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Gorgeous COATED Soft Focus Wollensak Varium 14" f/3.5
How often can you find a COATED 8x10 large format lens of this 1920's vintage? Soft Focus wide open, relatively sharp stopped down. It can also be shot with the rear element only. Variums were produced in 3 focal lengths: 14" 16" or 19". All apparently left the Wollensak factory uncoated.
Studio No. 5 shutter, F/ 3.5 to f/22, controls work smoothly. Judging from the sticker on the lens barrel, this gorgeous lens was apparently refinished and coated by Burke & James in Chicago.
It's presently mounted on a 6x6 lens board.
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