9 1/2" Lancaster Achromatic Meniscus in Ilex 4 Shutter

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    This is a Lancaster Landscape Meniscus 9 1/2" that has been mounted nicely in an Ilex 4 shutter.

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    None of the original barrel or script remains, so the Lancaster name is lost. It was destroyed accidentally in a lathe trying to mount the lens in the original barrel. So no Lancaster provenance beyond my good word.

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    The Ilex 4 is running great. A little fast at 1 sec. which is the nature of these beasties. Very easy to use this lens and superb soft focus results. You can see a good size ding in the glass. It doesn't hurt the performance at all.

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    This covers 8X10 and I'll include an image made with it on the 8X10 in the next post. But where this would really be most superb is as a 4X5 portrait lens. Gorgeous!

    In it $285, and that's what I need to get. $285
     
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    Here's an image done on 8X10 with this lens. Stewart Indian School, Carson City, NV.

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    Also note the original TR cells are included. They came with the shutter. They have sort of a botched repair job with bubbles, but in use are at least as sharp as any other TR set I've ever used. Very sharp.

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    hello,

    Perhaps a pic of the front of the shutter. The largest I use is an Ilex #5 and am not familiar the the Compound.

    Regards, Bogdan
     
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    Added above. Thanks.
     
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    If I didn't allready have one...

    Just a recommadation - this is a bargin I think - I love mine to bits!

    attached on of my images made with a similar lens (9x12cm)
     

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    Thanks Emil!

    Lots of value here! Convertible TR plus excellent soft focus.
     
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