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Thread: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    Being a newbie, I just didn't know if this was an easy to fake item, or not.
    I thank you and everyone else for their information and patience with my newbie questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    Check flashlight reflections, from the back three, small, medium and large all move together.
    from the front the medium and large move in opposite directions from the central small.
    If this is demonstrated, you know you have a achromatic meniscus that fits your shutter.
    How many achromatic meniscus non Kodak portrait cells from other lenses will just happen to fit your shutter ( diameter, thread pitch, male/female)?
    You are right however, you will never know whether someone has switched this Kodak portrait lens into this shutter from another, otherwise identical, lens.

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Pacilla View Post


    The chance that you have a "fake" lens group/barrel is highly unlikely.
    wrong! it is a fake!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    I agree that it is unlikely the lens was switched. .
    not unlikely! a fake!

    Quote Originally Posted by buggz View Post
    Being a newbie, I just didn't know if this was an easy to fake item,
    do not listen to them! those two guys above (especially Louis) do not know nuthin' 'bout lenses!

    it is easily faked. you got a fake!. send it to me....i will even pay priority shipping.....k?

    har har har!
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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    I've used two versions of the lens.

    On the later / newer ones, the rear group is in a straight cylinder tube.

    On the older ones, a second larger diameter cylinder is at the extreme rear.

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    Brring it up to Nash Vegas and compare with mine.
    I'm confident that mine is authentic.

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    How old is mine 305mm Kodak Portrait RY182 or is it RYI82 and what is the Filter tread is it just normal 86mm or something special?

    Thanks in advance, Armin

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Armin Seeholzer View Post
    How old is mine 305mm Kodak Portrait RY182 or is it RYI82 and what is the Filter tread is it just normal 86mm or something special?

    Thanks in advance, Armin
    You can date it yourself with the camerosity code and it can be found here. http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=501 .

    The filter size is a series 9 filter system. You will want to find the top threaded piece of the series 9 filter ring system that holds a series 9 filer in place .

    hope this helps.

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    Thanks Louis

    Never heard of this filter system bevor, so I have to google!

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    This is a weird thread?? Buggz, I saw someone by your house last night switching out the tires on your car. I wouldn't drive it if I were you.

    You've given me a great idea though, being as I'm the deviant sort. I'm going to buy one of those lenses for $789 and switch out the glass. Why wouldn't I??? Just never thought of it until now. Buyers beware!!!
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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    It's interesting to note that Kodak's instructions on how to use the lens is very close to the Pentax instructions on how to use its 120mm soft focus 67 lens.

    Thomas

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    Re: Kodak Portrait Lens 305mm (12in.) f/4.8, questions

    This is the one I got from about 20 years ago. They were quite common and cheap.. paid $60 (many soft focus lenses back then were common and cheap) for this one. Many were purchased for the Ilex# 5 shutter and disposed of the glass. This could be the reason why they have become less common today.

    f8 is what I favor when using this lens. The more it is stopped down, the less glow and sharper it becomes.


    Bernice

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