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A.F.R. was a Paris-based lens manufacturer or distributor. At present very little is known about them. The lenses carry the motif of the rising sun, with the company name below and the motto SINE SOLE NIHIL ('Nothing without Sun') in a arc above.

Known is the following AFR lens which exists in a number of focal lengths:

  • Anastigmat Symètrique[1]
    • 11cm f/6.8[2]
    • 13.5cm f/6.8[3]
    • 17cm f/6.8 Series A Nº 8 [4]
    • 26cm f/6/8 Series A Nº 12[5]


References

  1. M. Wilkinson and C. Glanfield (A lens collector's vademecum, 2001) speculate that the Anastigmat Symètrique is a Goerz Dagor design.
  2. s/n 123 [documentation] Photographica Dirk HR Spennemann
  3. s/n 264 and 265 (pair) in Art.....A Very Old Stereoscopic Camera); s/n 295 depicted in M. Wilkinson and C. Glanfield (2001), A lens collector's vademecum. Fig 023024*; s/n 2xx fotochaton.exblog.jp
  4. pair, in Clement & Gilmer Stereo Camera (Bohams,The Tobias Camera & Magic Lantern Collection (2005) Lot 94. Note that the auction listing claims that the aperture it f/5.6, but an inspection of the image shows that it is in fact f/6.8.
  5. s/n 140 (seen in an on-line auction, February 2012).
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