Navitart lenses..anyone heard of them? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Anyone know anything about Navitar lenses - who made/makes them, when were they made, quality etc?


Tim A

-- Tim Atherton (, October 21, 1998


Navitar lenses are flat-field projection lenses, and are excellent for slide projection in large lecture halls.

-- Dick Fish (, October 22, 1998.

This is a 150mm 5,6 Navitar in a Copal 0 shutter, so what is this? Any ideas?

-- Tim Atherton (, October 22, 1998.


I had a Navitar 150mm lens which was bundled with my Arca-Swiss 5x4" camera when I bought it. I found it was a bit limited with 5x4" - it had very little coverage, and could vignette with almost the slightest of movement. The overall quality wasn't too bad, but my new Rodenstock lenses are in a different league...

Best regards

David Nash

-- David Nash (, October 24, 1998.

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