What is a Rodenstock Perigon

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Any information would be appreciated, I have picked up a 110mm f:12 "Rodenstock-Weitwinkel-Perigon" lens in Compur Rapid shutter. Appears to be coated. What were these made for and what do they cover? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

-- Kevin Crisp (KRCrisp@aol.com), December 28, 2001


With the serial number of the lens we can tell you when it was made (assuming after 1910).

-- Bob Salomon (bob@hpmarketingcorp.com), December 28, 2001.

Maybe it's a new type of champagne?


Happy Holidays Peter Brown

-- Peter L Brown (photo_illustration@bigpond.com), December 28, 2001.

Hi Kevin,

Your Rodenstock Weitwinkel Perigon 110/12 is a very rare lens. I have a very late 130/12 (came in barrel, but can be directly screwed into a Copal #0 shutter) for my 8x10. Rodenstock indicates that this lens has an IC about 380mm, but my experiment showed that the actual IC is slightly more than 400 mm. It would give me plenty of movement (more than I usually need). By same token you can figure out your Perigon coverage. Say it's about 110 degree. Should cover 5x7 nicely, and maybe just cover 8x10. Unless you have a pre-WWII version. Then,it's a different animal. Happy new year!

-- Geoffrey Chen (DB45TEK@AOL.COM), January 02, 2002.

I wonder if it's of the same design as my Berthiot Perigraphe 120/f:14, which covers 8x10". There were a number of these very small ultrawides at one time.

-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), January 03, 2002.

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