Canon 5DmkII Outfitted with a 100 Year Old Lens

This bizarre looking lens is an antique 1908 Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat lens screwed onto a new Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. The resulting photos look like something that would take you a long time in Photoshop to get that “old timey” look. Here’s a few NYC shots:

Timur Civan is man behind this lens and he would have taken more pictures if he wasn’t continually stopped by people asking him about his lens (maybe if he had a Cloak Bag, he’d do better). It took 6 hours of angle grinding and retrofitting to get the old film lens to fit on the new digital camera but the results are solid.

cinema 5d (more pics there too) via gizmodo