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Does anyone have info on a Taylor Hobson 10-30mm T1.5 S16 lens?


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#1 Anthony Frattaroli

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:11 PM

I've recently come across a Super 16 lens I've been unable to find information on, and I wonder if any of you folks might know something about it.

It's a Taylor Hobson 10-30 T1.5 lens (marked "Cooke 3X10" on the front ring). It's a fairly large lens with a PL mount, currently sporting an Aaton adapter

Google has come up empty on this one, so I have no idea what sort of history or reputation these lenses have got. Worth using? Worth selling?
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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:23 AM

We've got one in our rental fleet, it just went out on a job for the first time in yonks so I had a good look at it on a projector collimator.

It's a beautiful lens, probably the nicest S16 zoom I've seen - pin sharp edge to edge, no distortion, minimal breathing, and virtually no image degradation even fully open (at T1.5 no less!) - just a slight veiling glare that reduces contrast. Only drawbacks are the size and weight.

Definitely worth using.
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#3 James Fleming

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

I've recently come across a Super 16 lens I've been unable to find information on, and I wonder if any of you folks might know something about it.

It's a Taylor Hobson 10-30 T1.5 lens (marked "Cooke 3X10" on the front ring). It's a fairly large lens with a PL mount, currently sporting an Aaton adapter

Google has come up empty on this one, so I have no idea what sort of history or reputation these lenses have got. Worth using? Worth selling?


Hi Anthony, I am looking for a good super 16mm zoom. Are you still interested in selling your Taylor Hobson 10-30mm T1.5? You can email me at james [at] cameraelectrica.com.
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:01 AM

I have the 35mm version it's a 20-60 T 3.1, very nice sharp lens.
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