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MIke Sherck
17-May-2002, 23:31
Can anyone tell me the image circle of the 105mm f/4.5 Kodak Anastigmat? The pa rticular example I am thinking of was made in 1939. I believe that it is uncoat ed but am more concerned as to the image circle. If anyone has any usability co mments, I'd appreciate that, too. Thanks!

Mike

Colin Carron
18-May-2002, 05:55
Mike,

The Kodak Anastigmat was a Tessar type lens found most often on their 6x9 rollfilm cameras. If it is typical Kodak it will be a good quality item. Make a stiff card lensboard up and see what image circle you get from it.

MIke Sherck
18-May-2002, 23:38
Actually, I haven't bought it yet. It's an E-bay thing... :)

Colin Carron
19-May-2002, 07:54
Mike,

If you cannot actually see the thing then I would exercise a bit of caution. I acquired a slightly longer version of this lens on a 1920's Kodak Autographic. The lens looked fine and covered 4x5 but the images were very soft focus indeed. Fortunately the camera itself was unusual being an early Kodak rangefinder so I was able to flog it to a collector for a modest profit.

Mike Phifer
19-May-2002, 18:44
My Kodak Lens data guide (1959) has the 105 f4.5 Anastigmat as a three eliment Cooke type covering 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 ... Hope this helps.. Mike