Carl Zeiss Designed 110mm 1:8 HOLOGON lens/compur shutter for LINHOF large format cameras - Part V
One of the most amazing thing of the Internet is, using positively it is like a super library. For those who thought you know all about Hologon, you may find you are out of sight again. Here is a Carl Zeiss Designed 110mm/8 Hologon designed to fit Linhof large format cameras. According to the active online auctioneer, Leicashop®'s auction literature which says " ... A truly unique prototype lens by Carl Zeiss in Compur Shutter for Linhof cameras, covers 13 x 18cm format. Approx. year 1966 ...". The year mentioned could easily changed some of the long time references that relates to the Hologon lens and could well pushing the development time of the Hologon design half a decade from most general belief.
Next is, it may not be able to judge its huge dimension based on photo(s) alone. Thanks to smart working folks at Leicashop®, where the photographer had cleverly pairing the huge 8/110mm lens with an original made-for-Leica 8/15mm Hologon lens for 135 format side by side. This offers us with a rough idea just how BIG the Linhof / Zeiss 8/110mm Hologon is. Just to satisfy your curiosity, this museum piece-like prototype 8/110mm Hologon for Linhof has an auction BUY-NOW price of EU28,000-00 !
Credit: All images courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.
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NOTE:- Basic visual references only for some of the popular series, other combinations/variations may exist.
Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House as well as some of the primary Images courtesy of camera$@EBAY® who also operates an EBAY STORE. Both online trade centres can find many used RARE pieces of Nikon, Leica and other old classic photo equipment, ALL images appeared herein belongs to the respective contributors and are copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.