The lens is ancient. Probably
1860's. No name
but it's a dead ringer for the Voigtlander of the
same vintage. Compared side by side though the
Voigtlander is more substantial and a bit finer
Each of these has a personality
of it's own. The
very things that would have set it apart as a cheap
imitation of the benchmark Voigtlander then are
the traits that endear a lens to us now.
This one swirls like crazy.
It won't cover an 8X10
plate even moved in close. I think it has personality +
These 4 shots were done on Kodak
Plus X in the
Kodak 2D 8X10 camera. Of course, with such a
handsome subject, how could you make a bad picture?