Tuesday, September 28, 2010
F2.8 150mm Xenotar
The dented rim was a fair amount of work to straighten out, but now it takes a 77mm filter without too much trouble.
If you look at the specs you'd think it wouldn't cover 4X5, but it does, with some to spare. Here is an example on a reclaimed negative FP-100C45 negative, which shows little if any vignetting. These are cool and relatively inexpensive lenses, a little shorter and less fast and glamorous as an Aero Ektar by the numbers, but probably faster in terms of light throughput, since there are apparently no thorium-stained elements in the rear group like those found in the Aero Ektar lenses. And they are just small enough for handheld use too. Check out this amazing array of Xenotars.
You can see on mounted in the primary test camera here, except that one is mounted in a Copal No 3.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 12:50 PM