Camera that I got off ebay for 5$. This camera has a Lomography feel and look to it. I used a different formula then the first time I tried to develop black and white film using coffee. This time the film came out much better then the first time I tried it. A deeper darker grain. I did let it just stand develop for 3 min after agitating for 9 min, The first time I just developed it for 9 min with no standing.

1950s Zeiss Ikon Contina Vintage Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera 526/24 45mm Novar

Film I used.

Kodak 100 Tmax

Caffenol-C film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder ¼ tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)

Developing time.
9 min agitate 3 times every min
3 min stand
Stop with room temp water.


Let solution stand for about 5 minutes

I use Iford rapid fixer

Flushed with room temp water 3 times
final flush water with automatic dish-washing liquid.
8oz water with 1 tsp dish-washing liquid

I use a traditional stainless steel tank.

Argus C4 f/2.8 50mm Coated Cintar Lens

I got a Argus C4 that was produced in the 1950’s off of ebay for 6$ when I received it the shutter was broken so the camera did not work. but it had a very clear f/2.8 50mm Coated Cintar lens. So I drilled a hole in a body cap to my Nikon D50 and attached the lens.. It makes a very soft blur macro lens I kinda like, Definitely something fun to play with. I think I’m going to get a bellow for it to see how it preforms.. Here are some of the photos I took and adjusted in Photoshop..