TAYLOR 150mm f4.5 - what is this lense ?

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  1. Sergey_Shablovsky

    Sergey_Shablovsky Member

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    Hello everybody!

    What is TAYLOR 150mm f4.5 enlager lense? (or may be TAYON - trought mistake in eBay lot description)
     
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    Sounds like Taylor Hobson, the British opitics company. Probably 1950s or 60s, maybe? Quite good optics in their day but quite old, now, I expect.

    There are a few here for sale to give you an idea of price:

    http://www.mrcad.co.uk/shop/home.php?cat=802

    Steve
     
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    I have a Taylor 75mm F3.5 lens. It also has the name "Tayon" on it. I have used it for midformat printing with good results. Mine is an e bay purchase so no additional info.
     
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    And what You says about x8-x10 magnification from 6x6 negs? What is result ? Are this lense sharp (as Nikon) or picture view similar to Leitz Focotar?