Ektar 152

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  1. don sigl

    don sigl Member

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    I recently purchased an Ektar 152mm f4.5 in a supermatic shutter on ebay. I did some research, and it seemed like a good deal at $99.00. But I would like to get opinions from the group on this lens. The serial number indicates that it was made in 1947. I plan to use it with 4x5 for landscapes. Probably on a Crown Graphic, and maybe on my Zone VI field.

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  2. reellis67

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    I have one of those too. It's a decent lens, nothing overly exciting, but a solid worker bee. I would expect it to do a fine job for most uses in 4x5 - mine does.

    - Randy
     
  3. MarkS

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    A fine lens. Modern multi-coated optics will have more contrast; at working apertures resolution numbers will be very close. If the glass is clean and the shutter works right you got a bargain.
     
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    Ektar 152mm

    Try mating this lens with Polaroid T55 film and watch the magic begin. I have some incredible images from this combo...
    Best, Peter
     
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    $99 is a good price for that lens (assuming good condition).

    I have seen them on mpex.com for $150, and I have seen them sold in the classifieds here for $150.

    Matt
     
  6. MichaelHarris

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    I have one also, it's a very nice lens. Mine is older but turns out some nice results.