Recently, my mate John has acquired a stash of old camera gear including a Nikon F2, an Asahi Pentax, a Mamiya Press 6×9 and a Konica T3. He’s been getting bored with conventional digital photography and has developed great enthusiasm in shaking the dust off the mechanisms of these antiquities.
The T3 has a Kenko fisheye lens that screws into the front of the Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 lens. We decided to take it for a walk through the streets of Melbourne. Attached to the 40mm lens, the 180 degree angle of view creates a circular image on film, covering the metering needle seen through the viewfinder. We had a handheld meter to combat this.
We shot with the 40mm Hexanon lens wide open and used the aperture scale on the fisheye lens with f/5.6 being as wide as we could get at this focal length.The negative film used was extremely expired Fuji Superia Xtra 800. Shown below are some of the funky shots I managed.