I've recently picked up an interesting lens - a Carl Zeiss Jena 16.5cm ƒ3,5 Tessar in a Compound No. 3. I've seen a ƒ2,8 Biotessar in a #4 Compound on the webs, but there is a scarcity of information in regard to the 3.5's. I was wondering if I have something special, in that I can't seem to find any information about these lenses in shutters. I've seen a few on the 'bay in barrels and recessed/focusing mounts. As far as I can determine the lens comes from 1929-30. The len's serial is 10616XX; the shutter is an ominous 6669XX.
According the the catalog from the time via cameraeccentric, lenses of this sort were offered in the barrels and recessed focusing mounts with no mention of a price for shuttered versions.
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Was this a special order sort of situation? Is there a camera that it would have been provided with in this configuration? I guess I'm mostly curious if anyone else has seen on of these monsters and could relate experiences. No pressing reason, just want to know - I currently have it mounted to my Nagaoka.