Wollensak Portrait Lens Series A

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by MikeK, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. MikeK

    MikeK Member

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    My son just picked up a Wollensak Portrait Lens Series A 6 1/2 X 8 1/2 on Ebay for a really good price and said enjoy Dad. Now that brought a lump to my throat.

    So while we are now anxiously waiting for this prize to arrive, has anyone used on of these lenses. Thinking I will stick in in front of my 5x7 Tachi.

    Here is the link to the lens.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15248&item=3870794864&rd=1

    - Mike
     
  2. JG Motamedi

    JG Motamedi Member

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    Hi Mike,

    If I recall correctly, the Wolly A-Series was renamed Vesta Portrait lens. Your lens is a Petzval type (four elements, two groups), and should still produce a very nice image. Nice and sharp in the center, with the edges descending into a beautiful swirly bokeh. The lens should work just fine on a 5x7, focus should be about 12". Nice gift!

    jason