Hugo Meyer 5¼" (135mm) Wide Angle Aristostigmat coverage
I tried asking on the LFP forum but had no luck.
I picked up a 5¼"/135mm f9 Meyer WA Aristosigmay yesterday very cheap £20 ($31) in a Dial set Compur with 2 aperture scales as it will split. Optically it's excellent and the shutter's accurate but has quite worn paintwork. It came from a clear out of items left over from a camera repair shop which had closed, the shutter has a new cable relaese socket and it may well have been repaired and never collected.
Meyer's 1927 advert claims it covers 6½"x8" at full aperture with a 4" rise, it seems to cover 10x8 OK with slight room for movements. The nbominal coverage is 100° but assuming $" Rise and corresponding Fall on whole plate that would correspond to over 14" in lansdascape format, enough to allow some lrise/fall and shift with 10x8.
Does anyone else have experience of these lenses ?
Last edited by Ian Grant; 06-25-2012 at 06:14 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: it's 135mm not 120mm