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A frend of mine has a surplus shop and has the world's visiable supply of old Polaroid scope cameras that the government sold for scrap. I brought a couple of Wolensack lenses in shutters but haven't mounted them on boards yets. They are 75mm and 1 to 1. At infinity they only have about a 3" image circle but at 1 to 1 they cover 4X5 just fine. It would seem like they would be great to photograph bugs and flowers, or would I be better off to just use one of my normal lenses with a long bellows?
-- Neal Shields (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2001
They aren't reputed to be great lenses, but try one out and let us know how they work for you!
-- David Goldfarb (email@example.com), December 14, 2001.
I have one and I have used it for Table Top Work. I is very nice for that. The large apature is a great help in focusing.
They were origionally designed to Take Photographs of an Oscilliscope image (before the avaialability of Digital storage scopes)... Mike
-- Mike Phifer (Phiferm@aol.com), December 14, 2001.
That sounds like a fun thing to play with. Does he have some to sell at a good price?
-- Jason J. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 2001.