Camera Geekery: Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics

We are very proud to announce that JCH has partnered up with Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics from the U.K. to start selling their fantastic lens conversions. They will be available in limited amounts directly on the site here. We are now the official distributor for Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics in the Asia region.


If you are not familiar with Skyllaney’s work, then let this be your introduction. Based in the U.K. They work to produce the highest quality lens conversions, using their own machined parts from either brass or aerospace aluminium. Think of them as the MS Optics of the U.K. The goal is that the converted lens lasts decades without needing a service. They have their own machine shop so they can make every part they need in house.

In their own words “Our goal is to become a designer and manufacturer of limited-edition boutique lenses in Europe, but also servicing customers beyond the European market with our repair, conversion, servicing and custom engineering/fabrication abilities”.


With a strong focus on Zeiss glass, Skyllaney has been busily converting classic lenses to be used on Leica rangefinders. They have gained a bit of a cult reputation for extremely high quality conversions using famed lenses. Skyllaney have also announced they will be producing their own lens in the next year, the Bertele 50mm Sonnar, a modern recreation of a classic Sonnar lens designed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele. We hope to have the Bertele lens available for our customers in 2021.


Each lens comes with a guarantee card with all of the lens performance information included. These are without a doubt the highest quality conversions I have ever seen and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
We have a few Skyllaney lenses available directly through the website now. There are only limited amounts at this time but we will have more in the future. We will also be offering a conversion service through Skyllaney directly through the site in the future.
You can see the items available now on this page.
If you are interested to know more about conversions and custom orders of Skyllaney lenses please check the conversion page for more details.
We are very much looking forward to working with Skyllaney to produce some special lenses in the future. Let’s hope 2021 brings us some really cool new glass.