it is easily faked. you got a fake!. send it to me....i will even pay priority shipping.....k?
har har har!
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.
Brring it up to Nash Vegas and compare with mine.
I'm confident that mine is authentic.
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
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.
Never heard of this filter system bevor, so I have to google!
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!!!
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949
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.
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.