Oscilloscope camera lens for 1 to 1

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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 (shields@ftw.com), 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 (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), 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. (janikphoto@yahoo.com), December 18, 2001.

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