OT: lenses (Was: Front Panels - PDP8 and PDP 11
COURYHOUSE at aol.com
COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Fri Mar 11 01:32:31 CST 2016
I saved one hassie from my photo era before the computer business and
after USAF I was a commercial photog. I used ELM's for fashon work
and had a couple of cms and a SWC wideangle fixed lens one.... I
kept one c w/ 80m mm and a 150 mm and a few backs .... things
used to be worth a lot but not so anymore... I may take my c over
to the university to add to our SMECC museums tools of the journalist
display we have there... Better used there than sitting in my desk drawer
at the office...I have a kodak/nikon AP early digital camera I need to
take over there too.
Pretty funny the reason I got a computer in '79 which led to me
getting into the computer biz was to keep a database of photos and
transparencies I had for stock photo use. The lure of getting back into
electronics and the new era of affordable small computers lured me in !
Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)
In a message dated 3/11/2016 12:07:46 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
healyzh at aracnet.com writes:
> On Mar 10, 2016, at 10:05 PM, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
> I wonder if the tele tessar was a true tessar design or just a
> of 'the name' ? I have seen snipits in google referring to it being a
> telephoto... with a true tessar formula lens IS NOT.
I think it’s based on the Tessar, but is something different from what’s
in the Hasselblad manual. The cross-section is definitely different.
There are apparently at least two Tele-Tessar designs, with different numbers
> ok the norm for the hassleblad was a80 mm f 2.8 planar...
> in the rolliflex the tessar was the entry level lens... the planar
> my first 'real' camera was a 1933 rolliflex with a f3.5 tessar.
> bad at all but a little soft wide open.
> I still have this camera. and the low shutter speeds are a little
> slow but OTW rest is fine..
> In HD I bought an argus c3 from my geometry teacher for $8
> used it a lot more shots per roll and would operate eye level
> had a pretty good split image rangefinder.. the lens was decent
> when I went in USAF sold the C# to my brother but kept the
> rolliflex ( wish I had saved both! as the argus shot some of my
> press work) adn when in USAF got a SLR.
I’ve not been able to justify the cost of a Planar Rolleiflex, though I’d
really love one with a nice f/2.8 Planar lens. Both of mine have the 75mm
f/3.5 Tessar. The older of my two is from 1936, the newer from about
1958. For me the Rollei is more of a small lightweight travel camera, or
shooting for fun, than a serious camera. Sort of a “getting back to my roots”
sort of thing, as I started with a Yashica 44LM TLR.
What I really need to do is spend the money and get my Hasselblad’s 80mm
f/2.8 Planar C CLA’d, as the shutter on it isn’t accurate (or fast) at any
speed. :-( It’s my "serious work" Medium Format camera.
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