Old Zeiss Goertz-Dagor 24 cm

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I have an old no name 5" x 7" wooden field camera that has a few basic movements and a 24 cm f6,8 Goertz-Dagor in a Compur shutter.Improvising a mock bigger format camera with a sheet of cardboard and a black-cloth in a dark corner I find that it has an amazingly large image. Does anyone have specifics of this particular lens and would it be suitable for 8" x 10" ?

Thanks Richard

-- Richard Årlin (rarlin@algonet.se), September 27, 2001


Richard: The 240 Dagor would be a slightly wide angle lens on 8x10 and should cover fine with room for some movements. They are considered fine lenses with a larger image circle than the tessar designs. Give it a try.


-- Doug Paramore (dougmary@alaweb.com), September 27, 2001.

That's 9 1/2 " right? I use an 8 1/2" and it works with limited movement -- limited to the rear standard. You should be flying. Dean

-- Dean Lastoria (dvlastor@sfu.ca), September 27, 2001.


Just be sure that the Compur is working correctly. I think it should be a dialset rather than a later rimset; I prefer the dialset anyway. And of course the lens is in good condition with no cement separation, and the groups are secure in their cells: I have a Dagor whose front group got a bit loose in its cell and it's no fun.

-- Samuel Tang (samueltang@austarmetro.com.au), September 28, 2001.

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