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Duyfam
20-Nov-2010, 23:08
Somebody can tell me infomation of this lens ?

Taylor_Hobson Cooke Portrait 320mm Series 2A f/3.5 lens . I can't find any picture of this lens on the internet. :(

Thank you very much!


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http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1322/5167039290_fa8fe32970_z.jpg


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Jim Graves
21-Nov-2010, 00:07
Here's a link to a data base of Portrait Lenses that lists the TTH Cooke Series IIA f-3.5 Portrait lens (you have to scroll down quite a ways to get to the TTH lenses) ... don't know if it's the same exact lens for a couple of reasons ... 1) they use the term "Portic" which I don't see on your lens ... and 2) your lens is 325mm ... the listed lenses are all in inches ... including a 12 1/2" that they show as covering Whole Plate when wide open.

Click here for Link (http://www.allenrumme.com/lensdb/Portrait.html)

Emil Schildt
21-Nov-2010, 05:04
amazing lens!
I have one similar (looks different, though).

does yours have the soft focus ring?

see here:
http://www.emilschildt.com/EGO-%20objektiver%20-%20COOKE%20soft%20focus.htm

Also see here for a lot of info (made by a member here)

http://www.antiquecameras.net/softfocuslenses2.html

cowanw
21-Nov-2010, 06:36
The Cooke Series IIA, f/3.5 is an anastigmat lens of Cooke Triplet construction made from about 1909 to 1929. Focal lengths made after 1924 are 9.5 inch for 6.5 x 4 plate, 10.5 inch for 5x7 plate, 12.5 inch for 8.5x6.5 plate, and 15 inch for 8x10 plate.

from
http://www.cookeoptics.com/cooke.nsf/news/viewcamera2002.html
Regards
Bill