I tell you what lenses were with the shutters when I know. Most of the Copal 1 and 0 shutters come with boxes even if the boxes may not be original with the shutters. I no longer repair shutters.
Compur Compound #5 shutter. The shutter with rear lens cap and flange has been sold. An adapter to accept an 11 1/2" (292mm) F4 Wollensak Verito Diffused Focus lens is available for $125. Also available for this lens is a series #9 lens shade, #9 filter retainers and filters, all found on my FILTERS, LENS SHADES, ADAPTERS, etc. web page.
Copal 0 shutter with blank F-stop scales, with flange, working smoothly, Mint, $200. Given a blank F-stop scale, you may have it engraved to meet your needs.
COPAL SHUTTER SCALES. Blank and engraved F-stop scales, with screws. The 2 engraved scales are for Copal #3 shutters and go from F5.6 to F64; they may have come from shutters with 240mm lenses. I say that because I once bought a lot of OEM shutters that were for 240mm F5.6 lenses in black Copal #3 shutters; I cannot be sure that is what these are engraved for, however. The scale on the left has writing in pencil that says "from Copal 3S shutter." The 2 scales in the forground are probably for #0 and #1 shutters. All for $90.
Synchro Compur #0 shutter for triple convertible lens. F-stop scales for the 3 focal lengths. Working smoothly. Cosmetically clean. $150 with flange, $115 w/o flange.
Wide angle release extension for Compur #0 shutter. The angle of the release extension is adjustable. The release extension mounting block is mounted to the plate with screws in slotted holes--for adjustment purposes. Shown here with a lens in a #0 Compur shutter which, of course, is not included. RARE. $65. This will not align with a Copal shutter release without adding a spacer behind the release extension mounting block. If you have a different vintage Compur shutter, I will be glad to see if I have one in stock and check the fit for you.
Wide angle release extension for Compur #1 shutter. The angle of the release extension is adjustable. The release extension mounting block is mounted to the plate with screws in slotted holes--for adjustment purposes. Shown here with a lens in a #1 Compur shutter which, of course, is not included. RARE. $65. If you have a different vintage Compur shutter, I will be glad to see if I have one in stock and check the fit for you. Not recommended for use with a Copal shutter.
Prontor #1 size PC-synched shutter to fit Leitz Aristophot. Tested, works well. Times from 1 second to 1/125 second, Time and Bulb, with PC flash synch connector protected with a plastic cover. There is no diaphragm in this shutter because it was designed to be used with a microscope or with the below listed Leitz lenses with diaphragms and with adapters to fit this shutter. With special retaining ring for the Leitz Aristophot, $125. Lenses to fit this shutter, adapters to couple RMS mount lenses to #1 shutters and more Leitz Aristophot equipment on my Copy Cameras web page.
Polaroid MP4 PC synched shutter kit, Prontor shutter on MP4 lensboard, extension tube, microscope adaptor, boxed, Mint, $275
Prontor PC synched shutter on Polaroid MP4 lensboard, Mint, $175. This shutter is the one from the kit illustrated above.
Prontor PC synched shutter with mounting ring, Ex, $100. These Prontor shutters have speeds from 1 second to 1/125 second--activated by one of the cable release sockets. The other cable release socket activates the shutter in bulb mode.
The only Copal 3S shutter I have in stock is with a 360mm Grafic Kowa. For those looking for a #3 shutter to accept a lens that is too big for an ordinary Copal #3 shutter, I have a 300mm f5.6 Symmar-S lens in a Copal #3 shutter that has 3mm larger diameter threads than either a standard Copal #3 or #3S shutter. The thread size is 58mm X .75mmp. See my View Camera Lenses web page.
Compur #3 shutter F-stop scale. This is designed to stick up above the front of the camera to allow you to adjust the F-stop from behind the camera. With this device, your lens becomes preset. You set the F-stop on this device using the clear plastic adjustable stop; to use it, you pull up to open fully and push down to the preset F-stop. Because there are few lenses in #3 shutters that open up beyond F5.6 or stop down beyond F64, this scale is designed to work with any lens you might have. RARE. $120.
