View Full Version : Two different 135mm Optars

Wayne Crider
25-Aug-2007, 19:35
I've two Optars; One gives warm yellow-ish reflections and the other colder blue reflections. I'm wondering if one is a Rodenstock lens, but both lenses are labeled Graflex Optar on the rim. Any ideas.

C. D. Keth
25-Aug-2007, 23:01
Is one coated and the other not? Are they different ages?

Dan Fromm
26-Aug-2007, 05:44
What are the serial numbers?

Wayne Crider
27-Aug-2007, 07:51
Both are coated. The blue coated one's serial number is 915158, The yellow one's is G39441. Thanks

Dan Fromm
27-Aug-2007, 15:00
915158 is too low to fit in the Rodenstock scheme of things. The G prefix is Wollensak.

Both Wollys, I think.

Wayne Crider
27-Aug-2007, 17:59
Thanks Dan; l look forward to comparing them.