Salvaging Old Camcorders
While out and about, I stumbled into some great finds in the ewaste bins! I found a 19in Philips LCD TV and (2) late 1980's camcorders. I'll post a fix it guide for the LCD TV shortly, but for now, Lets focus on salvaging those camcorders!
I found a canon and a Ricoh camcorder, both which use HI-8. the Canon is apparently Canon's first in-house built camcorder.
As you can see, these lenses are still very usable. What is even nicer is that they both have dedicated focus rings. Thus, the lenses are not entirely automated, which makes them more useful adapting to another camera or sensor.