Compur #1 shutter F-stop scale control. This is designed to stick up above the front of the camera to allow you to adjust the F-stop from behind the camera. You get the 2 required mounting screws and a spacer for the lens rear with a new jamb nut. $110.
Compur #1 shutter F-stop scale and shutter speed scale controls. These are designed to stick up above the front of the camera to allow you to adjust the shutter from behind the camera. This is the only shutter speed control I have seen. You get all required components, including mounting screws. The 2nd photo shows these controls mounted on an electronic #1 Compur shutter, which is not included. These will also work on a manual Compur #1 shutter of the same vintage as illustrated. Buyer will receive additional photos of the controls mounted on the rear of the shutter. RARE. $150.
Box for 65mm F4.5 Rodenstock Grandagon, complete with interior cushioning, $20
Box for Linhof lens made by Schneider, interior dimensions 98X104mm by 95mm high--which is expandable, $20
Box for Computar 240mm F9, $20
Kodak wood case for 12" or 305mm F6.3 Kodak Commercial Ektar, your choice, $45. Both for $60
Kodak wood case for 14" or 355mm F6.3 Kodak Commercial Ektar, $50
Kodak box for 7 1/2" or 190mm Kodak Wide Field Ektar, $15
Goerz wood case for 24" Artar, Ex+, $50
Goerz waterhouse stop for 24" Artar (I do not have a 24" Artar in stock to check it), came in above case, 0.028" diameter aperture (F857), Ex, $25
Packard shutters are limited in speeds. Packard shutters require a little experience to operate properly. Most Packard shutters operate only in a vertical position. Funky beasts, but the best or only alternative sometimes. I have no Packard shutter squeeze bulbs remaining. I have some Packard shutter tubing and some other Packard shutter accessories available.
3 1/2" opening 110V powered solenoid activated Packard type shutter. From copy camera. 6.75X7.75" overall with solenoid sticking out beyond that. The solenoid is designed to be on the top side; when 110V current is applied to the solenoid, the blades open. Add a spring and it will work in any position. Most reliable and consistent. Mint-, $80.
Front mount Packard shutter housing. Fits 8X10 Deardorff that accepts 6X6 round-cornered lensboards. This front mount Packard shutter housing also accepts 6X6 round-cornered lensboards. The 3 shutters listed above are the appropriate size to fit this front mount Packard shutter housing; one of those shutters is illustrated with it. The back side of this Packard shutter housing is broken where it mounts onto the camera; this can be repaired. I am planning to make this into an adapter lensboard for using Deardorff lensboards on a Sinar; the last photo shows the Sinar lensboard already cut to fit. I have neatly plugged the hole for the Packard shutter tubing with epoxy; that may easily be unplugged. You can see this epoxy plug in the 1st photo as it needs to be painted over with black paint. The next step in the process of converting this to an adapter lensboard is to mount a lensboard onto the rear of this. This can be an adapter lensboard for virtually any camera. What camera would you like for it to fit? It may still be a front Packard shutter housing for Deardorff or the camera it is adapted to fit. $OLD. Below see the Deardorff to Sinar adapter lensboard.
Deardorff to Sinar adapter lensboard. Originally this was a Deardorff 6X6" to 6X6" front mount Packard shutter housing and extension. This Packard shutter housing was in pretty bad condition and would no longer mount onto a Deardorff camera, but that did not matter for this purpose. I milled the rear of the Packard shutter housing, plugged numerous holes, and added a Sinar lensboard to the rear, using machine screws that go through the wood into threded holes in the metal, making for a very secure connection. I could have adapted this Packard shutter housing to virtually any camera. I have sold this item, but if you supply me with a Deardorff Packard shutter housing I can adapt it to your camera. I have Sinar and Linhof Kardan and many other lensboards in stock, but you may want to or have to supply your own lensboard for the camera you want the Packard shutter housing adapter to. Price will be about $200 for the labor, depending upon the work involved, which will vary with different cameras. In the last photo you see it mounted on a Sinar Norma, which requires more clearance than a Sinar P.
