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    Aero Ektar 12 inch 2.5 305mm

    Crazy fast lens you can't stop down:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Kodak-Aero-...ZCamera_Lenses
    auction ends in a few hours. Had to say "No, you don't need that lens and you won't really use it." quite a few times.

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    Apparently, it is not just the lens, but a whole 4x5 fixed-lens camera. It is a cool setup. I may steal the idea for my 1850 Voigtlander lens.
    2F/2F

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    These come up fairly often as lens only - a couple in the last week in fact. I've been trying the "you don't need it and won't use it" line a lot lately, with varying amounts of success.

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    I've got one of these lenses, with aperture, and am attempting to rig it in a way to use on a 5x7 Graflex SLR. Not the lightest camera when done, but at maximum aperture it could make the world a fun place to see on 5x7.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinholemaster View Post
    I've got one of these lenses, with aperture, and am attempting to rig it in a way to use on a 5x7 Graflex SLR. Not the lightest camera when done, but at maximum aperture it could make the world a fun place to see on 5x7.
    Interesting - I thought this only barely covered 4x5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbannow View Post
    Interesting - I thought this only barely covered 4x5?
    The 178/2.5 covers 5x5. That one covers 9x9. That's from the front of the lens, they may cover more if you stop them down.
    I've just managed to put together a 178mm aero ektar and a speed graphic for about $250 total. Haven't even taken photos with it yet.

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    my comment is not relevant anymore, my quote has been stolen long time ago ...
    Last edited by geneacom; 05-14-2009 at 02:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    Also check out my APUG Portfolio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham06 View Post
    The 178/2.5 covers 5x5. ....
    I've just managed to put together a 178mm aero ektar and a speed graphic for about $250 total. Haven't even taken photos with it yet.
    You should try this lens, it's wonderful. I also just bought one and mounted it on a 4x5" Crown Graphic. Because there is no focal plane shutter in the CG, I am using a simple large shutter in front of the lens. According to my first test it looks OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneacom View Post


    ??
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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