Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'mystery'.
Found 2 results
Hi, I'm a professional photographer with a penchant for vintage rangefinders. A few years ago, I bought a lot of photo equipment at an electronics recycler. In it were several pieces of ultra high-end equipment, including some Nikon RF tele lenses, making it an absolute score. However, there is one piece that still to this day baffles me. At first, it appeared to be the rear group of elements for a large format lens. However, I have never been able to find a single piece of information regarding this piece of equipment. It is labeled as "ELCAN f/9.5 170mm Leitz Canada 090-0104" with "Lens Made In Canada" in smaller print. I don't know whether this is a scientific lens, part of a large format lens, or some other special-application piece, so ANY information would be VERY greatly appreciated. Since I don't have any idea what the lens is for, I obviously do not have a use for it, so I would like to sell it, and would like to have as much information as possible. Thanks in advance!
Who will solve this one? I have attached an interesting photo of Winogrand working, taken by photographer Tod Papageorge in 1967. The problem is as follows: Winogrand is using two Leicas (I assume) - up to his eye is one with a Canon 35mm f/1.8 attached. Down towards his left hip is another camera with a mystery lens. Which one is it? As Papageorge took this picture, Winogrand had just finished taking one of his most famous photographs. Seemingly with a 35mm Canon (not the well known 28mm he often used, and perhaps even made famous). Also of interest, I have actually seen his contact print. The roll starts off in London, then BOOM, first strike back in Central Park gives an iconic photo. This should be fun!