|Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 am Post subject: pocketable
|When searching for something entirely different, I stumbled across this ancient thread. An excellent example of differences in price, collector interest, optics history , usability and resolving power.
The Hologon had the ultimate pancake shape sitting mostly inside the camera body, enormous depth of field, but some corner falloff. Its 3 element constuction, steep curves and anti-vignetting filter, merits conctructional fame.
Its price, however has for some time not been connected with this, or with the buying power of the group of potential users, but is related to collecting fashions which is more like the art - or the antiques market - a place for trading and storing wealth.