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  1. #1 LOMO Round Front 50mm T1.5 - REHOUSED / INTERNAL FOCUS 
    Senior Member Mark LaFleur's Avatar
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    For sale is quite literally a one of a kind LOMO Round Front 50mm T1.5, rehoused by Van Diemen. There are very few of these high speed LOMO anamorphics in existence and this is the only rehoused one out there.

    Most folks are familiar with the "standard speed," f2 LOMO Round Fronts, which are fantastic. They did however make a few sets of high speed Round Fronts. There was a set of non rehoused LOMO High Speeds for sale recently actually (35mm, 50mm, 75mm). They are very rare, but they are out there. This was not a situation where I put a high speed lens behind a LOMO Round Front Anamorphic front, which is completely doable. This is a purpose built lens, that does share a lot fo DNA with the standard LOMO Round Fronts. However the optical design for this lens is unique to the high speed anamorphic sets they were building.

    The base 50mm lens is a 50mm f1.2. The resulting lens is amazing. You can actually shoot it wide open for a dreamy look. Stop it down to T2 and it's sharper than most vintage Anamorphic lenses. At T2.8 it's quite sharp, sharper than standard speed LOMOs. It's got nice barrel distortion, and flares typical of LOMOs. The lens was overhauled and rehoused by Van Diemen. The lens now has INTERNAL FOCUS, which means no more telescoping and rotating front! It's matte box friendly! It has a standard 134mm front, so it will work with any 4x5.65 clip-on matte box out there. And of course it now has a stainless steel PL mount.

    OPTICALLY
    The glass is in excellent condition for its age. Front and rear coatings are in great shape. NO deep scratches. There are a few light hairline cleaning marks, and there is a small chip on the very outer edge of one of the internal elements. Neither the cleaning marks or the small chip effect image quality.

    MECHANICALLY
    Excellent. The lens was just rehoused, so mechanically the lens is in great shape, ready to work. Focus and iris rings turn smoothly.

    COSMETICALLY
    Like new. The lens was recently rehoused.

    $22,500 or best offer.
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    Hi Mark,
    What's the size and weight of that lens please?
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    7 pounds / 3.17 kg
    7.25 inches (184mm) from flange to lens front
    134mm front diameter
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