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4x5:Hugo Meyer&Co-Goerlitz Atelier-Schnellarbeiter 1:3 F
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: 4x5:Hugo Meyer&Co-Goerlitz Atelier-Schnellarbeiter 1:3 F Reply with quote

One of my latest aquisitions and for me the one of importance is a Hugo Meyer & Co - Goerlitz Atelier-Schnellarbeiter 1:3 F=180mm from around 1904.
It is a pretty big and heavy Petzval lens. And it is really rare.
Of course I wanted to try it. Took me some time and work to reach that aim.
Had an old and very big Compound shutter in broken condition. Shortened it and stripped it completly (except the built-in diaphragm unit, which was ok), repaired the shutter, made some new pins, that were broken. Was quite a work to learn it, but finally got it running again.
Another task was to get the lens mounted on the shutter, without doing any harm and modification to the lens.
The whole unit turned out to become pretty giant and heavy, so I had to make a support for the lens to get the weight on my Tachihara in balance.
Looks ridiculous, but works.




Digitalised with my Canon 5DII:








PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Klaus, great results you've got!

I too have that lens, in a bit shorter focal length (f3/135mm) Wink
That lens was in Jim Galli's possession before http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8255


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klaus, does Mr. Thiele know the serial# of your?

Klaus


PS: Of course you have one, too Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
Klaus, does Mr. Thiele know the serial# of your?

Klaus


PS: Of course you have one, too Wink


Haven't checked that Klaus, but will do, once I found time to dig it out Wink
I use it open for soft focus photography, very please with the results.
Mounted it on a focusing helicoid. But of course it is better on a 4x5" cam!!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
Klaus, does Mr. Thiele know the serial# of your?

Klaus


PS: Of course you have one, too Wink


My serial is #74.628 made approx. 1912 and it is not listed in Thiele's book!



By far not as pretty as yours.... Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the number, will forward to Mr. Thiele with some other numbers for him.

Greetings
klaus


PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:
Thank you for the number, will forward to Mr. Thiele with some other numbers for him.

Greetings
klaus


OK, thanks, so I won't have to do it Wink