Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,742   Posts: 1,515,595   Online: 957
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Nikki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Las Vegas, Nevada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    60

    I bought it, Its Huge but is it any good?

    Dear Large Format Gurus,

    I purchased a marvelous looking lens. Marvelous to my neophyte eyes, that is but I defer to y'all. Please see link and let me know if I bought a lemon would ya?

    Wollensak

    Nikki

  2. #2
    blaze-on's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,432
    Images
    61
    I'm sure the lens experts wil chime in soon, but in my opinion, if it covers 8x10 and the shutter works, for $45 it's a great lens...

    You have an 8x10 or LF to try it on?
    Matt's Photo Site
    "I invent nothing, I rediscover". Auguste Rodin

  3. #3
    David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    17,135
    Images
    20
    Hard to say, but if it's a decent copy of the Goerz double anastigmat, you may have found a good bargain. In any case, you didn't pay too much for it, so if the shutter works, and it's an interesting lens, you haven't lost anything.

    It looks like it has US stops, rather than the more common f:stops that we use today. If you search for "u.s. stops" here, I think someone's posted a conversion chart.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

  4. #4
    Nikki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Las Vegas, Nevada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by blaze-on
    I'm sure the lens experts wil chime in soon, but in my opinion, if it covers 8x10 and the shutter works, for $45 it's a great lens...

    You have an 8x10 or LF to try it on?
    Not yet but I have my eye on one.

  5. #5
    Nikki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Las Vegas, Nevada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Hard to say, but if it's a decent copy of the Goerz double anastigmat, you may have found a good bargain. In any case, you didn't pay too much for it, so if the shutter works, and it's an interesting lens, you haven't lost anything.

    It looks like it has US stops, rather than the more common f:stops that we use today. If you search for "u.s. stops" here, I think someone's posted a conversion chart.

    The shutter works and the glass looks pretty good. So I am very optimistic. Now I just need to find a great deal on a beginner 8x10 camera.
    More ebay in my future I think.

    Thanks for the info.

    Nikki

  6. #6
    MattCarey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,303
    Images
    31
    Let's see-get the lens, now you have an excuse to buy the camera?

    Wait, that was me!

    Matt

  7. #7
    David H. Bebbington's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    East Kent, United Kingdom
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,364
    Images
    36
    A working lens for that price can't be bad. US (Universal System) stops double in value numerically for each smaller stop:

    US4 = f8, US8 = f11, US16 = f16, US32 = f22, US64 = f32, US128 = f45, US256 = f64
    Last edited by David H. Bebbington; 09-07-2005 at 08:09 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  8. #8
    Ole
    Ole is offline
    Ole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Bergen, Norway
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    9,280
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    31
    All big old lenses are usable. Some are only usable as doorstops or letterpresses, but they are all usable.

    That's what I tell myself after discovering the 500mm f:5.5 Schneider Aerotar is too big to fit on the 12x16" camera...
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
    Norway

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wi
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    3,242
    I have a suggesstion:

    Take some photos with it and tell us whether or not it is a lemon. There are at least 2 issues.
    How good the lens was when released into commerce
    How good it is now that it is at least a teenager
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

  10. #10
    laz
    laz is offline
    laz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley (NY)
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,118
    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki
    Now I just need to find a great deal on a beginner 8x10 camera.
    More ebay in my future I think.
    Nikki
    Have you thought of posting a WTB (Want To Buy) here on AUPG? I did when looking for a beginner 8x10 and not only did I get a wonderful camera at a fair price, but with it came years of experience from the APUG community and a seller who sticks around after the sale to consult if needed. And if it matters to you, it mattered to me, the seller can give 3% to AUPG instead of infated fees to e-pay!
    -Bob

    oh, you can also ask advice about purchases such as your lens before you buy.

    ---end of commercial, we now return you to your regularly scheduled program---

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin