Kodak Ektar 127mm F4.7 on Nikon DSLR

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This is the lens from my anniversary Speed Graphic. It was quite easy to adapt to the PB-4 bellows so I can use it on my D800. I believe the lens was made about 1947 and the button on top holds the shutter open for use with the focal plane shutter. Yes, my Speed Graphic also has a focal plane shutter.

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Here are a few shots from the rig...

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Close focus was easy because it was already on the bellows.

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The Bokeh???

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Extar lenses were made from the 1930s to the 1950s for large and small format cameras, cinema cameras, and aerial cameras. They were generally simple, well designed and well corrected. Even one of the Instamatics had an Ektar lens. Many were anastigmats and I think the samples shown here attest to their quality.
 
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Thanks Mike, I like it on my Speed Graphic and it seems to hold up to modern cameras too.
Pete
 

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