I've been shooting a similar lens (I'm guessing the focal length is somewhere in the 12"-14" range), a Seneca Portrait 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, F5, which sure seems like the Wolly Vesta. BTW - if yours is truly a Vesta copy, it is also a convertible - use the rear element alone and I think you'll be somewhere around an 18" f11.
Interesting, as soon as i get a converter lensboard (6x6 to 4x4) i will check it out. Don't have bellows enough otherwise to check it.
Does coverage change using the rear element alone?
Thanks for the tip.
coverage should increase substantially.
Originally Posted by JLP
12" f/5.6 version
Old thread, but I found a slightly longer version of this Conley Portrait lens. It should be interesting to try. I have a 7" Busch Petzval, a 8.25" Heliar and a 9.5" Velostigmat II but no portrait lens in this length.
Has anyone had more experience in the last couple of years since this thread was started?