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TILTING 150mm f2.8 Xenotar

For those who previously asked to be notified you may be pleased to know that this lens, tilting mount, spare Pacemaker Graflex board with retainer, and helicoid are possibly available.

Use on your Pentax 67 for amazing tilt photography and on your Speed Graphic for superb results the Xenotar is known for and has delivered for New55 in its posted shots.

What could be more wonderful, unusual, and rare than a tilt lens for a Pentax 67 that focuses to infinity with a tilt?  And that tilt lens is a Schneider Xenotar 150mm f2.8! The lens is in perfect condition, no marks, and certainly no scratches, mounted in a custom machined tilt that attaches to a Pentax 67 helicoid, itself a desirable and scarce item.

I am selling this lens to support New55.  The barrel Xenotar would sell - for who knows. I put a lot into the mount. Offers are being considered and if nobody wants to buy this I will sell the parts separately.  And by the way, YOU can, if you buy this lens, use the lens on your 4x5 very easily, and the helicoid on other lenses for your P67.

Another lens I hate to part with. Click on the photograph to see its near bokeh which is very good and the center sharpness on the Pentax 67.  Below is another shot using the Xenotar f2.8 150mm on the Speed Graphic at about f8.  It does it all.

Shot wide open on a Pentax 67 and processed in monobath!
Cropped Xenotar shot. Click and fill your screen to see the details


Ultimate Aero Ektar - SOLD to a very lucky person

 One of the nicest, and latest, Kodak Aero Ektar 7 inch, f2.5 lenses I have seen. With a date code of 1950, this beautiful, slim example has the advantage of lighter weight and smaller OD that can be very useful in tight spaces.  The rear thread of this Aero Ektar is the same as any AE you will see, and fits in the JoLo mount and many other Aero Ektar mounts. The threads are smooth and clean.

The glass is wonderful and appears to have a multicoating on it! I cannot tell for sure but the color of the coating does appear to be of a later variety, and it is defect-free, with no cleaning marks and certainly no scratches. It is clean, and clear, with some evidence of the usual yellowing of the thorium elements, lightened some after a short exposure to some short wave light, and probably destined to go lighter still.

The aperture ring is smooth and this example appears to have no click stops.  Inside there is a bit of what we call Schneideritis which is the interior only effect of all Schneider lenses that can be seen a bit in one of the pictures. Imagine if this lens was made by them. I don't know.  There is also one very small bump that can be seen inside that looks like something from the factory, perhaps 3mm in size, that is apparently not a defect, just something that can be seen with close scrutiny. As can be seen in a later image, the hood area is excellent though with a few slight scratches, almost unnoticeable near the TWO DOTS. One yellow, and another purple dot.  RC109,Yellow Purple.  My favorite AE ever, being sold to the highest offer to fund New55.  I want to get $1000 for this lens, which has a 3 day return privilege, shipped to the US location for free via UPS, or elsewhere at your cost.

Yes, I know this is twice what the regular AEs go for. If you want the best, this may be for you. Call at the lab for more information (you can get the number here) or email me via the same route.
This lens is SOLD. I hated to let it go, as I am sure I will never see another, but it is going to a good home. Thank you for supporting New55!

Variable Viewfinder for 4x5 cameras - SOLD

This has been sold, thank you!
 Here is one of those adjustable viewfinders with the clever enough mask system and a dial that corresponds with the fields-of-view of various lenses to be used on a 4x5 camera.

The optics of this device make it impossible for me to use with glasses, but without glasses it seems to work alright.

Click on the images for a closer view.

Then send $35 to me and I will mail it to you. Proceeds go to New55.

JOBO 4x5 loader and reel- SOLD. Thank You

 No cracks, no chips, just easy loading in the dark of up to 6 sheets of 4x5 film using the interesting/zany/practical film guide shown here.

You supply a tank to dunk it in.

Off me something for it. Proceeds go to New55.


Very Fine Graflex Super D 4x5 SOLD


I've had several and converted them to graflok backs. This is by far the nicest of all.

Here is a link to more images of this ultimate 4x5 SLR.

Purchases from the store go to support the development of New55, and provide indication of the strength of the demand from users.

Price: $1000, free shipping within the US.



SOLD! Waterbury Scovill Brass Lens with rotary stops

 SOLD to a lucky person!

Lovely Waterbury Scovill 10" lens in excellent original condition, original surface finish, glass clear and unmarked, and smooth working rotary stops. Comes with screw in mounting flange. I will mount this onto a Pacemaker style lens board for an additional $25 so you can enjoy this antique single element meniscus with your focal plane shutter.

Realistically priced at $300.  Shipping to US locations $12 via UPS only.

All proceeds go to support the development of New55 FILM

How to Buy

Submit $312 (lens+shipping) or $337 (lens + lensboard + shipping) to

It's easy: Go to and select "send payment". Follow the instructions and use a credit card or your own paypal account.  Paypal is a safe and convenient way to conduct this transaction.

Include your shipping address.

nice original condition