4.5x4.5" square-cornered Deardorff red mahogany lensboard, 2.5" hole size in lensboard, with 2" hole size Packard shutter installed, synch terminals, instantaneous setting pin installed, through tube installed, works, crack in lensboard does not affect performance, $75
2" opening Packard shutter. 4" square overall. Synchronized. Double piston model. One piston for time and one for instantaneous. Instantaneous piston working well. Time piston will open, but not close, $30
2" opening electronic leaf shutter. 5.5" square overall. Synchronized. From Beattie Portronic portrait camera. You get a whole lot more than the shutter for the price of the shutter. Please see my VIEW CAMERAS web page.
Packard shutter tubing. Black. NEW-OLD-STOCK, live rubber, dusted with talcum or other powder. $3 per foot.
Bulb to tubing coupler. May also be used as a tubing coupler. $10
Packard shutter speed change pin. Brass with steel pin. $20.
Airequipt pneumatic remote control cord. Not designed for use with Packard shutters and will not work with Packard shutters because the tubing is too small diameter. Should function as a Packard shutter bulb if you replace the tubing. $25
Cable Releases. I have dozens. I illustrate a few. I have them from 3" long to over 3' long. I have 2 about 20' long air actuated shutter releases. I have cable release extensions. I have locking cable releases. I have tapered thread cable releases. I have no more straight thread cable releases. I have solenoid actuated shutter releases. I have Nikon cable releases. I have self timers. I have cable releases with a long throw. I have cable releases with a short throw. What is it that you need? Sinar shutter releases are on my Sinar web page.
Long Air Release. I have not measured it, but it is many feet long. I guess 10-20 feet. Tapered threaded tip. Made in Japan. $30
Compact Gentle Air Release. Tapered threaded tip. $20
Prontor locking release. Tapered threaded tip. $15
Self Timer, in plastic case, made in Japan. Universal; with a tapered threaded tip. The red flag is designed to let you know when the shutter will trip. The window opposite the red flag shows the approximate amount of time remaining in seconds from a maximum of 18. The length of extension of the plunger is adjustable from about 1/4" to 1/2". $15
King self timer with supple leather case. Universal; works with some cable releases, tapered threads or straight--as shown in 2nd photo. The red flag is designed to let you know when the shutter will trip. $15
Self timer. Universal; works with some cable releases, tapered threads or straight--as does the King self timer illustrated above. The red flag is designed to let you know when the shutter will trip. This one is a little bit sticky, so only $5
I have 100's of flanges. This collection is primarily for my own use--supplying flanges for lenses that I buy from others w/o flanges. I will offer flanges for known lenses or known manufacturers or known shutters at least. If you need a flange for a specific lens, I may be able to supply it. For many lenses, the only way I will know for sure is if I try the flange on the lens or shutter. That means you may have to ship your lens and/or shutter to me. It can take a while for me to search for flanges and try flanges on your lens/shutter. This is as much of a service as a product. I have to charge accordingly. The inside diameter of a flange will necessarily be smaller than the outside diameter of the lens threads because one thread goes inside the other. Manufacturing flanges is, generally speaking, more costly the larger the diameter because you need larger capacity equipment and larger stock and it takes more energy to machine it.
Modern #3 shutter flange. 67mm X 0.75mmp threaded flange for most modern #3 Copal and Compur shutters. This is a beefy flange that you may use to strengthen a thin lensboard. Overall outside diameter is 107mm. These lensboards could be turned down to the diameter of the wider shoulder on one side of the flange, which is 87mm; the shoulder could then be drilled and countersunk and/or tapped as necessary for your application. These flanges could be turned down even more and a couple of slots milled into them for use as a narrow jamb nut. I can do this work for you neatly and professionally for a fee. The diameter of the narrower shoulder is 65mm--standard #3 hole size; if the rear of your lensboard is large enough you may use this flange as is as a jamb nut. New, $50 each.
Flange for 180mm F4.5 Xenar in barrel, $50
11 1/2" 292mm F4 Wollensak Verito flange. Also available for this lens is a series #9 lens shade, #9 filter retainers and filters, all found on my FILTERS, LENS SHADES, ADAPTERS, etc. web page. Flange, $100.
