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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    At last, something a little out of the ordinary!

    English auction room to-day. Mixed sale with some non-LF photography items.

    A home built apparatus with a long mahogany base. Including a largish photographic Petzval. It is, in fact a Dallmeyer patent (first design) Petzval. The size can be worked out (to some extent!) from only dimension given - the length of the base - at 93cm.

    My measuring before the auction gave a figure which suggest a 3B, 3A or the equivalent sized D series - perhaps even a 4B! I stopped at 360 so it went for 638 usd (including fees etc.) to probably someone who will read these lines!

    Not convinced this is a patent Dallmeyer?

    Diffusion can be your friends - see the next posting!
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    Even a poor photo shows that the rear cell is made up of two halves and there is one of the identicator marks (3 groves) highlighted by edge flare.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Steven,

    Could the camera have been a lantern slide projector?
    where is the monolith

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Perhaps - I think the auction house listed it as such. But there was no sign of a slide holder other than the rails by the condenser lens.

    I continued bidding well past the "sensible" stage!!

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    A rare and precious "bird".

    Modern Cooke PS945 229mm f4.5. Another one that looks as if it has never been used.
    German ebay 3499 € or best offer. Sold within a day or so of listing.

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    A rare and precious "bird".

    Modern Cooke PS945 229mm f4.5. Another one that looks as if it has never been used.
    German ebay 3499 or best offer. Sold within a day or so of listing.
    Pretty much the going rate for these rare, precious and wonderful lenses ... mine is used ...

    Cheers,

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    A couple more "Benchmarks" this weekend!

    Very clean late series IIB Cooke. 15" . 2,575 usd.
    Plasticca 400mm. OK. 1,030 usd.

    I have added auction house fees.

    Just to set these prices in relief - a Meyer kino plasmat F2, 4.2cm lens sold for 12,232 usd at the same auction!

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    Plasticca 400mm F4 (missing yellow filter) Sold yesterday on Ebay for 350usd buy it now! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352703065787 I missed it by a few seconds! Arrggh! Would have been nice to compare it directly with my Kronar 400mm f4.

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by fabphoto73 View Post
    Plasticca 400mm F4 (missing yellow filter) Sold yesterday on Ebay for 350usd buy it now! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352703065787 I missed it by a few seconds! Arrggh! Would have been nice to compare it directly with my Kronar 400mm f4.
    I have a plasticca 280mm - a Kronar 300mm and a Kronarette 305mm

    VERY different signatures... Kronarette is surprisingly sharp in the center - perfect for portraits - Plasticca much more soft and wild in the nature - Kronar is Plasticca on stereoids...

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by fabphoto73 View Post
    Plasticca 400mm F4 (missing yellow filter) Sold yesterday on Ebay for 350usd buy it now! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352703065787 I missed it by a few seconds! Arrggh! Would have been nice to compare it directly with my Kronar 400mm f4.

    Missing the rear group?
    Sometimes love just ain't enough.
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