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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Kowa/Computar DL 2.8/50 Reply with quote

OK, my first post here but just wanted to share the excitement.
I have just won a Kowa 2.8/50 enlarging lens which is of course the same as a Computar DL.
Can't wait to get it and start printing with it.
These lenses come with a great reputation.
Tom


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats


PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know about these lenses before and it seems they are quite obscure? They must have been very expensive and highly coveted by their owners - they claim to exceed their theoretical maximum performance requirements by 15%!


PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teemō wrote:
I didn't know about these lenses before and it seems they are quite obscure? They must have been very expensive and highly coveted by their owners - they claim to exceed their theoretical maximum performance requirements by 15%!


Yes, they are difficult to find and have a good reputation.
There was a full range of focal lengths made under the Kowa and Computar DL brand names, but they don't come along very often. I got lucky with this one.
Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Teemō wrote:
I didn't know about these lenses before and it seems they are quite obscure? They must have been very expensive and highly coveted by their owners - they claim to exceed their theoretical maximum performance requirements by 15%!


Yes, they are difficult to find and have a good reputation.
There was a full range of focal lengths made under the Kowa and Computar DL brand names, but they don't coma along very often. I got lucky with this one.
Tom


Congrats, gotten rare indeed!

My friend Marco Cavina has quite a few (and so do I) and has done some research about them (scoll down...):
http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Janpol-Color_Vega-22_Vari-Focal_Computar/00_pag.htm

My Computar lenses may be seen on my site: http://macrolenses.de/objektive.php?lang Scroll down or search via CNTRL-F for "Computar"


PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Teemō wrote:
I didn't know about these lenses before and it seems they are quite obscure? They must have been very expensive and highly coveted by their owners - they claim to exceed their theoretical maximum performance requirements by 15%!


Yes, they are difficult to find and have a good reputation.
There was a full range of focal lengths made under the Kowa and Computar DL brand names, but they don't coma along very often. I got lucky with this one.
Tom


Congrats, gotten rare indeed!

My friend Marco Cavina has quite a few (and so do I) and has done some research about them (scoll down...):
http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Janpol-Color_Vega-22_Vari-Focal_Computar/00_pag.htm

My Computar lenses may be seen on my site: http://macrolenses.de/objektive.php?lang Scroll down or search via CNTRL-F for "Computar"


Thank you Klaus for those links.
Valued information and I am grateful
Tom