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    imho those ones suggesting to try them out are giving the best advice.
    I support that in general terms they should follow the "German school" in design and I could add that the French tradition in glass was at least on a par with other EU countries of the time (UK, Germany, Italy and Czech comes to mind...). Consider that photo and movie industry were born and first grown in France...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Angenieux once was a leading company concerning lens design.
    True. Didn't Angenieux pioneer retrofocus short focal length lenses?

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    Yes.

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    Thanks for all the comments and input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Yes.
    Nope, TTH seems to have been first, with lenses for the Technicolor camera, a very special application. These lenses occasionally surface on, e.g., eBay.

    Angenieux came up with the snappy name retrofocus, offered 'em for general use, was probably the first to take the idea to relatively mass production.

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    Angenieux filed their patent in 1950. I have not yet found and earlier one by Cooke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Angenieux filed their patent in 1950. I have not yet found and earlier one by Cooke.
    So?

    The VM says

    Inverted Tele f2.0 35mm for Technicolor 3-strip cameras, this was developed by H.W.Lee in 1931 using a 6-
    glass OPIC type behind a uncemented negative front pair to give increased back focus to clear the beam
    splitter of the camera. (Tay023). Merte draws a version with the front glasses un-cemented (Brit Pat. 355,452)
    The glass used was G1= 1.6510/33.7;G2=1.6135/59.4; G3=1.5730/57.3; G4= 1.6135/59.4; G5= 1.6120/38.0;
    G6= 1.5790/40.4; G7= 1.6235/56.3; G8= 1.5730/57.3. This design was unique then and was not in
    competition till after WW2. Possibly the size of the front glasses involved was off- putting, as was the small
    demand for lenses for 24x36 SLR's.[P.C. Smethurst says it was Warmisham who designed it but this may be
    an understandable memory lapse in an old man who was never able to check his draft. He also says it was a
    50mm lens, with a front component a foot square and some 15in in front of the lens.
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    "Technicolor lenses" This process used only TTH lenses in a 1936 advert.(B.J.A. p55)
    TTH patents of the '30s are hard to find. Many were patented by designers generally understood to have worked for TTH, e.g., Warmisham, for the firm Kapella. I've never understood the relationship between TTH and Kapella.
    Last edited by Dan Fromm; 05-31-2013 at 05:20 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    The Exakta mounted lenses are a bargin, IMHO
    The wides are nothing special, but the teles have a distinctive look
    Be careful with flare, though

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