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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Great Moments in Marketing, Part 3426

T.O.P.'s resident View Camera Museum Curator and View Camera Graveyard Custodian Dr. Dr. Grad found this while rummaging around in—well, if the Smithsonian is the Nation's attic, what is eBay?—the Nation's garage. This six-pound, nearly foot-long lens would have been used on one of the behemoth, studio-bound portrait cameras from days of yore, of the sort Timothy Greenfield-Sanders made himself famous with by using for headshots.

Lovely, but, as Oren points out, there's one particularly delightful thing about it. Is that the best name ever for a portrait lens, or what? (Click on the image if it's too small to read.) Brilliant.


UPDATE: The lens sold for $152.50.

Posted by: OREN GRAD


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here is the camera to put it on.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If memory serves,wasn't the Anencephaloscope an autofocus version of this lens?

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see from the pictures, that this is the screw-mount version. If only it had the K-mount...

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a 4/3 version? In black?

4:07 AM  
Anonymous oren said...

Is there a 4/3 version?

This is a 4/3 version - should work beautifully on the whole plate (6.5x8.5 nominal, approx. 6x8 actual) format.

9:43 AM  

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