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    Oops, I did it again....

    I still insist that I don't collect cameras. Or lenses. And then I couldn't let this one go without putting in a bid...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MEWN:IT

    From what I can find out, it was made between 1898 and 1904. Der Herr Doktor Hans Schmidt, in "Photografisches Hilfsbuch für ernste Arbeit" (Berlin 1910), reports a total angle of illumination of 100 degrees - which for this 15cm lens (source: Dr. Schmidt again) should just about cover the 18x24cm film format of my equally ancient German folding camera.


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    Ole gloat away it's booooooooootiful

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    Oh Lordy, Britney's on tour and using a pseudonym...!

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    What?! No photographs with it yet?

    Non-collect away, Ole. What good is life if you don't enjoy the trip.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    I still insist that I don't collect cameras. Or lenses. And then I couldn't let this one go without putting in a bid...
    As I try to convince my wife, It's not collecting if you actually use it (even if only once) .

    Jon

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    Received it today - or rather it was here when I came back from my weekend drive across Norway.

    The lens is even more beautiful than I thought. Absolutely spotless - both brass and glass! One surprise: There's no threaded mounting flange - the end of the barrel flares out, and has holes for mounting directly to the lensboard! Which means (for a number of strange reasons) that I can't put it on my 18x24cm camera after all. Well, I'm sure I'll find some kind of solution!
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    A good solution would be to attach it to my new ( old ) camera. I know what you mean ole. When I got that old brass lens complete with full set of waterhouse stops, I was amazed. It's nice to know that some of those lenses were well cherished and lovingly taken care of. I've got two, and would love to find a third in a telephoto, but the cameras lens board would be too flimsy to handle a big lens.

    Question Ole, what do you do about a mounting flange/ ring? Mine has none. Remember I need guidance when it comes to lenses.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    Received it today - or rather it was here when I came back from my weekend drive across Norway.

    The lens is even more beautiful than I thought. Absolutely spotless - both brass and glass! One surprise: There's no threaded mounting flange - the end of the barrel flares out, and has holes for mounting directly to the lensboard! Which means (for a number of strange reasons) that I can't put it on my 18x24cm camera after all. Well, I'm sure I'll find some kind of solution!
    Non Digital Diva

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    Question Ole, what do you do about a mounting flange/ ring? Mine has none. Remember I need guidance when it comes to lenses.
    This one has a "built-in" mounting flange - it's part of the barrel. The screw-hole can be reached through the largest hole in the aperture ring (!), so mounting is not the problem.

    My problem with mounting this is that my old camera has slide-out lensboards, so there can be nothing permanently mounted that goes behind the lensboard. Also there's only about 5mm space when the camera is folded, which excludes most lenses...

    I have "accumulated" a few old mounting flanges. Most of them don't fit on any of my lenses, needless to say. Sometimes you can get lucky by asking a third-generation photographer (dangerous: You could end up with granddaddy's darkroom!). If all else fails, there's always S.K. Grimes.

    BTW: I have a Compur repair manual, which includes the dimensions of many old shutters. If it's Compur or Compound, I can find the correct dimension!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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