8 1/4" Golden Dagor flange or for lens in Synchro Compur #1 rim set shutter, black painted brass, $80. Add $50 for flange mounted on a Graphic View 4X4" lens board. Lensboard is available by itself for $50. The curved edge is at the top of the lensboard. The rectangular brass piece is set into the bottom of the lensboard.
8 1/4" F5 Goerz Celor flange, $50. Add $50 for flange mounted on an about 3.5" square lens board. This flange came in with a 75mm Hypergon. Handwritten on the back of the lensboard it says it is for both the 8 1/4" Celor and the Hypergon. The flange is, in fact, for the Celor; the Hypergon does not fit the flange perfectly.
19" Dagor in barrel flange, $150
19" Artar in barrel flange, $125 each. I have 2 available. The 1st one fits my current 19" Artar. The one on the Graphic View lens board does not fit my current 19" Artar, but it did fit a different 19" Artar that I used to own. The threads have the same pitch, but are of a very slightly different diameter. Add $40 for flange mounted on Graphic View lens board.
Flange for 305mm F4.5 Kodak Portrait lens in Ilex #5 shutter, $100.
Large Compound shutter flange, ~74.77mm inside diameter thread size, $125
75mm X 0.75mmp jamb nut. $50 or 5/$150.
Large Compound shutter flange, ~75.40mm inside diameter thread size, $125. Note: Add $75 for flange neatly mounted on a Toyo View lensboard. A 14" Double Anastigmat Symmar used to sit on this lensboard on a Toyo 810M. I had a 2nd flange for the lens mounted on a Sinar lensboard--sold with lens.
#5FS Compur Electronic shutter retaining ring, $125
Taylor, Taylor, Hobson and Cooke aluminum flange, $80. Inside diameter of about 55-56mm.
Taylor, Taylor, and Hobson (before Cooke, apparently) aluminum flange, $80. Inside diameter of about 62mm.
Flange built into lensboard. Lensboard labeled "England." Threads are about 69-70mm diameter by 24TPI. I checked the threads with a metric thread pitch gauge; although close to 1mmp, they are not metric threads. The English do have their own threading system. The lensboard is 83.8mm square. The bevel is on the backside of the lensboard where it says "England." Please let me know what camera and lens this lensboard fits. $150
Linhof lensboards to fit 4X5 model III Technika cameras and Compur Compound shutter with Linhof factory mounted flange (~59mm threads) properly mounted below center, as illustrated, your choice, $150. This is the size to fit 200 and 250mm Imagons, etc. These Technika III lensboards are very special. The too thin Technika III lensboards require special mounting with 3 screws from the front and 3 screws from the rear. Also, the flange needs to be truncated in the right spot. A 210mm Xenar in Compound shutter is another example of a lens and shutter to fit these lensboards. The lensboard on the lower left and the lensboard in the upper right in the 1st photo have been sold. Note that one of the Technika III lensboards has a notch in the bottom center and the other one does not--check your camera before ordering and order the correct one. Additional Linhof lens boards on my VIEW CAMERAS web page.
Universal Diaphragm Lensholder or UDL on Sinar lensboard to fit Norma or P/C/F. It opens to 98mm and stops down to 25mm. Good strong rust free blued steel blades will hold heavy lenses. To ensure lighttightness, the lensboard was counterbored slightly to accept the stepped aluminum spacer placed between the UDL and the lensboard--so that the camera's lensboard retaining slide locks would have room to lock down upon the lensboard; this was necessary because the UDL is the same diameter as the lensboard, 5.5". 4 spacers go between the UDL and the lensboard at the 4 corners to ensure parallelism and to take pressure off of the blade closing mechanism. You will not find a better UDL on Sinar lensboard--if you find any at all. These are in great demand and scarce to start with. Although $OLD, this is an example of one of the services that I offer. I can mount your UDL on your lensboard or mine. This custom mounting allowed a UDL that, mounted in the usual manner, would not have fit upon a Sinar lensboard. I have no UDL's available presently.
