Cooke Series II -Anastigmat lens-205mm.f4.5-13x18cm

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by borges62, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. borges62

    borges62 Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I've acquired this lens yesterday, and perhaps someone can help with the meaning of the indication that is near the f22 aperture engraving: "EXT 324 mm". There is two aperture marks, at max aperture, one is at 4.5 obviously, and the other at 8. I suppose this triplet is not convertible. This lens, as far I could discover, was optimized for portraits and in the lens rear element is written in french to unscrew it 3 turns to make it sharper.

    I've made several searches in different forum archives, at the article once published by View camera magazine and in Cooke's website , but nothing specific about this particular lens was found. Any more details about this lens would be appreciated . Thank you all.