Trioplan 42cm f3.8 Variable Soft Focus Lens

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  1. Ugo Dap

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    ...It is not a portrait Trioplan, it is not a normal Trioplan, it is not Universal Heliar but it looks like it s giant brother.. What is this lens?

    Boxed in a beautiful black box just like an old hat.
     

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  2. gandolfi

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    hi ugo.

    no replies?

    try here:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=8&order=desc

    and by the way; a member there (maybe also here?) is making a series of articles about soft focus lenses..

    Try and contact him.

    he calls him self "CC Harrison"

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=58637&highlight=harrison

    3 articles so far:

    http://antiquecameras.net/softfocuslenses.html

    http://antiquecameras.net/softfocuslenses2.html

    http://antiquecameras.net/softfocuslenses3.html

    I think he will be very interested in your baby. If not, then send it to me...:wink:
     
  3. Ugo Dap

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    :wink: thank you.

    I will try with Mr CC Harison.

    ps. Our invitation is still open!
     
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    thanks
     
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    I sent Ugo an Email.

    The Portrait Trioplan and apparently the "regular" Trioplan were sold with an option to add the Soft Focus Feature (element rotation) in the mid-1930's. Fairly uncommon item and was fairly expensive for what was typically an inexpensive lens.

    1936 ad attached.

    Dan
     

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  6. gandolfi

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    that's the one.

    Thanks Dan.
     
  7. Ugo Dap

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    Thank you Dan!