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Turner Reich lens

Hooman Aryan , Jan 31, 2006; 09:04 p.m.

I recently purchased a Turner-Reich Anast. F6.8 Series II lens, which can be mounted on a Copal 3 shutter. Depending to the mounting position on the shutter it could be used as 21-inch or 28-inch lens.

Can anyone tell me what could I expect from this lens and its performance? I understand that this is not a high quality lens like today's lenses, but I like to know a bit more. What is this lens best suited for? Has anyone shot with this type of lens?

I shot several 4x5 sheets just today, but haven't seen the results yet. I will post my findings as soon as I get a chance.

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John Kelly , Feb 01, 2006; 06:30 p.m.

I used one extensively with 8X10 about thirty years ago. It's not a Nikor and it was a general purpose lens, not a dedicated portrait lens. I don't think it had enough "character" to use it with that in mind. A good utility lens in its day, and maybe not so much for little 4X5 film.

Michael Axel , Feb 01, 2006; 08:51 p.m.

Many many Hollywood glamour shots were shot with this lens (and the Cooke's). It's a fabulous lens without the coating, I used to own one. I wish I never got rid of it, but I was into 8x10" at the time and it all went at the same time for another system.

I'm not sure how it will work with a 4x5". Some of the charm of the lens is the edge falloff with larger formats, but it should be a lot of fun.

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