This time I review the projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6.
I was fascinated by the fun of projector lenses and bought a variety of lenses on ebay.
This lens was the lens that came with the Astro-Kino-Color projector lens to be reviewed next.
However, when I used it, the photo taken with this lens was an interesting one created by Swirly Bokeh.
- 1 The Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 was a lens attached to the Agfa Movector 8 or 16.
- 2 I removed the mold of Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6.
- 3 How to install the projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 on the camera?
- 4 Photo Samples with Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 attached to SONY NEX-5R
- 5 Projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 Review Summary
The Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 was a lens attached to the Agfa Movector 8 or 16.
I investigated what this lens was, but I couldn’t find any information on the Japanese website.
I noticed on the English site that this was the projector lens that came with Agfa Movector 8 or 16.
I thought Agfa was the only filmmaker. I learned that Agfa was also making camera equipment.
According to the link to the second image, the projector Agfa Movector Super16 was released in 1935.
I removed the mold of Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6.
This projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 had mold.
When I tried to disassemble this lens to remove mold inside the lens, it was easy to disassemble. After turning the nameplate screw, I was able to remove the lens.
How to install the projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 on the camera?
I wondered how to install the Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 on the camera.
For smaller diameters than M52, it is easy to attach to the M52-M42 helicoid adapter. I purchased the following parts and installed this projector lens on the camera.
- 49mm-34mm step down ring
- 52mm-49mm step down ring
- M52-M42 helicoid adapter
- M42-NEX thin mount adapter
Since the lens diameter was slightly larger than 34mm, I scraped the inside of the 49mm-34mm step down ring a little.
When attached to an SLR camera with the M42 mount, it becomes a macro lens. M42-NEX thin mount adapter solves that problem.
Photo Samples with Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 attached to SONY NEX-5R
I first tried shooting in the room with this lens. We used SONY NEX-5R as the camera body. This is a mirrorless camera equipped with an APS-C size sensor.
The photo had mechanical vignetting.
I initially thought that this projector lens was the only feature of the Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6.
So I was surprised to use this lens outside.
Very amazing Swirly Bokeh has been created. This Swirly Bokeh surpasses Helios 44-2 and any other lens! Lol
It may surpass Lomography Petzval, a high-end lens!
You can know the amount of this swirly bokeh by looking at the point light source.
The resolution in the center of the photo appears to be high.
I use this lens with a SONY mirrorless camera, so I can take pictures at infinity.
Projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6 Review Summary
This time, I reviewed Projector lens Agfa Lucellar IIIa 5cm F1.6.
This lens was a projector lens I got with another lens bonus. By installing the mount, I was able to use it with a SONY mirrorless camera.
At first, I thought that only the vignette was a feature, but it was not only that, it was also a feature that created a very large Swirly Bokeh. This may be used as an alternative lens for Helios 44-2 or perhaps Petzval.
The attempt to use a projector lens as a camera lens is a lot of fun.
Thank you for reading to the end.