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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    This is my Anthony lens. It is an Achromat and is very sharp. Although it is the 5x7 version, I use it on 8x10.


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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    This is my Anthony lens. It is an Achromat and is very sharp. ...Click image for larger version. 

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    Beautiful lens - nice restoration ...and never seen before. Any idea about when it was made?

    <edit> found the year 1887, i.e. a catalogue mentioning it as the 'Single Combination Lens' at the beautiful website of Larry Pierce: http://piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogi...6-27-small.jpg
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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    After receiving a box with camera parts and some lens parts, 'I found' some pieces that exactly fit together. Its a very tiny lens - likely for the 1/4 plate format - and I think it can be considered as a landscape lens looking at its different parts. On several parts there is a little 'U' engraved as can be seen in the 2nd photo.
    The lens is not complete since it is missing its pinion with which one should be able to focus the lens. Further it has a tiny slot near its rim at the diaphragm hole, supposedly for little WHS (guess the slot is too small for a wheel stop).





    Only after cleaning the different parts I found a little makers/dealers shield which reads: J L & S Opticiens B. So I guess this leads to J. Lancaster & Son in Birmingham:

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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

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    Thanks also Graham, very interesting; any picture of your lens/shutter combo?
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    BDB + 3 closeup lens mounted (tape friction fit) with concave side towards the subject and behind the Copal 0 shutter. The mounting is modified from an old 135mm Symmar-S. The old front casing of the 135mm is used as a shutter protector/hood/filter mount.

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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    My favorite Wollaston is made from the lens of an old Kodak Brownie No.2-C Model A. It is an achromatic 144mm focal length meniscus. I remounted it to fit on a 4x5 camera normally used for pinhole photography. Some more details about the lens and the Wollaston in general can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/wollas...cape-lens/home

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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gasperi View Post
    My favorite Wollaston is made from the lens of an old Kodak Brownie No.2-C Model A. It is an achromatic 144mm focal length meniscus. I remounted it to fit on a 4x5 camera normally used for pinhole photography. Some more details about the lens and the Wollaston in general can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/wollas...cape-lens/home

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    Very nice, and thanks for the interesting story in the link
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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    Here's me figuring out how to make a lensboard my Suter...a Aplanat, I believe...
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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    All very interesting and made easy to understand

    Excellent diagrams and images really help

    I am now going to try my New Wollaston 790 mm again. I have had it for years. I lost interest when I was soundly thrashed by the maker and others on this forum when I made focus mistakes and posted the images, A crime it seems...

    I hope you provide more discussions like this one

    Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by Gasperi View Post
    My favorite Wollaston is made from the lens of an old Kodak Brownie No.2-C Model A. It is an achromatic 144mm focal length meniscus. I remounted it to fit on a 4x5 camera normally used for pinhole photography. Some more details about the lens and the Wollaston in general can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/wollas...cape-lens/home

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    wear mask or NOT

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    Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    I will amend my comment about the maker, I think I was his first 790 mm customer

    I suppose he was disappointed to see my image

    Which may have affected sales...
    wear mask or NOT

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