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BEIR BEIRAX II

anthony marsh

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I have just acquired a BEIR BEIRAX II with a 105 mm 4.5 E. LUDWIG MERITAR. Does anyone know what quality it might be? It is coated so that is a plus however I have no idea how it will perform with black and white film.
 

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I had to look the lens up- it is a classic Cooke Triplet design, and should do quite well on medium format. For 35mm cameras- it was the entry level design. Most higher end Polaroid "Pack" cameras had a glass triplet.
 

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Thank you, it has been difficult finding any information about it. Would I be correct in assuming that it may be fairly good stopped down between f8 and f 11?
 

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I would think F8 will do well, and F11 probably a bit better. No diffraction issues with a 105mm lens.

The Argus C-3 has the 50mm F3.5 "Cintagon", which is a classic Cooke Triplet. I converted one for use on the Leica- it was quite good.
 
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