Free Hansa 75mm f/3.5 Enlarging lens

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  1. aoresteen

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    I have a Hansa 75mm enlarging lens that came with an enlarger bundle that I bought. I do not need it and would like to give to a needy student in the USA.

    Lens is Leica mount but does not have a jam ring.

    First USA student (HS or college) to contact (PM) me can have it for postage only. If no students reply then I will swap it for a roll of 120 HP-5 plus postage.

    Merry Christmas!
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    I have too many or I'd say please will you post to Europe, plus I don't deserve it :D

    It's a Canon lens that was the name they used to use.

    Ian.
     
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    There was just a thread questioning why Canon, didn't make enlarging lenses. Or did they?
     
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    The Hansa company made the Hansa Canon, (a Leica copy) they became the Canon Camera company after WWII in 1947, Hansa also sold a 35mm enlarger with a Hansa lens. The camera and enlarger (with lens) were advertised in a few pre WWII BJP Almanacs, Oriental advertised papers and Charten/Asuma Jpanese copies of British plate cameras (two models).

    So a nice lens with history :D

    Ian
     
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    aoresteen

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    I doubt that this is an early Hansa product. Looks like a lens from the 80's. It is a Hansa in name only.