Bis-Telar - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Bis-Telar

1905

Rathenow Optische-Industrie Anstalt vorm. Emil Busch

Rathenow

Germany

Image of Bis-Telar

Series II No. 3. f7, 16"

Lens Type:
Telephoto.

Iris diaphragm to f64. Black painted mount. 8 ¼" bellows extension. For half-plate.

Series III No. 3. f9, 14"

Iris diaphragm to f45. Brass mount. 8 ¼" bellows extension. For half-plate.

Serial Number:
201475 (c. 1910) .

The Bis-Telar, designed by K. Martin, was the first fixed separation telephoto lens. Two series were produced:

  • The first for general use with an aperture of f9 giving a 1 ⅔ magnification in focal lengths from 7 - 14".
  • The second (c. 1908) at f7 in lengths of 8 - 22" for up to whole-plate.
The Bis-Telar was available as lens cells to be fitted each side of a leaf shutter. A third series was for aerial photography with an aperture was f9.

References & Notes:
BJA 1906, p. 439. BJA 1907, p. 869. BJA 1909, pp. 369, 697. BJA 1910, p. 356. BJA 1911, p. 361. BJA 1912, pp. 382, 719. Kingslake, p. 137.

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