Beautiful Vintage Bausch & Lomb in Compound Shutter

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  1. jimgalli

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    If you're wishing for a 100 year old piece that is in a usable shutter, this lens is your baby.

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    Bausch & Lomb had some kind of arrangement with Deckel. I thought maybe they paid for licensing to produce the Compound shutters in USA but this one clearly states Made in Germany.

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    In any case, it is in superb usable running condition and all of the speeds sound spot on.
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    This is a Tessar Series 1c. That means it's the f4.5 version. It says it's a 5X8 lens, but that's conservative. It might just cover 8X10 and would surely cover 6.5X8.5 with some movements. Focal length is 8ΒΌ" according to the 1912 catalog.

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    It comes with a flange, and it is ready to make some beautiful photographs. I've got a couple around here if I can find them. It is a pleasure to use. $265 + shipping