I can oftentimes supply you with the lensboard you need. Sinar, Deardorff, Linhof, Kodak Master View, Cambo and some other lensboards are listed with the cameras that they fit on my VIEW CAMERAS web page and my SINAR CAMERAS web page. I can manufacture lensboards. I can bore holes in lensboards and mount lenses on lensboards.
Wisner lensboards. Three new lensboards about 133mm square. $80 each. One Baltic Birch lensboard for #3 shutter (65mm hole). Neatly counterbored. $80.
2 brass bayonet lensboards for #1 shutters + 2 lensboards. One lensboard is for a 5X7 Toyo Field or a Crown or Speed Grafic. The 2nd lensboard is with a 4.375" mounting ring that will fit the view camera lensboard of your choice. This bayonet lens mounting system is rather special. It was designed and made by a nuclear physicist, who is also a great machinist. He made it for himself. It allowed him to keep his equipment compact, a small gain for such a lot of work. Not to worry, it is your gain.......at a ridiculously low price of $300. Illustrated with a 180mm F5.6 Caltar II N (Rodenstock Sironar), multicoated, in a Copal #1 shutter. The lens may be found on my VIEW CAMERA LENSES web page.
Adaptor, any lens to Sinar and to Crown Graphic or Toyo Field, includes black Sinar lensboard, and 2 brass lensdisks that bayonet into the Horseman board and the Crown Graphic board. Brass disks bored for #1 and #0 shutters. The "apart" view is representative of any of the offerings of brass bayonet lens disks here and elsewhere on my web pages. $300
Crown Graphic lensboards to fit the Toyo Field camera. One has a 46mm hole, with screwholes around that, $25. One is for a #4 Ilex shutter, $125.
4X5 Crown Graphic lensboard (fits the Toyo Field camera), Sinar lensboard, 2 brass lensboards that bayonet into either. Hole sizes are for #0 and #1 shutters. Diameter of the mounting ring is 3.375". $275.
4X4" recessed lensboards for GRAPHIC VIEW II, 32.1mm hole. $75 each.
4X4" 1.5" deep recessed lensboard. This will not fit the Graphic View camera because the width of the recessed part is too wide to fit through the hole in the camera. $100
B&J 6X6" lensboard. 74mm hole. Holes filled. $40. Newly made of Baltic Birch plywood, undrilled, $80. Both lensboards painted with B&J grey paint.
Haloid Corp. lensboard from 11X17" Xerographic copy camera. It held a Wollensak 13" F10 Apochromatic Raptar. 5X5" square, 42-43mm hole. I also have an 11X17" plate holder from this camera listed on my View Camera accessories web page. $35
150mm Helical Focusing Mount. 10.8mm extension. Accepts lens with 29mm X 0.5mmp threads. Screws into camera or flange with 45mm X 0.75mmp threads. Diaphragm in good condition. This could be used for a small macro lens on a small format camera. $50
120mm Helical Focusing Mount. Quality brass helical. If used for a 120mm lens, it will focus to 1.2 meters. 8mm extension. Accepts lens with about 50mm X 0.6mmp threads--but the rear threaded barrel is dented. Screws into camera or flange with about 65mm X 1mmp threads. Marked A VI2. Diaphragm in good condition. This could be used for a small macro lens on a small format camera. $50
Lens caps are the best insurance you can buy for your lens. My stock of ~200 lens caps are primarily for the lenses that I sell. I will list some of the more unusual, hard to find, logo, etc. lens caps that I am willing to sell. The felt lined lenscaps are the best. I measured the inside diameter using an appropriate caliper for the job, but the best way to fit a lenscap is by trying the lenscap on the lens. I will check stock before I ask you to send money. I needed a tiny Schneider lenscap in the early 1980's. It cost me $8 + procurement cost of 2 trips to downtown Chicago. Today, that store is out of business. Other stores will shun you if you bother them with such a request because they know they will lose money on the transaction. Think about it: this is more of a service than a product. I have a minimum shipping charge; see the links at the bottom of this page. I have many more lenscaps, but after cataloging these I have come to the realization that just listing them is too time consuming.
