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Dan Fromm
13-May-2017, 09:45
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AggQfcczvHGNkGG_P2z8Qiyc8Qo- is an annotated list of links to articles, manufacturers’ catalog, and other sources of information on lenses and a few cameras, mainly large format. It has links to sources of information on 35 mm and roll film cameras too, but its focus is large format.

Like all such lists it is incomplete. I know this so maintain it. As I come across sources that I think are of interest I add them to the list. If you have a source you’d like me to add, please ask.

The list is stored on my OneDrive. It is not archived. I may eventually post a copy of it on archive.org, which won’t archive files on OneDrive.

Microsoft has changed the link once so far, may do it again. When I become aware that this has happened I’ll update this post. If the link above doesn’t work for you, please complain.

I just (11/7/2017) clicked on the link. Something has changed in Firefox, the browser I use. If you don't see a set of bookmarks at the left of the pdf -- it should show them when it is opened -- tell your browser to download it and open it with adobe acrobat reader. This will get the bookmarks, which are the list's index. If you use MS Edge, you'll also have to download the pdf to use the index.

David Karp
13-May-2017, 09:56
Thanks Dan!

David Lindquist
15-May-2017, 15:03
Thank you so much Dan, especially for saving the cameraeccentric archive of catalogues. Anyone with an interest in industrial history regarding photographic lenses (like me) owes you big time.
David

Dan Fromm
15-May-2017, 15:24
David, I'm glad to provide a link to the cameraeccentric catalog collection but I can't take credit for saving it on archive.org. Several other people did that long before the thought crossed my mind.

David Lindquist
15-May-2017, 16:47
David, I'm glad to provide a link to the cameraeccentric catalog collection but I can't take credit for saving it on archive.org. Several other people did that long before the thought crossed my mind.

In any case thank you for making it readily available to me!
David

Dan Fromm
28-May-2017, 12:24
Updated 5/28/2017 to include links to information on shutter repair. This was prompted by Charles Monday's posting a number or repair manuals on his Google Drive. My list has links to the manuals he posted, also to Graphic press and Graphic SLR user manuals that he posted recently. Thanks, Charles, for doing the work and giving me the idea.

I'm having a problem with OneDrive, have to get a new link to the list every time I update it. Check the first post in this discussion for the current link.

Espacio_1999
28-May-2017, 12:31
Thank you, Dan, very much appreciated :)

Dan Fromm
27-Jun-2017, 09:51
I've updated the list a bit. The most important update is probably a link to my piece on center filters, which includes a table mapping lenses by names and attributes to recommended CF(s) and suggests CFs for lenses whose makers said nothing about them.

massimodec
9-Aug-2017, 10:43
Very good pages! Thank you Dan

Taija71A
9-Aug-2017, 19:59
Yes, all of the hard work that you have put forth in not only assembling...
But, also 'maintaining' this valuable, reference listing -- Is truly, greatly appreciated!

Thank-you Dan! :)
Regards,

-Tim.
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Dan Fromm
29-Aug-2017, 05:36
Article on Ilex lenses added.

David Lindquist
29-Aug-2017, 17:35
Thank you very much for this very informative and rigorous treatment of Ilex.
David

Jim Galli
29-Aug-2017, 20:30
DAN!! The description of the Lens Vade Mecum alone was worth the price of admission. My money back in full. Love it.

Dan Fromm
30-Aug-2017, 07:02
David, Jim, thanks for the kind words.

David, I wrote the Ilex piece because I was housebound for the first half of the year -- kitchen renovation project gone very badly wrong -- and was bored.

Jim, I know you're infatuated with the VM.

David Lindquist
30-Aug-2017, 09:36
David, Jim, thanks for the kind words.

David, I wrote the Ilex piece because I was housebound for the first half of the year -- kitchen renovation project gone very badly wrong -- and was bored.

Jim, I know you're infatuated with the VM.

Say Dan, why don't you add on a new room next. Then during that project you could do a similar piece on C.P. Goerz Am. Opt. Co./Goerz Optical Co., Inc. It could have a complete and rational list of serial numbers with years of production, the "real" story of the origins of the "Golden Dagor" and a bit on Schneider's reasons for buying the company in the early 70's. (Somehow I doubt that it was because they felt Dagor sales were eating in to their Symmar sales.) I feel sure the company records are somewhere in a storage unit in Hoboken...
David

Dan Fromm
30-Aug-2017, 11:15
David, if you want to read it, write it.

Cheers,

Dan

renditiont
3-Sep-2017, 02:15
Very useful. Thank you for the hard work Dan Fromm

Dan Fromm
3-Sep-2017, 10:03
I'm tired of directing people to books. Too much typing. The books I recommend for closeup/photomacrography and that are generally recommended for LF photography are now in the list. No links, none is available as a free e-book.

Carsten Wolff
5-Nov-2017, 02:33
I'm tired of directing people to books. Too much typing. The books I recommend for closeup/photomacrography and that are generally recommended for LF photography are now in the list. No links, none is available as a free e-book.

Dan, you are a legend! (Yes, yes, Jim: You, too :) ... and QT: LFphoto.info is THE nicest forum out there! I always enjoy logging on, or just looking in, thank you all for making this forum what it is!!!)

Dan Fromm
13-Dec-2017, 10:52
Link to information on Berthiot catalogs revised. I replaced the links to on-line catalog with links to an article on Berthiot's LF anastigmats. It has links to all of the on-line Berthiot catalogs I'm aware of.