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    Carl Meyer graphic arts lenses?

    I know the name Carl Meyer was the "house" brand of Burke and James for its relabeled surplus optics. As I understand it, these were usually ex-German optics acquired as a sort of "spoils of war" kind of deal. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Many people have said that any lens labeled Carl Meyer is trash. I was wondering, though...

    I have a Carl Meyer 17" f10 process lens. It looks good. has been coated. I wonder what it could possibly have been, and whether it might be worth trying?

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    All metric sizes to 24x30 Ole Tjugen's Avatar
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    Re: Carl Meyer graphic arts lenses?

    Any lens is worth trying!

    Who knows, they may accidentally have put a lens together correctly? If not, sometimes "trash" can be useful too...

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    Re: Carl Meyer graphic arts lenses?

    Second Ole's motion. You have it, you know your standards better than any of us possibly can. So ask the lens if it good enough for you to use.

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