View Full Version : Imagon longer than 300mm?

Andrey Vorobyov
25-Jan-2011, 11:05
Hello everybody,
has there ever been Imagon with focal length more than 300mm?


Alan Gales
25-Jan-2011, 11:25
I have read that Rodenstock made a 360mm for 8x10. It came as a barrel lens and also in a compound shutter.

I have also seen mentioned a 420mm for 11x14.

Mark Sawyer
25-Jan-2011, 12:04
Yes, 360mm, 420mm and 480mm, getting progressively rarer as you go longer. None of them are common...

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
25-Jan-2011, 13:44
According to the literature I have read, the 420mm version was designed for 8x10. The 360mm seems to have been intended for 5x7 or whole plate. I am not sure what the 480mm was for, maybe 10x12?

All that said, I have a 360mm in shutter which I use with 8x10...

Bob Salomon
25-Jan-2011, 14:13
Yes, they also made ones shorter then 200mm as well. Both a 120 and a 150mm for 35mm and medium format cameras. The Linhof general catalog from 1966 shows the 200, 250, 300 and 360mm Imagons. The 360 is shown in a Compound shutter on a Technika 45 board.

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
25-Jan-2011, 14:51
...The 360 is shown in a Compound shutter on a Technika 45 board.

Getting a Compound 5 shutter into a Technika board must have been quite an engineering feat. Stand-off lens board I suppose, but still...

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
25-Jan-2011, 14:55
From Camera Eccentric (http://www.cameraeccentric.com/info.html):


The Plastic Depth Lens "Imagon" By Heinrich Kuhn

Ernest Purdum
25-Jan-2011, 16:25
Does anybody know anything about the "Special" shutter?

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
25-Jan-2011, 16:27
The numbers look similar to the Zeiss barrel sizes.

Andrey Vorobyov
26-Jan-2011, 03:27
Oh, how many answers! :)
I've recently discovered that I like the images produced by my Imagon 300mm on 4x5 and want to reproduce the same on larger formats. So 360mm for 5x7 and 420mm for 8x10 seem to be exactly what I need.
Starting to look for that lenses....

Thank you, gentlemen!

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
26-Jan-2011, 10:00
Andrey, I have a 360mm in shutter I would sell. Will send you a PM.

Philippe Grunchec
26-Jan-2011, 10:40
If Andrey is not interested, could you contact me? Thanks in advance.

Daniel Unkefer
26-Jan-2011, 16:35
I have the 120mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 360mm, 420mm and 480mm Imagons. The 200mm and 250mm are in compound shuteers, the rest are in barrel. Eventually I will find a 300mm at a good price. I like to use the 120 and 150 on my medium format Plaubel Makiflex. The others go on my Sinar Norma with Sinar shutter.