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ericantonio
23-Jul-2017, 08:53
I have this 19" lens on a board and I have no idea what to do with it. I would have to carry another tripod or lightstand to hold up the front standard and some boxes to put under the bellows. This has no shutter. But wondering what kind of images does this make. I don't see much out there on googly search machine.

Anyone got any images from this bad boy?

mdarnton
23-Jul-2017, 10:49
Wolly 19" what? Ther are lots of different Wollensak lenses!

Mark Sawyer
23-Jul-2017, 11:09
I'm guessing the 19.5 inch Velostigmat Series II, hopefully with the fuzz-o-matic adjustment? I have one, the only one I've ever seen. Great lens! A nice uncoated f/4.5 Tessar. I have a few portraits from it, but they were all stored on Photobucket... :mad: :mad: :mad:

karl french
23-Jul-2017, 11:26
You have it. Shoot with it. Find out.

Louis Pacilla
23-Jul-2017, 11:52
Wolly 19" what? Ther are lots of different Wollensak lenses!

Right.


I'm guessing the 19.5 inch Velostigmat Series II, hopefully with the fuzz-o-matic adjustment? I have one, the only one I've ever seen. Great lens! A nice uncoated f/4.5 Tessar. I have a few portraits from it, but they were all stored on Photobucket... :mad: :mad: :mad:

To mention one more could it be a 19"f4 Varium?

mdarnton
23-Jul-2017, 12:02
Isn't there also a 19" apo, as well as some 19" components on some versions of the 1a?

ericantonio
23-Jul-2017, 13:49
You have it. Shoot with it. Find out.

:o

I know right! I should, I have to like really McGuiver it to stay on the lens board! (lots of duct tape )

ericantonio
23-Jul-2017, 13:49
It's called Velostigmat Process lens 19".

Louis Pacilla
23-Jul-2017, 14:18
It's called Velostigmat Process lens 19".


What camera will use it on because you'll obviously need 19" of bellows draw to simply reach infinity focus and more if you want to focus closer. If you plan to use it on a small 4x5 field camera it'll either be a no go because of to short bellows length or your little field camera would be so stretched out so it wobbles like a worm on a hook leading to blurry images. Now if your working with a 8x10 or larger format or a sturdy rail type 4x5 or a 4x5 reducing back on a larger camera should all be a breeze w/ a 19"FL.Of course there are a couple 4x5 field cameras that will work well with a 19"FL so you could have one of those(usually a 5x7w/ 4x5 reducing back labeled as 4x5) you'll be in good shape.

I beleivea copy of the famous Goerz RD Artars process lenses and should deliever sharp images w/ some room for movements and maybe 35-45 degrees of coverage stopped down.

On mounting a lens without a flange you'll find there are many ways to achieve a secure lens to lens board job on this site if you do a search in the "Advanced Search" function of the forum I bet my eyeteeth you'll find many threads on the subject matter.

mdarnton
23-Jul-2017, 15:32
That is probably the earlier version of the APO-Raptar. I have a 10-1/4 inch one and it really lacks nothing except that it is an f10 lens. I used it for archival recording work for a few years and then replaced it with a Sironar with no particular gains except focusing brightness.

The Velostigmats are uncoated, which may or may not matter.

Mark Sawyer
23-Jul-2017, 18:25
It's called Velostigmat Process lens 19".

Oh well, I guess I still have the only 19.5-inch Velostigmat Series II I know of...

Life could be worse! :)

Louis Pacilla
23-Jul-2017, 19:53
Oh well, I guess I still have the only 19.5-inch Velostigmat Series II I know of...

Life could be worse! :)


Not so sure that's true Mark.:) About having the only 19.5 Series II not the Life being worse part;)

Mark Sawyer
23-Jul-2017, 20:04
You have one too, Louis? We could start a club! :)

Louis Pacilla
23-Jul-2017, 20:20
You have one too, Louis? We could start a club! :)

Yes I do Mark and it would seem to be a small club w/ gentlemen and scholars for members:rolleyes:

Mark Sawyer
23-Jul-2017, 21:15
Indeed, a quite exclusive club, only for those with the most sophisticated taste! :o

ericantonio
24-Jul-2017, 08:29
Ugh, forgot to take a quick pic of the lens, thought I had one on my phone. I'll do it tonight.

Also, yes it is 8x10 and I can extend it pretty good. It's a Kodak Master View.

Jim Galli
24-Jul-2017, 08:50
Indeed, a quite exclusive club, only for those with the most sophisticated taste! :o

$h!t Now I want one. I've had a few 6.3's come and go over the years.

A 19" process lens is NOT a large lens. It should fit in a #4 Betax shutter.

Randy
24-Jul-2017, 11:56
Has the aperture of this lens in question been posted yet? Several years ago I had a 19 or 19.5 inch (can't remember) Velostigmat Series II that I think was f/11. Got it off ebay and sold it here on the forum. I think I shot only a few images with it - this on 8X10.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/32en5dvwzl8eyfw/img433b.jpg?dl=1

Mark Sawyer
24-Jul-2017, 12:31
Has the aperture of this lens in question been posted yet? Several years ago I had a 19 or 19.5 inch (can't remember) Velostigmat Series II that I think was f/11.

Couldn't be the Series II, those were all f/4.5. including the 19.5-inch.


$h!t Now I want one. I've had a few 6.3's come and go over the years.

Sorry, Jim. Until you get one, you can't come in our clubhouse. You'll have to stand outside and peek through the window.

Wonderful lenses; when I trip the studio shutter on mine, it emits the faint smell of roses, and you can almost hear the fluttering of fairy wings in the distance...

Randy
24-Jul-2017, 16:22
Couldn't be the Series II, those were all f/4.5. including the 19.5-inch.Mine must have been just a Velostigmat then. My gosh, this thing must be huge...? My B&L 11X14 1C is f/4.5 and it weighs 6lbs dry.

goamules
24-Jul-2017, 18:34
If I saw a 12" Velostigmat in half, at about where the iris is, and add an extension tube of black PVC pipe, can I join the 19" club?

Mark Sawyer
25-Jul-2017, 11:02
No, you have to stand outside with Jim. And I think it's going to rain.

Jim Galli
25-Jul-2017, 11:37
No, you have to stand outside with Jim. And I think it's going to rain.

Lightning threat? Flashflood warnings?? Anything going to get us in that door???

Mark Sawyer
25-Jul-2017, 13:00
Lightning threat? Flashflood warnings?? Anything going to get us in that door???

Sure, just show one of these to the bouncer, and you're in!

ericantonio
25-Jul-2017, 16:04
Okay, I'll take a pic as soon as I get home. I'm pretty sure it's not a 19 1/2.

ericantonio
25-Jul-2017, 17:30
Alright here we go. Pictures right. So what to do with this thing. Maybe I should look for pics with any 19" lens on an 8x10? Which is like a 450? 480?mm?

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Mark Sampson
25-Jul-2017, 18:34
19"= 480mm. A slightly long lens for 8x10. I'll guess that yours will be quite sharp, if lower in contrast than a modern lens. i'll also guess that your lens was made for copying, and is likely a symmetrical air-spaced design like a Goerz Artar. Try a portrait with it?

ericantonio
25-Jul-2017, 19:28
19"= 480mm. A slightly long lens for 8x10. I'll guess that yours will be quite sharp, if lower in contrast than a modern lens. i'll also guess that your lens was made for copying, and is likely a symmetrical air-spaced design like a Goerz Artar. Try a portrait with it?

Imma gonna try! I'm afraid I'll streeeeeetch that bellows to much!! I guess I'll try to do it outdoors under shade, I won't have any lights for this.