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LW Kranz (Braunschweig) Petzval Lens

I recently acquired an L.W. Kranz lens but have no good idea of what I really have.  Examples of other lenses by this maker I found on the web have a number engraved either above or below the maker's…Continue

Started Oct 7

Wood Block Photo Printing?
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Hi All,I bought this wood block photo at an estate sale in New Jersey, USA.  To my untrained eye, it looks like it would be used to make prints of this photo.  It is etched in some parts such as the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Richter Oct 16, 2018.

Please help a novice crack this photo mystery
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Dear Photography Experts and Enthusiasts:I am an antique photo novice and recently purchased two antique-looking "reverse glass?" photos/postcards of Antwerp - included in this posting.  They are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Novak Jun 11, 2018.

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LW Kranz (Braunschweig) Petzval Lens

I recently acquired an L.W. Kranz lens but have no good idea of what I really have.  Examples of other lenses by this maker I found on the web have a number engraved either above or below the maker's name, but the one I have does not.  It's 14cm tall with a 7cm diameter of the lens itself, as you can see in the photos.  I would really appreciate any information you can provide, such as the model number, year made, and if possible, the value of such a lens in today's market.  Thank you,Ben…See More
Oct 7

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