Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 68,692   Posts: 1,482,413   Online: 679
      
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Prontor SVS

  1. #1
    PRB
    PRB is offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    22

    Prontor SVS

    Hi,

    I'm searching for a lens (135mm or so) for a Super Speed Graphic. I have been offered two. One is an immaculate Prontor SVS lens that came off came off a Polariod Pathfinder 110A. The other is the Rodenstock Optar, the 135mm that originally came with the camera. The Optar is not as pretty as the Prontor, but it is accurate and in good working order. Both are priced at $100. Pros and Cons? Help appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Paul

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Montgomery, Il/USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,822
    Paul,
    Someone will probably confirm this but I don't think the lens from the Polaroid will cover 4X5
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

  3. #3
    noseoil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Tucson
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,898
    Images
    17
    The 110 lens almost covers 5x7. Ria uses it on her 5x7 and it barely shows at the corners. The Prontor shutter may have some issues at the slow speed settings. $100 seems steep to me for the shutter, the cameras go for less than this at a flea market, but who knows? Make sure it works at all speeds! It can be warmed up in your car if low speeds are not working, but the lens itself is very good and will provide some movements on 4x5. tim

  4. #4
    cdholden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    720
    I once had a Color-Skopar in a Prontor SVS on the front of a Bessa I 6x9 folder. It was reliable and included a self-timer for the rare instances I wanted to be in the photo.
    Chris

  5. #5
    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
    As the previous replies avoid mentioning, the Prontor SVS is a shutter, not a lens. It is impossible to say anything about the lens without knowing what it is. The shutter should be fine, though...
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
    Norway

  6. #6
    Mike Kovacs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    274
    Indeed a shutter - if there is any question of the Prontor, people should feel comfortable that Copal is a (cheaper) Japanese copy of the German Prontor design.

    The Prontors are good shutters - I do find them in need of service more than Compurs due to the types of lubricants they used in them back in the day. Once serviced, most run like champs.
    If it says Zeiss or Rollei, the answer is YES!
    My Flickr Gallery



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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