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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Thank you Paul for providing your informative list.
    A quick check against my list reveals that I have two lenses with a serial number that are not on your list yet. However I have to double checked...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Congrats on the acquisition. do you want to reveal their serial numbers? or post any pictures?

    (since the list here became rapidly outdated I started to have my own updated)
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    Re: Petzval lens questions

    I delete my suggestions to you, since other members here may read your response as though I advised the opposite.



    Didn't they use velvet in the old days.....
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    An early bird for the list, which sold for a fine price a few days ago, an 'E' aplanatic:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qN0AAOSwdfRjfDRP/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Copyright law (domestic and international) is quite complicated and raises many questions, especially with regard to publicly available content on the internet; not easy to judge what is wright or...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Guess I bought the same book with the photo of 'The Leviathan'......and landscape lens Ax 3631
    The photo of the landscape lens seems to have been taken from the Auction site....

    most interesting...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Indeed William, your name is in the original listing (which can be viewed by hitting the hyperlink). It is the same seller which sold the Doublet to Paul.
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Many thanks for this info Paul, and yes the designation and suffix explanation makes sense.



    I guess you have seen nr. 2241 which is in the list and seems to be a pillbox lens with an 'A'...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    A comparable landscape lens with a much lower serial has been sold recently. It had the following inscription: "Ao Grubb Patent 1444":

    https://kpmg0072.home.xs4all.nl/Grubb/Grubb%20nr%201444.png
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Congrats Paul! A very nice sample indeed.

    Not long ago nr. 3500 - a landscape lens - was sold:...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Another one for the list to add? has a clear serial number (perhaps bought by one of our fellowmembers):...
  12. Re: Desirability of lens flanges for older lenses

    Few years ago I could and wanted to buy a big and beautiful Perken lens, but on condition I got it with the flange (which I wanted to pay extra for). However the seller didn't want to take the flange...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    This was written by a member from another photo forum which might be of interest:

    "In a book I have it is said he possibly used a Grubb-C in his early 1860's work but had to cut off the corners...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Isn't the list on #52 updated anymore? Samples of the Grubb lenses in later posts like the ones from Williams' collection are not in the list - at least not all....
  15. Re: Disassembling Ernemann ' Klapp' camera (9 x 12 cm)

    Thank you yeticek, good to hear that the knob 'simply' unscrews. Question: is it left or right wound?
    Can you share a picture of the shaft and the knob you did take off?

    btw I was never able to...
  16. Re: Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series III No. 1 Question

    Thank you Dan; I know the source(s) .(....and from my own tests - not done in a laboratory environment - it became clear to me that the later Tessar f 4.5 or f 3.5 stopped down to 6.3 don't provide...
  17. Re: Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series III No. 1 Question

    [QUOTE=ridax;1655235]One example:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?150772

    With all due respect but that beauty ring doesn't deliver much confidence....(see for...
  18. Re: Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series III No. 1 Question

    Indeed, but changing the glass and aperture makes it another kind of lens IMHO; therefore they are comparable but not identical.

    And from a totally other point of view: you are offered a Dagor 180...
  19. Re: Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series III No. 1 Question

    Would be interested to know which ones you are pointing at!

    In don't think that anyone will argue against your point that stopping down lenses will make them quite comparable!
    And indeed the very...
  20. Re: Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series III No. 1 Question

    Considering the serial on your lens it is quite an early doppel anastigmat with the following Goerz aperture range: 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 192.
    The later DAGOR has not the same lens design as your...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Great outfit and great result ...and the rocket blower fits nicely into the scenery :-)
  22. Re: Info on this Derogy Petzval 450mm F4.5 Lens?

    There's a nice booklet about Derogy:
    http://www.lereveedition.com/derogy-a-dessoudex.html
    don't have it, so can't tell whether your lens is in...
  23. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    Well... for 20 you have a 'Mercedes', but like others here pointed out, you can get one without an oil reservoir for about 5 usd;
    as said, I would spend 'a few dollars more' when working on...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very impressive, great color rendition....
  25. Re: Sanderson "Hand and Stand" Quarter Plate modified for 9X12cm

    Great modification indeed keeping the looks of the camera as if original
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    Re: Jacques Henri Lartigue and his camera

    little update on the car reviving this informative thread:
    One of the four cars in the race (at least a partly restored car) was in 2005 auctioned by Bonhams and provides some of its history:
    ...
  27. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    sanding is always good; prevents cutting your fingers.

    don't buy a cheap hand cutter, but a better one (for a few dollars more), preferably with a little oil reservoir so you get an oil fed wheel...
  28. Re: Carl Zeiss Tessar 18cm f/4.5 - Filter Size?

    48mm: barrel Tessars 18 cm f 4.5 on my Contessa Nettel cameras: Zeiss number of barrel: B VI 2 so-called b-mount

    I have some 49mm close-up lenses which I also use with a step-down ring 49mm > 48mm...
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    Re: Strange Petzval

    really intriguing... In the first picture the lettering (in part) combined with the 3rd picture, seems to read "in Döbeln" , and there is a city in Germany with that name.

    It might help to...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    [QUOTE=Tin Can;1648741]
    Did you make the traditional tripods also?
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    Thanks ... the tripod in the picture came with one of the bought Tropicas to my home, but for now it is a nice match...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Viewed cross eyed from a distance may help to experience some 3-D stereo effect (the camera was made with wood from an old garden table in our street put aside as waste):
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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    What a beauty and thanks for sharing..
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    Re: Help me with Paint

    On a dutch site a read max 80 Celsius (about 175 F).......for acrylic paints
    Guess it can become tacky at lower temps - but then again, only a problem if there would be any abrasive surfaces....
    on...
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    Re: Help me with Paint

    For all my restoration work and camera projects I use this - lamp black...blacker than black (not suited for outside work):

    https://cdn.abicart.com/shop/26205/art5/h6813/15826813-origpic-ec7954.jpg
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    +1
  36. Re: UK Lens repair and shutter installation for Cooke Aviar

    Looking at German shutters this lens would need at least a Compur 2 or Compound 3 shutter - and since these are mostly made with continental thread - you would also need a tailor made adapter; all in...
  37. Re: Objective without signature, but lens has writings at the edge

    Good point; have deleted the picture in flickr
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    Many thanks Steven, hope you don't mind I've put your image 'upside down'....

    https://kpmg0072.home.xs4all.nl/Darlot/Darlot%20table.jpg

    My Darlot signed pillbox lens has also edge writings, and...
  39. Re: Objective without signature, but lens has writings at the edge

    at closer look the year reads 1864...

    The complete edge writing is as follows: 33 1/2 78 A Darlot Rue Chapon 14 a Paris 1864

    Anyone any clue on the first numerals?
  40. Re: Objective without signature, but lens has writings at the edge

    Thanks, yes it is a cemented doublet, and yes it has in its 'snout' a ring that can hold the aperture disks, but the disks are gone (as is the brass cap):-(

    These are from my Darlot pillbox lens...
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