Monday

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!