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Old 05-03-2019   #1
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Type 150

I have just find this lovely 150 type in near mint condition, whit a beautiful bag and some filter too. Is equipped whit a uncoated xenon lens 2.8 5cm.
Is really so RARE? The inscription in the focusing scale, on the bottom, is in French.
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Old 05-04-2019   #2
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That's a nice find! Only 5107 examples of the IIa Typ 150 were made because of the war. They came in three versions, with the 3,5 Ektar, 2,8 Xenon and 2.0 Xenon. They are rare, but not extremely rare. It took me a decade to find and buy all three versions.


The 2,8 Xenon in these pre-war Retinas is of the "Super-Xenar" construction, a five element version with the front element spilt to allow for better corrections at this speed. It is sharper than the post-war 2,8 Xenar at larger openings. You can use the later, coated, Retina filters on this lens if you want.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5471240392/


The lens is like the five element Xenar on the left.
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Are you planning to use it?
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Old 05-12-2019   #4
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May be in summertime because I have same other cameras to try before....
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