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    Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    hello could someone give me informations about my new lens? i found nothing with "Tachyskop" on google :

    Ed.Liesegang Dusseldorf
    Tachyskop 24 - N°2
    Height (with hood) : 190mm
    Diameter of the front lenses : 75mm

    No iris but waterhouse slot
    it is a RR or a Petzval? i don't know because i ca'nt unscrew the ring retaining the lenses in the back part

    if anyaone have informations? thanx a lot

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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    I did a Little research when it was listed a few weeks ago on eBay Europe.
    I recall that the lens mounting system looked very Projection lens like.
    Searches on “Tachyskop” Lead me to data about “upmarket” projection systems.
    There are dedicated projection lenses that do have aperture control, but the modification of good quality projection lenses for use as photographic (portrait) lenses is not just a modern activity!
    Liesegang did make photographic lenses in the 19th century - it appears almost as an insurance policy - in case their projection lens business went bottoms up. It didn’t!
    It must be a Petzval, but there is very little documentation available on Liesegang.

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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    Thanx for reply
    Liesegang projection lenses were named "Cxxx" so i don't think my Tachyskop is a projection lens
    i made a search again and i found :
    "Tachyskop : this was essentially the same as Leukoskop This is a RR type".

    So i know now that Tachyskop is a RR lens, good news.
    Mine is about 460-500mm, and f/6 (approx)
    That's what i found too in my search :
    "The Leukoskop (Tachyskop) lenses were Liesegangs late answer to Voigtländer Euryscop series. As far as literature goes it has the same glass layout and the similar image quality".
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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    I did a Little research when it was listed a few weeks ago on eBay Europe.
    I recall that the lens mounting system looked very Projection lens like.
    Searches on “Tachyskop” Lead me to data about “upmarket” projection systems.
    There are dedicated projection lenses that do have aperture control, but the modification of good quality projection lenses for use as photographic (portrait) lenses is not just a modern activity!
    Liesegang did make photographic lenses in the 19th century - it appears almost as an insurance policy - in case their projection lens business went bottoms up. It didn’t!
    It must be a Petzval, but there is very little documentation available on Liesegang.
    There were two different Liesegang companies in Germany at the same time. We represented the one in Düsseldorf that made projectors and enlargers. The other was, I believe, in Berlin.

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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    This is the link for the document[/QUOTE]

    This link is to the pirate copy of the Lens VM - the version with occasional figures/pictures. It (the LVM) is not a reliable source for non-UK manufacturers.

    Liesegang Düsseldorf is the later establishment for Liesegang Elberfeld (Wuppertal).

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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    ok, I did not know that...
    what is Lens VM?


    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    This is the link for the document

    This link is to the pirate copy of the Lens VM - the version with occasional figures/pictures. It (the LVM) is not a reliable source for non-UK manufacturers.

    Liesegang Düsseldorf is the later establishment for Liesegang Elberfeld (Wuppertal).

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    Re: Who knows this lens Liesegang Tachyskop 24 n°2?

    Nice! i just purchased it
    Thanx for the link

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