Antique 4X5 Soft Focus in Shutter! Achromatic Meniscus lens 130mm f5.5

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  1. jimgalli

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    You guys with 4X5's that want to dabble in Soft Focus, but don't want to spend $2300 for a Pinkham & Smith lens, and wish there was something in a shutter instead of all these old barrel lenses . . .

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    Here's an antique entry level lens from a 95 year old Post Card size folder that has been re-fitted to a newer Betax shutter that allows it to work "uncorked".

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    This is basically the equivalent of the famous "kodak Portrait" lenses, except in 2/5ths size. This is 130mm f5.5

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    Wide open it is very soft! As you stop down you'll see the image firming up, and by f16, it's a sharp lens!

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    Take a look at the Galli Style page to get some ideas of what you can do in Soft Focus. This will be a lot of fun for someone. $225 includes shipping in USA
     
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    I even want this ... And I don't shoot 4x5!!
     
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    Ooh, beautiful...
     
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    Thanks for the very kind comments! This one sold already! :D:D

    I'll make these up from time to time though when I can find the parts. So let me know if you'd like one.