This is the legendary Ilex (designed by Steinheil) 56mm F1.2 lens. Originally designed to be used
This is the legendary Ilex (designed by Steinheil) 56mm F1.2 lens.
Originally designed to be used as an extreme Macro lens for 4X5, with magnification of 1:1 and more.
Covers 4X5 at close up, but has a smaller image circle when focused at infinity.
An amazing super wide lens for a pack film or roll film conversion project, or extreme macro use on any camera.
Also suitable for custom digital camera modifications.
Coated glass is clean with some minor dust specs inside.
Ilex shutter is good and responsive at all speeds - no speed or aperture markings. New owner will have to mark their own scales (easily done & we can assist if needed).
Shutter is similar in size to a Copal #0, though slightly larger.
Speeds sound accurate throughout the range.