Kodak’s Fabulous Flop: The Chevron Rangefinder

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Perhaps an overdue addendum to my original post. I wanted to run a roll of color film though this camera, but got distracted by other projects, work, etc.

Anyway, I did get back to it and ran a roll of Provia 100F though my Chevron. My original handling comments remain, however, that Ektar lens sure does not disappoint.

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Fantastic. Do you have higher resolution scans, that you could crop from, so we could get a feel for the resolution?
 
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Fantastic. Do you have higher resolution scans, that you could crop from, so we could get a feel for the resolution?

Yes, unfortunately I have to resize my scans to fit the upload limits here. Full sized .TIFF scans for my Chevron can be seen here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmU6HzYz

Also, here's a 100% crop of the seventh image at 3200 PPI. This was shot at f/5.6 according to my notes as the building was shaded. We may reach the limits of my scanner before we can outresolve the lens though, as it's only an Epson V500 flatbed.

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I was following OP post which stated it did.

The camera is fitted with a Kodak Ektar lens with a focal length of 78mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The lens is a four-element unit focusing Tessar design. It is constructed of high quality optical glass containing Thorium Oxide which has optical properties of high refractivity and low dispersion
 
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I was following OP post which stated it did.

The camera is fitted with a Kodak Ektar lens with a focal length of 78mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The lens is a four-element unit focusing Tessar design. It is constructed of high quality optical glass containing Thorium Oxide which has optical properties of high refractivity and low dispersion

Paul, did someone's post get deleted? To clarify since you asked about the Medalist in particular, the Medalist lens (at least my Medalist I) has no thorium, the Chevron does use Thoriated glass.
 

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This is what said, more of a question.

"I don't believe the Medalist lens had a thorium element?"
 

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Yes, unfortunately I have to resize my scans to fit the upload limits here. Full sized .TIFF scans for my Chevron can be seen here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmU6HzYz

Also, here's a 100% crop of the seventh image at 3200 PPI. This was shot at f/5.6 according to my notes as the building was shaded. We may reach the limits of my scanner before we can outresolve the lens though, as it's only an Epson V500 flatbed.

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Still gives a pretty good view of apparitions and side sharpness.
Thanks.
Looks like a superb lens.
 
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