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murataxu
20-Dec-2015, 17:14
Hello

I checked all the net but no info anywhere!

'Minolta F.ROKKOR-QF 195mm f6.5 large format lens planar fax REPRODUCTION macro' is only what I've in my hands...

Any idea? Is it possible to use it with field camera?

Thanks

Dan Fromm
20-Dec-2015, 18:05
It is for a copier.

I hope you didn't pay much for it, it is pretty hard (= expensive) to use. No shutter. No diaphragm. The glasses are in the barrel, not in cells that might (great stress might) be adapted to some shutter or other (more expense). Does your field camera have a focal plane shutter?

Dan Fromm
20-Dec-2015, 19:55
Oh, dear. $100 + $15 shipping to suvorov_v. See http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minolta-F-ROKKOR-QF-195mm-f6-5-large-format-lens-planar-fax-REPRODUCTION-macro-/161765725047

If I were suvorov_v I'd be delighted.

Old-N-Feeble
21-Dec-2015, 12:15
Rubbing salt in wounds...

Greg
21-Dec-2015, 15:50
You're not alone out there... Few years ago for around $50 bought an unmarked "copy" lens. Front element looked like one half of a glass globe. Focal length around 8 inches. Using some Duct tape, attached it to cardboard "lens board", more Duct tape, and looked like it covered 11x14 with movements. No iris. Adapting it to a Copal #3 shutter that I had lying around thought was the way to go, but cost of the adaption was crazily high with no guarantee that the lens would even give me a good useable image.
Greg