Monthly Archives: August 2018

Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZF2

Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF2 Lens Review

Like the Carl Zeiss 85mm portrait lens, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF2 lens is a beautiful, high quality lens.  This 35mm F1.4 semi-wide angle lens is very heavy, made of solid aluminum and brass, and is armed with pure leaded glass (no plastic lens elements).  The lens is...

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Marlow & Company Mantel Clock

This week’s antique is a miniature Marlow & Co. mantel clock.  Little is written on the interweb about Marlow’s miniature clocks, but there is a nice document about Andrew Marlow here that was published by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. The case is mahogany with a...

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Zeiss 85mm 1.4 ZF2

Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZF2 Lens Review

Carl Ziess has a long history of making beautiful, high quality lenses, and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZF2 is no exception.  This 85mm F1.4 portrait lens is heavy, solid brass, and filled with pure leaded glass (no plastic lens elements).  The lens is from their Classic Lens lineup...

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I. Guest/James Cam Nosing Plane

This week’s antique is a beech nosing plane made by I. Guest with a laminated blade made by James Cam. Nosing planes were used to round off the front edge, or nose, of a stair tread.  These planes were sometimes referred to as forkstaff planes because they were also...

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