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    Crown optical Brass 4x5 Lens ID help?

    I had this lens in a lot of cameras I recently purchased. It was on an Auto Graflex. I found little on Crown as a manufacturer of lenses but I'd hazard to guess it was produced in house by Graflex? Or maybe Crown is an offshoot of Kodak? Manufactured in Rochester so I guess that's some info?

    It has a bulit in aperture blade system as well. From f/4.5-45.

    I did find an old article mentioning them introducing an Anastigmat f4.5 lens in 1911. Other than that, not much else. Maybe re-badged? Thanks very much!



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    Re: Crown optical Brass 4x5 Lens ID help?

    Crown was one of many Rochester photography companies. They weren't around long.

    A little more on them here: http://bvipirate.com/Kodak/Rochester.html

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    Re: Crown optical Brass 4x5 Lens ID help?

    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Crown was one of many Rochester photography companies. They weren't around long.

    A little more on them here: http://bvipirate.com/Kodak/Rochester.html
    Thank you!

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