Gundlach Radar 12" (305mm) F4.5 lens in Ilex #5 shutter for 8X10 and more
This is an amazing Ultra Large Format super fast lens, which offers a massive image circle which will cover 8X10 and more.
Fairly rare to find in shutter, this is one of the few F4.5 lenses in this focal length. This lens is a bit of an anomaly, as it is marked at F6.3, though it is clearly an F4.5 Radar lens. We measured this and found that in fact, it is F4.5 despite this marking. Aperture scale on shutter corresponds to this as well though F4.5 position is hand marked on shutter face.
High density aperture blades makes for super smooth bokeh (out of focus blur) due to an almost round aperture.
**Includes mounting flange - ask us about mounting this on any lens board.
Shutter: The Ilex #5 works nicely on most speeds - 1/2 and 1' run fast.
Glass: Glass is generally clean with a few internal dust and some very light surface specs/marks as to be expected from a vintage lens like this.
Rear cell has some coating blemishes as to be expected from this era lenses - we have shot extensively with this lens both indoors and outdoors and have only seen excellent results.