Kodak felt lined metal lenscap designed to fit the Kodak 405mm Portrait lens or fit over a lens with ~120mm outside diameter, RARE, $50 each. 2 available.
Kodak felt lined metal lenscap designed to fit the Kodak 14" Commercial Ektar lens or fit over a lens with ~77mm outside diameter. Tape on lens cap. Velvet on inside top of lens cap, but velvet around inside perimeter is missing. Velvet ribbon may be purchased at a fabric store. $25
Goerz felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~71-72mm outside diameter, $80.
Goerz felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~53-54mm outside diameter, $35.
Zeiss felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~122mm outside diameter, RARE, $40.
Generic felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~122mm outside diameter, $60.
Zeiss felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~70mm outside diameter, RARE, $40.
Zeiss felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~43mm outside diameter, RARE, $70.
Carl Zeiss Jena felt lined perimeter metal lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~42.5mm outside diameter, RARE, $30.
Generic felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~125mm outside diameter, RARE because it is NEW, $60.
Schneider felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~109-110mm outside diameter. $40.
Schneider felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~85mm outside diameter. $40.
Schneider felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~80mm outside diameter. $40.
Schneider plastic with protective center felt dot lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~125mm outside diameter, $50.
Schneider tiny plastic lenscaps designed to fit over lenses with ~34.5mm, 28.5mm and 24mm outside diameters, $10 each. These are marked inside "sn223/72," "sn223-12 28.5mm" and sn223/9-24."
Rodenstock felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~54mm outside diameter. $35.
Gundlach felt lined metal lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~84.5mm outside diameter, $40.
Bausch & Lomb leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~57.5mm outside diameter, $20.
Nikon metal lenscaps with felt lined inside perimeter designed to fit over a lens with ~98.5mm outside diameter. Such lenscaps are usually found on Apo Nikkor lenses. $50 each.
Nikon metal lenscap designed to screw onto a lens with 82mm threads. On the inside it is labeled "82N." $50
Nikon metal lenscap designed to screw into a lens with 72mm filter threads--such as the 20mm Nikkor. $60
Nikon plastic lenscap designed to fit a lens with 80mm outside diameter. Marked "80" inside. $40
Fujinon plastic lenscap designed to fit a lens with 64mm outside diameter. Marked "64" inside. $20
Wollensak metal lenscap with felt lined interior designed to fit over a lens with ~44.5mm outside diameter. $20
Wollensak metal lenscaps with felt lined interior designed to fit over a lens with ~39-40mm outside diameter. Left to right, $20, $20, $10
Wollensak metal lenscaps with felt lined interior designed to fit over a lens with ~36mm outside diameter. $20
Wollensak plastic lenscaps designed to fit inside the front rim or filter threads of a lens. The larger one on the left is marked "J1X" and is designed to fit filter threads of about 28mm inside diameter. The smaller ones on the right is marked "B2X," "2,"and "B" and are designed to fit inside filter threads of about 24mm inside diameter. $20 each or 4 for $50.
Generic felt lined leather lenscap designed to fit over a lens with ~76mm outside diameter, $40.
Bronica plastic rear lens cap. About 47mm tall. About 60mm diameter bayonet mount. $20.
Norita plastic body cap. $30.
Canon plastic lens caps. Body cap and 2 rear lens caps. All 3 for $20.
Unknown plastic lens cap. Outside diameter not including projections is about 56mm. Note the notch in the rim near front and the post on projection at rear. $20.
Canon felt lined metal lens caps to fit over 78mm diameter lens. The one on the left is cleaner and $30. The one on the right is $20. Both, 45.
Mamiya RB plastic lens caps. Front cap is for 77mm inside filter threads. Rear cap is for ~66mm bayonet mount. $40 for both.
