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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

    This is an old thread, but in case anyone is curious where all those surplus 209mm Raptar Copy Lenses suddenly disappeared to: https://youtu.be/iGx1yy8hNYY

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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

    For those of you who don’t care to sit through the video, I’ll summarize: all of the remaining lenses were purchased as a strategic reserve of Johnny 5 robot eyes.

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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

    In the spirit of necro-thread revival...
    They screw directly in to an Alphax #4.
    BTW, the 209 Copy Raptar is the same as a regular 209 Raptar with the cells switched from front to back.
    Last edited by Dugan; 29-Feb-2020 at 07:05. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

    Wollensak shows the Raptar Copy Lens design in their ~1962 booklet “Raptar Lenses for the Graphic Arts.”

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    Re: 209mm f/4.5 Raptar Copy Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugan View Post
    BTW, the 209 Copy Raptar is the same as a regular 209 Raptar with the cells switched from front to back.
    Whir-Click's catalog illustration shows a Tessar design in a normal order...
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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