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condition: good
make / manufacturer: G. Leitmeyr Munchen
model name / number: Weitwinkel Anastigmat
size / dimensions: 1:6.8F -9cm

9cm f6.8 Leitmeyr Munchen Weitwinkel Anastigmat Large Format Camera lens

is in good condition all functions work, altho I haven't had a cable release. case is aftermarket



I bought this lens in the mid 90s when I had a Calumet 4X5 studio view camera. I was looking to play with the zone system.

There was an issue with the lens mount for that camera and this lens, that I didn't get around to addressing. Needed to recess the mount.

I got my first digital camera, computer and PhotoShop around that time and became focused on that. The Calumet went away quite some time ago and this lens has been sitting in a drawer since.

All the functions: f-stops shutter speeds are good, the glass is clear and is German glass (I've always been awed by german camera lenses).

I looked up some background/reviews:

Leitmeyr (sometimes spelled incorrectly in English-language materials as "Leitmeyer") was a marketer/distributor. Items came with his name, though he had nothing to do with their actual design.

Has the following wide-angle marquee: Wietwinkel ("wide").

Anastigmat is an optical lens system which compensates for a previously notorious imaging error, the astigmatism. The correction of the astigmatism is achieved primarily by bringing the sagittal and the meridional screens together. This is not physically achievable with single cells. However, in order for an anastigmatic lens to be referred to as anastigmat, the image field curvature must also be eliminated. The first anastigmatic lens was the four-lens protar developed by Paul Rudolph in 1890 for Zeiss. The simplest Anastigmat is the Cooke triplet, which was developed a little later, from a convex, a concave and a further convex lens. On the Cooke Triplet, other important lenses, such as the four-lens Tessar type, are being built. Here, the rear lens has been replaced by a cemented lens combination. Objective lenses in the manner of a Gaussian double lens are also usually anastigmates. Originally it was strictly symmetrical, later also more complex, non-symmetrical designs.

It is a rather sharp lens, for a third-party maker. Not the best, but might be the best for the money - as it is not an expensive lens.
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