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Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs

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From: "Jerry Lehrer" <jerryleh  >
To: <rollei  
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs

> Richard
> I say it again!  In 1952, I saw a H'blad Ektar apart at
> Heinemann's
> shop.  It was FIVE (5) elements.  OH said that it looked
just like a
> Medalist lens.  Maybe the first Ektars were 4 element
Tessars, but
> the later ones were not.  There is no need to count
F**$^@g reflections
> when the lens is apart and you can see the cemented
> I can supply no more than my eyewitness report.
> End of discussion!
> Jerry
  That's what I wanted to know. I was pretty sure they are
Heliars of the Altman type. He designed the lens for the
Medalist and the similar lens for small press cameras. Kodak
also built some others of the type.
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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA