Robert Benson loves his Leica glass – and you and I both know that many times, it isn't the body that makes the shot (tho I also believe the Canon EOS 5D Mark II sensor creates some beautiful images) and Robert has Leica lenses he loves, but he also loves his Canon EOS 5D Mark II – so why not combine the two?
We've also shown you other Canon EOS 5D Mark II hacks
- Vintage lens alert! 110 year old lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Adding a Zeiss NETTAR 1949 to a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 60 years later
- What do you get when you put a 102 year old lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II?
so why just make one? Well, Robert is offering to do the same thing for you – for a mere $2950!
Robert Benson's Leica Hack
I modify 5dmk2 cameras and turn them into Leicas. But why? Here’s a little background: I have this $6500 exotic Noctilux 50mm f1 Leica lens, and didn’t have a camera to put it on. Couldn’t afford the M9 at the time, and wasn’t sure I wanted to afford it, so I decided to cut into a Canon 5dmk2 and modify it to accept Leica M lenses; all of them. I can do this modification for you. Currently, Leica M lenses only fit on one full frame camera in the world, the Leica M9.
Robert has provided a couple of samples – but he's also letting you download full size images on his page
What do you think?
Are you sending Robert some cash to buy one?
[source: Saw this originally on PetaPixel]
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)