Reader showcase: Using a Sony NEX as a digital back on an antique camera

No pun intended, but this is old news. 😉

Multiple such projects have been discussed before in DPReview forums, and the DIY forum really doesn’t provide any better mechanism for giving details of such projects or browsing them — a well-indexed DIY user article mechanism would make more sense than a DIY forum. DIY instructions are either omitted or posted at other sites — as I’ve been doing for years, mostly in the Sony NEX forum. For example, here are two 2012 Instructables, both introduced in the NEX forum, explaining how I made a mount for my NEX-5 to be used as a digital back on an old 4×5 ( ) and how to make custom lensboards including one that can take SLR lenses ( ).

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