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    "Anything Dagor"

    I am the new owner of some old glass......9.5" F 6.8 Goerz Dagor. What have you done with your Dagor?

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    I have two and use them, my 12" f6.8 Goerz AM Opt Dagor in a Compound is the prime lens on my 10"x8" Agfa Ansco Commercial View, it's a 1939/40 lens that was coated for the original owner after WWII. The seller (the second owner) had never used it saying it was old and useless - it needed a careful claen but is an excellent lens in terms of resulting images.

    My second Dagor was bought about a year ago a 120mm f6.8 Goerz Berlin Dagor in a Compound it's in near mint condition and had never been fitted to a camera, although uncoated it has nice contrast compared to a similar age mint uncoated Tessar, it's close to a coated lens in lack of internal lens flare, it covers 7"x5" with no room for movements stopped right down.

    Your 9˝" Dagor according to Goerz AM Opt covers 10x8 @ f16 and 14x11 @ f45, by coverage they mean acceptable sharpness rather than illumination. If it's in a shutter it'll be easy to use as a slightly loner normal lens for 7x5 or a slight wide angle on a 10x8 camera. If not you need to find a suitable shutter.

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    I have 11 Dagors from the 3 WA and from 6" to the 14" Kern MC. They're what I use from 4x5 to 11x14.

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    Quote Originally Posted by DG 3313 View Post
    I am the new owner of some old glass......9.5" F 6.8 Goerz Dagor. What have you done with your Dagor?

    They're not all old quite a few were made into the 1980's

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    My lens serial number is something like 7712##. I read that it was made in about 1948. I would love to see few photos made with a Dagor (old or new) if anyone would like to share.

    It is not in a shutter yet. The glass is very good but, the aperture needs to be worked a little to loosen it up.

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    A 1948 Dagor will be coated so should be excellent. i think there's an image sharing thread with images shot with Dagors but I can't spot it.

    The honest answer is you can't tell whether an image has been made with a a Dagor, a coated Tessar or most coated/MCmodern lenses, well not with B&W anyway.

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    Both with my 12" Dagor.

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    Why limit this discussion to lenses made by Goerz? Other makers made Dagor types, some of them extremely similar to Goerz' own.

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    Various Goerz Dagor (and Doppel Anastigmat Series III) shots. 94mm, 6 1/2 WA, 8 1/4, 12 GD & 14"

    https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_...gor&view_all=1

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    Thanks for sharing......."anything Dagor" shared would be appreciated.....my lens happens to be a Goerz. I like the look of a Cooke series II that I got from Ari last year. I was just wondering if Dagors have a "Dagor" look to them like some of the other lenses........I'll put some film behind it this weekend.....I hope.
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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    The honest answer is you can't tell whether an image has been made with a a Dagor, a coated Tessar or most coated/MCmodern lenses, well not with B&W anyway.

    Ian
    Ian, you are a dangerous heretic and will have to be suppressed. Everyone knows that lens design types have easily discernible signatures. Everyone.

    Cheers,

    Dan

    p.s., I'm a Certified Ignorant Barbarian Insensitive to the Fine Points®. I took the course, passed the exam and have the certificate. I can't see the differences either, will have to be suppressed too.

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