At one time I owned a 19" f/7.7 Dagor and it covered 20X24" with lots of movement, but wide open it was very soft on the corners of this format. It was a Process Dagor, and judging by the serial number was made prior to 1920. At some point it was after coated.

It was not a particulary sharp lens, even stopped down, but produced a very plesant kind of creamy look with nice bokeh.

Sandy King


Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hamley View Post
The Series IV was a wide angle lens. IIRC, Goerz claimed it covered 100 degrees, but I can't seem to find the brochure on Camera Eccentrics site although the Series IV is mentioned in passing in the earlier Goerz catalog. I think Tracy saaid the 19" covered 20x24 wide open - which I can't test - but the small size and large coverage are very attractive to owners of older banquet cameras like the 8x20 and 12x20 Koronas that might gasp and die with a f:7.7 Dagor attached to it. A picture of my 19" Double Anastigmat Series IV is attached, mounted in a Copal #3 on a Linhof Technika board.

Cheers, Steve