Galli Garage Sale! Petzval's! ULF! Antique Bokeh! #4

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by jimgalli, May 10, 2010.

  1. jimgalli

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    Next on the chopping block as I try to replenish my depleted money coffers; an incredibly rare Cooke lens. The only one I've ever seen in fact.

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    30CM Cooke Apotal Process lens. One of earths sharpest lenses. Unlike any of the previous iterations of Cooke's, this lens is a Tessar. Go ahead and take that bet that Cooke never ever made a Tessar, and you can win it with the APOTAL.

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    Features something I wish more lenses had. A scale in mm that tells you where your aperture is at. So if you've got a table top image going and the bellows is at 640 mm, you know with no further calcs that a 10mm aperture will give you an effective f64. Cool.

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    Coated and awesome. If you try hard enough with a penlight you can find a sleak or 2 on the rear light. No loss, simply a must mention I suppose.

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    What's it worth? $225.00 + shipping.