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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    However looking at the catalogue from 1890, I suddenly have my doubts.
    From that catalog comes following numbers:
    No.3 - 11 1/2" / 2 1/6" = F5.3
    No.5 - 17 1/2" / 3 1/8" = F5.6
    ...

    Also the later Series IVa catalogued in USA after the new century, 1905 - ish were f7.
    One of them was sold few days ago: 251021761715

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    But the mount for the waterhouse stops will reduce the F value slightly.
    My no.2 has 5.6 marked on the largest Waterhouse stop and is only a fraction of a mm is proud of the internal ring mount.

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    Maybe that's why I love what I get from my #3 wide open. I always shoot it wide open. Also, someone has coated the one I have, so it began life with exceptional contrast qualities and the coatings made it even better.

    Quote Originally Posted by vitality View Post
    From that catalog comes following numbers:
    No.3 - 11 1/2" / 2 1/6" = F5.3
    No.5 - 17 1/2" / 3 1/8" = F5.6
    ...


    One of them was sold few days ago: 251021761715
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    But the mount for the waterhouse stops will reduce the F value slightly.
    My no.2 has 5.6 marked on the largest Waterhouse stop and is only a fraction of a mm is proud of the internal ring mount.
    That's true, I completely forgot about internal "wall" for waterhouse stops...

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    I understand this is an old thread but Google got me here

    I received a rather small black painted lens few days ago. After cleaning the glass up I noticed it looked really good so I got curious of what was under all the black paint. I stripped the paint off today and the inscription reads:

    Rapid Weitwinkel Euryscop V No 00
    Voigtlander & Sohn, Braunsweig

    Serial number is 36923

    From the 1890 Benjamin French catalog I know this refers to the Rapid Wide Angle Euryscop V and the 00 is an 8" lens so F6-isch with a 1 1/4 inch lens. My lens has a WH slot and that mount is also 1 1/4".

    Not sure where this serial number would place my lens time wise ... anyone any idea ? Is there a list with Voigtlander lens serial numbers and time of production ? Anyone any experience with this particular series ? Need to make a retaining ring and put on a Speed Graphic lens board ....

    Thanks in advance for any info,

    Best.

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    1889!
    So exactly the same period as the Benjamin French catalogue.
    00 covers 8x10 and is described as medium wide angled type (75-80 degrees). Was made both with Waterhouse stops or an iris.
    VM has a serial date list. Numbers/dates before around 33,000 is more than a little uncertain!

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    Thanks Steven, much appreciated.

    Best,

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    Hi Good People,
    i have a Portrait Euryscope Series III 6 F4.5, Voigtlaender & Son Optical Co. New York. This lens has No. 59515 on it. Does anyone have any history information/value information? Thank You in advance.

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by hackphotographer View Post
    I would like to resurrect this thread in hope of getting some help...and value of a lens which has come in to my possession. A client has asked me to liquidate many items for him and I have a Voigtlaender Portrait Euryscope brass lens which reads, "Portrait Euryscopoe Series III No.6" and has serial number 59062 written on the barrel.

    It then says, "The Voigtlaender and Son Optical Co New York"

    Am I correct in saying that this lens was from 1890.
    not sure, but i have one serial number 59515. have you found anything? -jack cotter

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    Re: Voightlander & Sohn Euryscop Lenses

    You have a "serial number" that was donated to the American Voigtländer organisation by the bosses in Braunschweig.
    The american company used these numbers in a rather random way, so it is impossible to put an exact date on it.
    Engraving style is also slightly different from the German-made lenses.
    In series III, the German lenses were engraved 1A, .......6A ..... 8A. But a later series from around 1905 had different sizes.
    If it is a "6A" , then the diameter of the front glass is 3 1/2" - focal length 13" covers 11x14"
    If it is the 6th lens in the 2nd series, it will be 79mm front glass, focal length 35mm and the medium "Cabinet" size.

    Value depends on condition (glass condition, mostly) - there have been enough sales on ebay (series II, III and IV) for you to find a value.

    Value increases with focal length/size, with II highest and series IV lowest.
    This would have been used in a Professional Portrait Studio in the first decades of its life - they were in every small town!

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