Upon inspection I find 2 cemented
doublets and quite
large. I think to myself it must be an old RR and if
it is f8 it will be about 22 inch focal length. I gave
a well needed bath in the kitchen sink.
On Monday I discover that these
are 2 very different
thread styles and indeed the thread that would engage
a barrel are different pitch and size. No matched set
these. I also discovered that both would engage a
piece of 3" ABS sewer pipe fairly easily, and thus
the vulgar name. I cut a 4" piece and assembled my
More surprises. I discover
that when combined, my
mismatched set focuses at infinity at about 7 3/4"
which gives an effective aperture of about f3.2 with
some pretty wild results. Since the lens is so fast
and I'll be dealing with a Packard shutter I grab some
loads of Freestyle APHS Ortho film. ASA 3.
The results are either real interesting
you'll be thinking to yourself, the lens is aptly named!
'39 Ford coming out of winter hibernation
Worlds most photographed '39 Ford Pickup
Wearing the NEVADA plate proudly
a double exposure. I was trying to
get 2 distinct focus planes but it backfired.
Dynamic duo. My bride on the left and her friend Pat.
These 2 ladies get more work done by accident
than I ever will on purpose.
Notice especially in the portrait of the ladies how
the lens lifts them out of their background.
This would be a stellar lens for full plate work.