What is the oldest lens you own?

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eyeswideshut Regular Member • Posts: 338
Re: Post WWII - the birth of “modern lenses”?

E Dinkla wrote:

ProfHankD wrote:

US camera stuff tends to be from Rochester, NY... although there were a few other hot spots too. Most lenses seemed to be done with a lot of German collaborators. However, the US never really had a dominant role in smaller cameras and lenses -- unless you count the Kodak Brownie, Instamatic, etc., which weren't seen as serious cameras. They continued to do well in large format stuff at least through the 1970s. I think Argus was probably the biggest US brand in compact cameras....

Just after WWI Japan's Nippon Kogaku hired eight German optical engineers to improve its knowledge of optical instrument production. I guess similar German knowledge also went to Russia after WWI and it sure did after WWII to the USSR but less voluntary. The UK had its Dallmeyer etc.

Met vriendelijke groet, Ernst
No photographer's gear list is complete without the printer mentioned !

John Henry Dallmeyer, née Hans Heinrich Dallmeyer from Westphalia in Germany...

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