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1banjo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: my toy 270mm Reply with quote

hey all
I just got my last toy & its not quit what I was thinking it would be!
VINTAGE RODENSTOCK-ROTELER 270 MM f5.6 LENS S#45572xx
AND its a 2LBS 3ozs of glass that was not what my other
RODENSTOCK-ROTELER 270 MM LENS f6.6 is its only 1 lbs 8ozs
the f5.6 needs a 67mm filter where my f6.6 has a 55mm filter
when I bid I did not look at what F stop it was or what F stop the other
was! so that my big Surprise as I was not looking for it to be what I got!!

hey Dan I BooBoo when I got my RODENSTOCK-ROTELER 270 MM LENS f6.6
as it wont go in my Century as its back element dimanter is to big even if I try to put it in from the Graflok back as it still to big! I was thinking that it was off
of a XL that it would have to work on my Century too!! so I never even ask what diminter size the back element was !! BUT it don't
BUT this f5.6 is even biger!
SO Dan whaat 270mm tele works on a Century?/
I just think it time I ask!
banjo
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banjo, the VM says that there are two 270/5.6 Rotelars, one for the XL and one for "9x12" but it gives no details. It doesn't mention an f/6.6 one. As we know, the VM is incomplete and sometimes wrong.

You might be able to use yours by hanging it entirely in front of the lens board. Doing this will probably require a stepped bushing behind it (front end screws into back of lens, rear goes through board, is held in place by a retaining ring). Steve Grimes made one such for my 12"/4 TTH tele.

What to get? I dunno. If I were you I'd break down and buy a copy of the VM and try to understand UK-made tele lenses. Dallmeyer and Ross, mainly, some of theirs turn up in shutters. BTW, I can't figure 'em out but I'm not motivated ...

I'd also visit Schneider's archives at http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/archiv/archiv.htm to find out more about their teles. Tele-Xenar, Tele-Arton. The VM says Tele-Artons are better. AFAIK Rodenstock has nothing like Schneider's archive.

I'm sorry, but the days of the cheap 12"/4 TTH telephotos seem to be over. See, e.g., http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150741588341 . I sold that lens to Jim, lost money on it, but that was then. Won't do for a Century but is the longest lens that's comfortable on a 2x3 Speed.
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