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    Another 8X10 lens for the "never Sell" list...

    The other day I bought an entire camera to get a lens that I'd not seen before. It's a Wollensak Ex. WA f12.5 6 1/2 X 8 1/2 lens. The 8X10 159mm version is common as dirt but the smaller size is unusual. I checked my 1936 Wolly catalog and according to them, it covers 8X10 at smaller apertures. It's a diminutive 135mm lens in a Betax 3 shutter. So yesterday I seized opportunity and set off through Nevada's out back. I used it just once (I'm a poor wide angle man). At about 24" away from an early '50's Packard Clipper, I basically got the entire car in with some purposeful distortions for effect. Souped the Ektapan last evening and had a critical look this AM. In EV 16 glaring desert sun with chrome glinting, that little lens performed stunningly. I could select a 6X7cm area out of that neg most anywhere and make a 16X20 enlargement that would hold up perfectly.
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    good story....Jim you gotta be careful sneaking up on old Packards like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten
    good story....Jim you gotta be careful sneaking up on old Packards like that!
    This one's been slumbering in the weeds for some time...


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    Great image Jim. I love it.
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    Nice shot Jim, by the way nice scoop on the heliar. I almost hit the button on that one.

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    Beautiful Jim.

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    how much did you say you wanted for that lens?

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    Thanks all. A vote from a chrome only guy! Cool. Read my lips Dave Did your 'stigmat come. I used mine on the 12X20 same day. Have movements galore with that little lens. And it's sharp as all get out too.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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