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    Rodenstock APO-Rodagon 50mm f/2.8 but no "N"

    I recently got a Rodenstock APO Radagon 50/2.8 but have some questions about it. The lens appears to have never been use but was in case marked Rodagon 50mm f1:4,0 on it. However, there is a red sticker on it saying, "Neu - mit Vowahlblende New with preset aperture."

    It's serial number is 1063xxxx.

    What have I got here? An APO-Radagn that is early production and missing the "N" or something else? I've checked Butzi's site and don't see any APO's with out the 'N.'

    What is this strange beast?

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    What are the markings on the lens ? The box could be swapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archphoto View Post
    What are the markings on the lens ? The box could be swapped.

    Peter
    The markings on the lens are "Apo-Rodagon 1:2,8 f=50mm Lens Made in Germany, 1063xxxx Rodenstock"
    Last edited by johnastovall; 07-10-2009 at 03:49 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    The N stands for new. Hence the lens you have is a slightly older version, a very able enlarger lens nonetheless...

    Jaap Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    The markings on the lens are "Apo-Rodagon 1:2,8 f=50mm Lens Made in Germany, 1063xxxx Rodenstock"
    Serial Number 1063xxxx means it was made 1985 ~ ish

    Martin



 

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