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Carl Meyer Wide Angle (Raptar/Optar) 90mm f/6.8-- LF or Frankenstein Projects Marketplace Listing

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Carl Meyer Wide Angle (Raptar/Optar) 90mm f/6.8-- LF or Frankenstein Projects

Asking Price
30.00 USD

Item Location
Arizona (United States)

Item Description
hey everyone,

I know there aren't a ton of LF users on this forum, but I figure it's worth a shot, as well as for DIY Franken Cameras and the like. Not looking for much compared to market value.

Through my research, it's a rebadged Wollensak Raptar Wide Angle 90mm f/6.8 lens. A couple cleaning marks and a bit of haze, but sharp corner to corner on 4x5 film @f/22, and very nice in the center about 1" out at f/8-f/11.

These in shutter usually go for about $100 or so, $80 or so with an erratic shutter. Cells like these alone (Wollensak branded) go for $50-$60.

The shutter with this is missing the main spring. I pulled it apart to clean it (easy on these Alphax's) and the main spring flew out, never to be found again. Before this, the shutter worked and was accurate at 1/200, T and B. Slower speeds were fast (hence my cleaning).

This would be a good Bargain wide angle if you have a Speed Graphic, and a good deal if you graft it into another shutter, or fix this one.

I considered mounting it in some plunger type bellows as a tilt-shift lens for a DSLR, but if I want those effects, I'm just going to shoot my LF camera anyway.

Please email me if you have any questions.

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No returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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