View Full Version : anyone noticed the 48in ~1219mm f6.3 Aero Ektar on the bay?

11-Nov-2011, 09:35
Has anyone else noticed the 48in (~1219mm) f6.3 Aero Ektar on that site? 200 lbs and IIRC he has a $2500 Buy-It-Now. The first picture shows a 35mm film cannister sitting in the lens rim. Ginormous.

Bob Salomon
11-Nov-2011, 10:08
Why not post a link?

11-Nov-2011, 10:11
I'm at a work computer, so I can't access eBay, but if my Google-foo (http://www.google.com/search?q=aero+ektar+6%2C3+48&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1) is on, this is the link (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Huge-Aerial-Lens-Kodak-Aero-Ektar-6-3-48-1217mm-/270745375404&sa=U&ei=nFe9TrufBISy0QGotI3yBg&ved=0CBcQFjAB&usg=AFQjCNGsphvDDU2ksMFnY_Xwd8sITnwJcw).

I guess this came up for sale back in May as well and there was a thread on it here (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=76532).

11-Nov-2011, 10:20
I like the engine lift (?) the seller shows holding it up. There's also a more "practical" 24" f/6 A-E on Ebay as well for a reasonable price.

Jim Galli
11-Nov-2011, 11:18
Looks like a pretty serious emitter. You could put it in the kitchen corner and radiate rodents with it. Some blackbird is missing it's tele?

Walter Calahan
12-Nov-2011, 07:11
these lenses are extremely popular with the amateur astronomy crowd. Many turn them into telescopes.

12-Nov-2011, 07:37
I dont think my tripod could hold it up

13-Nov-2011, 11:04
I don't even think a Sacthler could hold it. You really need a special mount that balances it about the center of gravity.