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60/1.5 Carl Meyer Speed Anastigmat

Mystery Lens

 

 

So far as I have been able to determine, this lens is virtually unknown.   It is not listed in the Exakta Cameras 1933-1978 book, nor is it listed in the Exakta Lens List.  There are a lot of strange things about it:

Guessing, I would think it was made for some sort of lab or instrumentation documentation during the early to middle 50's when Exakta owned the SLR market.  With the "OC" serial number, Exakta super collector Gary Cullen thinks it could be an oscilloscope recording lens with a focusing mount added. 

 

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On the other hand, maybe the "OC" stands for "Other Contingencies " and it was used in secret US Government work to document the Alien crash at Roswell.....hmmmm.  I wonder if it glows in the dark.


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