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    dallmeyer soft focus lens

    Hi everybody
    just join LFPF
    I had - already sold- a dallmeyer soft focus lens with frontal aperture and only one element on the back
    I used it to do portrait and some creative picture (see picture in attach document) the effect was fantastic due to the high lights "explosed" on the white
    if somebody has some information for me it will be fantastic

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    Re: dallmeyer soft focus lens

    What Dallmyer do you have? I just received a 6" f/5.6 Dallmyer that I've fitted to a Linhof board. Now I need a model like yours I can try it on. I've been looking for a Petzval but can't seem to win the bidding on Ebay.
    Steve

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    Re: dallmeyer soft focus lens

    I have a couple of the f/2.9 versions, I think they're lovely.

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    loujon
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    Re: dallmeyer soft focus lens

    Hi

    I think the Dallmeyer you were using was a Dallmeyer-Bandfield soft focus lens
    These are quit rare(@ least I have never seen one for sale. I Want one though) & if you find one more than likely it will be big $$$$ my guess.

    You can read about this type of diffused focus lens on the Camera eccentric site. sorry I don't know how to do links. maybe someone w/ the ability will do the link or just Google Camera Eccentric & you'll find it. go to the Information tab. go to Dallmeyer catalog from 1931 & you'll find the lens you more than likely used.

    hope this helps
    Peace
    Louis

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    Jim Graves Jim Graves's Avatar
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    Re: dallmeyer soft focus lens

    Here's the link to the Dallmyer 1920-30 catalog:Link

    Scroll sown through the pages using the panel on the left side ... then click on the page and the larger page will appear on the right side (the soft focus lenses start on page 13.)

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    Re: dallmeyer soft focus lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Pacilla View Post
    ...I think the Dallmeyer you were using was a Dallmeyer-Bandfield soft focus lens
    These are quit rare(@ least I have never seen one for sale. I Want one though) & if you find one more than likely it will be big $$$$ my guess...
    I recall one on ebay about one year ago, 14" focal length I think. IIRC, it was humongoid & sold for a ginormous sum.

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