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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    I love WW Aristostigmats. My 80mm (f9 I think) barely covers 4x5" without movements, IIRC. I haven't used it much. The 120mm is great on 4x5" and should work well on 10x15cm.

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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    That catalogue Dan linked to is actually for1930 not 1936 as stated on the Cameraeccentric website, see the bottom of page 8

    On re-reading the 1931 BJP advert Roth/Meyer advert do say that the 80mm f9 covers 10x15 and 3½x5½" at Full Aperture, I was assuming 10x15 was a lot larger than 5x4 but it's closer to the postcard 3½x5½" format.

    The Meyer f9 WA covers 100º but Roth/Meyer claim the f6.8 version covers 105º in the 1936 BJP advert, (published Autumn 1935). It doesn't help that Roth/Meyer published slightly different coverage for the same f9 lens, the Nov 1930 Catalogue is very slightly later than the BJP Almanac (1931) Advert would have been prepared.. (The Almanacs carried the date of the following year).

    Interestingly Schneider in the same 1931 BJP Almanac claim that the Anglon f6.8 also 105º coverage is ideal for shooting against the light giving great billiance alluding to the fact it's two cemented optical cells so less prone to flare which it would be compared to the 4 air spaced elements of the Meyer WA.

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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael E View Post
    I love WW Aristostigmats. My 80mm (f9 I think) barely covers 4x5" without movements, IIRC. I haven't used it much. The 120mm is great on 4x5" and should work well on 10x15cm.
    The 120mm (4¾") is listed as covering Whole plate 8½X6½" at full aperture so a lot of room for movements with 7x15/13x18 and 10x15.

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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    yes, 10x15 is german Postcard Format!

    the 6,3/80 seems to cover 10x15 (visual test), and there is no Need for much movements, as there is no space for movements with this lens...
    Picture of Technika I 10x15 with the Aristostigmat at infinity ....

    Linhof Technika I (1936) WW by xipho68, auf Flickr

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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    Quote Originally Posted by Xipho View Post
    yes, 10x15 is german Postcard Format!

    the 6,3/80 seems to cover 10x15 (visual test), and there is no Need for much movements, as there is no space for movements with this lens...
    Picture of Technika I 10x15 with the Aristostigmat at infinity ....

    Linhof Technika I (1936) WW by xipho68, auf Flickr
    Very nice camera, Postcard format is nice it's smaller cousins are 6x9 and 35mm (full frame), but it's not very common.

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    Re: Meyer-Görlitz Weitwinkel-Aristostigmat 6,8/f=8cm / Dating

    Luckily, Foma makes a 10x15 Fomapan 100... Should get it from the factory...
    I asked a big german online dealer for films, he sold his last pack in 2013, so he has no stock... not very common indeed!

    Hope to have some example pics of the lens, 10x15 film Adapters are on their way...

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