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.