What lens?

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Just out of curiosity, I recently saw a LF lens (new) I think it was a Rodenstock, but instead of having a black paint finish, the barrel was a dull gold colour....anyone shed some light on what it may have been, I think it was a 150mm. Regards Paul PS Don't intend getting one just a bit curious as to the why's and wherefores of such a "beauty".

-- paul owen (paulowen_2000@yahoo.com), April 30, 2001


Hi Paul!

well, there is a very good chance it was a "Dokter" lens, this brand produced very fine lenses and shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall went into the hands of rodenstock and, although I an not absolutely shure about this, it ceased the produktion under the name DOKTER

-- andrea milano (milandro@multiweb.nl), May 01, 2001.

Dear Paul, The other answer is that the lens could have been one of the special edition lenses SCHNEIDER made about 10 years ago, from memory they made Three versions a 90 Super angulon and a 150 and 210 APO Symmar .These all had Gold Plated front Lens mounts with an SE number......If you feel you need one i still have a new 150/5.6 in stock....... Yours Robert

-- Robert White (robert@robertwhite.co.uk), May 03, 2001.

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