Wollensak 65mm f6.8 Raptar,
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.
Covers 3-1/4 x 4-1/4
The Camera Eccentric web site has many catalog scans literally from A to Z. Go to cameraeccentric.com, then click on Information in the top banner.
i searched a little too ... things in the wollensak catalogs for f6.3 but no t6.8
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 ? ) ...
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 !!
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 ...
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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