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JEFF MORFIT



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Ektar 152mm Reply with quote

Just purchased an Ektar 152mm lens with the MX flash selctor switch. What I am curious to know is about what year this lens would have been manufactured.
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C. Henry



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two letters that start the serial numbers on Ektar lenses are a code to the year of manufacture.
C=1, A=2, M=3, E=4, R=5, O=6, S=7, I=8, T=9, & Y=0.

C. Henry
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Henry



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! The 152 is considered "normal" for 4x5 (Dan Fromm, where are you?), and should give you great results. In my experience, they aren't particularly easy to come by, either. Lots of 135s and 127s floating around (both slightly W.A. for 4x5), but for some reason, probably having to do with coverage when used as a press photog's lens, you don't see many of these 152s cropping up (no pun intended!).
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm right here, Henry, agree with you completely.
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Henry



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Dan. May I use that statement over and over again?
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As many times as you want, Henry.
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