Rockwell is well informed, but like the rest of us, his opinions are a couple feet from his brain. However, he may not be FULLY informed. Read on.
Originally Posted by Donald Miller
There were at least TWO DIFFERENT big Biogon lenses which almost fit the description given by Rockwell.
See this: http://elearning.winona.edu/jjs/proto/note1.html
One is the 75mm 'military' which you can see on SK Grimes' web pages and while it is big, there is another which is more properly called the 3" (76mm) and it is bigger yet, even after all the extra is machined away. The later, the 76mm is the one you see on my page. (Yeah, I will fix the text.)
When Mr. Grimes was alive I showed him the 'before' lenses and he said he had never done a shutter mount on one, and indeed had never seen one before.
So Rockwell was probably talking about a different lens. It was mounted in ... wait... can I reveal what camera when it was once in a classified configuration?
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