Pentax metal lenscap with felt lined inside perimeter designed to fit over a lens with ~51.5mm outside diameter. Such lenscaps are usually found on 1/21 degree Honeywell Pentax spotmeters. Bent rim, $8
"Zeiss Objectives, the eagle eye of your camera" B&W copy of 48 page +1 color plate1933 catalog describing Zeiss lenses including Tessars, Biotar, Sonnar, Biotessar, Tele-Tessar, Protars, Double Protars, Convertible Protars, Dagors, Hypergons, Etc., 48 pages, $50
"Zeiss Optical Equipment for Process Work" B&W copy of 40 page + 2 larger fold out images + separate page price list + color copy of tipped in plate of 1933 catalog describing Zeiss process lenses including Apo Tessars and Apo Planars, $50
C.P.Goerz American Optical Co. "The Golden Dagor," 12 page softcover book with gold rope binding it together, no doubt accompanied a Golden Dagor lens, tiny, covers all Golden Dagors and Wideangle Golden Dagors, lists coverage at various stops, color correction, convertibility of lenses, etc., copy of, $20
"Kodak Lenses shutters and Portra Lenses," 1958, 57 pages, covers lenses of the day, Retina, includes section on "lens performance" and section on "useful optical formulas," Mint-, $20
"Kodak Lenses for Professional Photography," 1951, 16 pages, softcover, covers F6.3 Commercial Ektars, F4.5 Ektars, F6.3 Kodak Wide Field Ektars, F4.5 Kodak Portrait lenses, and Kodak Enlarging lenses, copy of, $25
"Kodak Wide Field Ektar Lenses," 190mm and 250mm, in Ilex Shutters," 6 page brochure that came with the lenses when new, copy of, $20
"Kodak Portrait Lens, 305mm, in Ilex No. 5 Universal Synchro Shutter," 7 page brochure that came with the lenses when new, copy of, $25
"Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. Photographic Lenses" catalog H, 1907, brief history, description of lenses, lens abberations, graph for determining f.l. of lenses given desired angle of view and format, covers B&L-Zeiss Tessar series Ic F4.5 and IIb F6.3 lenses, B&L-Zeiss series IV F12.5 wideangle, B&L-Zeiss series V F18 extreme wideangle, B&L-Zeiss Protar series VII lenses, 26 pages, copy, $30
Copy of chapter VII, "Types of Photographic Objectives," from "Lenses in Photography, the practical guide to optics for photographers," by Rudolf Kingslake, director of optical design Eastman Kodak Co., ca 1951, $40
"Development of the Photographic Objective" and "The Optics of Photographic Lenses" by Kingslake, 2 chapters from a book. I have not found a book by Kingslake (and certainly not by anyone else) that is as good as these 2 chapters combined for the purpose of learning about lenses, their design, their coverage. etc. $50 for copies of both chapers.
"Photography Principles and Practice" by C. B. Neblette, 1942, hardcover, 865 pages, 7 sections, 34 chapers, another great text covering all aspects of photography, including an excellent chaper on lenses, one of the few texts that lists F-stops and US stops in comparison chart, easy for the photographer to understand, also good easy to understand and use formulas for calculating depth of field and hyperfocal distance, B&W plates, Ex, $150, copy of lens chapter by itself, $40
"The Photographic Process," by Mack & Martin, 1939, hardcover, 586 pages, 14 chapters, Photographic Mathematics appendix, Formulary appendix, photographic manual appendix, color and B&W plates, good chapters on lens theory, highly technical, Mint-, $75
"Introducing the Imagon," 4 page vintage publication by Josef Folding distributed by Rodenstock, gives suggestions on how to use the lens for best results, copy of, $20
"Rodenstock Imagon," illustrated color booklet by Rodenstock describing the modern Imagon lens, ca 1978, in English, copy of, $35
"The Rodenstock Imagon lens," temporary condensed instructions, from 12/56, copy, $10
Rodenstock technical pages on the 200mm Imagon and the cameras that it will fit--including adapters with part numbers, 2 pages, copy, $15
"Wollensak Lenses and shutters," copyright 1919, covering Velostigmats, Verito diffused Focus, Vitax Portrait, Vesta Portrait, Versar Portrait and View, copy of, $25