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    Ilex Photoplastic, any pictures?

    I am looking to find some examples of Ilex Photoplastic. It looks an interesting lens but not much is known about it.

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    Re: Ilex Photoplastic, any pictures?

    There used to some images, but a system collapse some years ago did a fine job of cleaning out the photo files.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...plastic-images

    One problem with the Ilex has been the replaceable rear lenses, normal, some softness and much softness! Like all sets of lenses, some items always seen to get misplaced. Softlenses which depend on aperture settng or lens movements are more robust during long ownership and changing owners!

    There is a reasonable Ilex photoplastic description in cameraeccentric -Ilex (1922). The complete sets donít appear to be cared for very well - perhaps they were considered more a (cheap?) novelty item rather than a prof. Portrait tool?

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    Re: Ilex Photoplastic, any pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    There used to some images, but a system collapse some years ago did a fine job of cleaning out the photo files.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...plastic-images

    One problem with the Ilex has been the replaceable rear lenses, normal, some softness and much softness! Like all sets of lenses, some items always seen to get misplaced. Softlenses which depend on aperture settng or lens movements are more robust during long ownership and changing owners!

    There is a reasonable Ilex photoplastic description in cameraeccentric -Ilex (1922). The complete sets don’t appear to be cared for very well - perhaps they were considered more a (cheap?) novelty item rather than a prof. Portrait tool?
    Many thanks for this link. My search did not find this.

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