I thought some more about adapting LF lenses to Nikon, have decided to give it a try.
Suggested approach for experimenting:
- Get a cheap F-mount bellows, they are as low as $25.
- make a hole in a Nikon body cap to fit a Copal 0 shutter.
- Mount lens.
I have two lenses that should work (small rear element): Apo-Symmar 100/5.6 and Digitar 120/5.6.
I want to do this partly to see how well these lenses would perform on a D810 sensor, and also for the prospect of using lenses with apochromatic performance.
- I also have a 47 SAXL and a 65 SA - these are wideangle lenses so the rear element is too large to fit into the F mount diameter. Possibly the front standard can be modified, and the bellows replaced with a bag bellows to handle wideangle lenses.
- There's really no need for the Copal shutter so a plain lens barrel could replace the shutter, if I can find one.
- Maybe there's a good way to mount my Nikon onto my Ebony SW23 baby view camera. Also a possible way forward - I just need a 6x9cm rear plate with a Nikon lens bayonet.
If this all works out then a possibility is to get a Nikon PB-4 bellows to get front shift and swing movements. But that's much more of an investment.