Homocentric - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Homocentric

1902

Ross Ltd

London

England

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Series V No.1. f8, 5"

Lens Type:
Anastigmat, Double Gauss type. 4 elements.

Iris diaphragm to f22. Brass mount. For quarter-plate.

Serial Number:
63682 .

Notes:
Sold by J.A. Sinclair & Co. 54 Haymarket.

Designed by G. Richmond, four series were produced: f5.6, f6.3, f8 and an f8 process lens. All but the last were intended for general use especially with hand cameras. An f6.8 Compound Homocentric was of different design. An f4.5 series with an unsymmetrical layout was introduced in 1912.

References & Notes:
BJA 1903, pp. 36, 905. BJA 1905, pp. 36, 917A. BJA 1912, pp. 40, 713. N&G 1908, p. 69. Sinclair Cat. 1910, p. 127. Kingslake, pp. 118, 122. Neblette, Principles and Practice, p. 121.

Isostigmar

1906

R & J Beck Ltd

London

England

Series IV. f6.3, 3.5"

Lens Type:
Anastigmat, Double-Gauss type. 5 elements.

Iris diaphragm to f22. Aluminium mount. For 3 " x 4 ".

Serial Number:
117576 .

The Isostigmar was produced in the following series:

I1906f4.53 - 12"
Ia1908f6.59 - 19"Long focus
II1906f5.82 - 8 "Combinable
III1906f7.74 - 9 "Combinable
IV1906f6.33 - 7"Wide-angle, 90 angle of view
V1908f1111 - 30"Process lens
VI1908f5.69 - 17"Portrait lens with variable softness
O1913f3.52 - 8 "
IIaf5.54 - 8 "Combinable

The Isostigmar was also sold as the Ensign Anastigmat.

References & Notes:
BP 27180/1906. BP 14673/1908. BJA 1908, pp. 118, 590. BJA 1909, pp. 112, 729. BJA 1910, p. 654. BJA 1911, p. 108. BJA 1917, p. 64. Phot. Lenses Simple Treatise 7th ed., pp. 288, 142. Kingslake, p. 120.

Omnar

c. 1901

Rathenow Optische-Industrie Anstalt vorm. Emil Busch

Rathenow

Germany

Series III No. 3. f7.7, 7 "

Lens Type:
Anastigmat. 4 elements 80 angle.

Iris diaphragm to f45. Black painted mount. For 7" x 5".

With:
Lens cap.

Introduced in the early 1900s, the Omnar was produced in three series: I f4.5 in lengths of 5 ⅛ - 10"; II f5.5 in lengths 3 9/16 - 17 "; III f7.7 in lengths 3 - 12". When first advertised the lens was known as the Busch Anastigmat.

References & Notes:
BJA 1903, p. 919. BJA 1905, p. 441. BJA 1906, p. 438. BJA 1912, p. 381. Kingslake, p. 118. Neblette, Principles and Practice, pp. 122, 565.


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