Wollensak 65mm f6.8 Raptar,

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  1. vysk

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    Can anyone tell me or point me to information on the Wollensak 65mm f6.8 Raptar, in regards to performance, and specifications?

    Google isn't turning up anything.

    ....Vick
     
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    hi vick

    i searched a little too ... things in the wollensak catalogs for f6.3 but no t6.8
    http://cameraeccentric.com/html/info/wollensak_2.html
    from what i remember some of the wollensak 65's were for MF cameras, and do not cover
    a 4x5 sheet ( dim corners ? ) and some say they do ( quality control issues ? or different definitions of what "covers" means? )
    but others have suggested that they ( 65mm raptar / optars ) are similar to the 65mm angulons
    and cover a 4x5 sheet ( illuminate + dim corners ? ) ...
    http://www.graflex.org/helpboard/viewtopic.php?t=6306&sid=169c6394881a0c9d7d03cdad451d0811

    dan fromm,
    one of the posters at the graflex.org thread might be able to give you his take on the lens,
    he is a poster here too ( and largeformatphotography.info as well ) ...

    good luck !!

    john

    ps. i bit the bullet and got a used 65mm super angulon a few years ago, too many different variables in finding a cheap / inexpensive lens
    that would do what i needed it to do ...
     
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    in the catalog that Steve linked in his post on catalog page 53, 8th page in the posted catalog pages, it states the 65mm f6.8 is for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the 90mm f6.8 is for 4x5. Wollensak did not publish much technical data on their lens.
     
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    Thanks all