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    Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    It seems like a fast lens with a shutter.

    These screen shots (attached) were taken from the documentary "What the bleep do we know. "

    Any pointer as to what lens this is and where to find/buy it would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Karl

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    Not convinced this has a shutter. Perhaps a pneumatic connection to an internally mounted shutter. Looks like universal heliar handles? Coated post war, 42cm or bigger.
    Just a guess.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    I agree it looks coated, and a 420mm is a good guess. Also agree likely no shutter attached to lens.


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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    No shutter? Looks like it's sitting in a Copal 3 to me.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Whitaker View Post
    No shutter? Looks like it's sitting in a Copal 3 to me.
    With a cable release fitted

    Ian

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    Yeah, something close to a Schneider Symmar 480mm mounted in a Copal 3 on a Sinar 8x10. Not a particularly fast lens.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    Hat-off for the consistency of responses. Thanks guys, you are great! I know where to start digging. I would take any suggestion other than the 480mm Symmar + copal 3.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    Given the coating colour, I agree with the Symmar-S MC. 480mm might be, but so might the 360mm.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    The front cell doesn't look nearly large enough to be a 480.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this lens ?

    I thought it has a similar size to a Fuji 360 f/6.3 or Nikkor 240. That's a black ring Copal 3, and the writing on the lens will be on the outside of the rim.
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