Thank you for the information.
I recently bought an 11.5-138 and sent it for service. I bought in the US and it went for service in a very well known lens repair/service shop.
Chatting with the guy who had it on the bench he told me it was a later version of the lens - probably a Mk II or possibly a Mk III. Intrigued abut this comment i asked him about it.
He said he knew the lens very well and worked on a good number of them over the years. He said the one i had just bought was in very good condition and looked quite fresh and that from the look of things it was a later model of that lens. He projected it and he said it was doing everything that it was supposed to do and was in great condition and performing very well. My lens has all white engravings which he said is factory original for that version.
Mine starts with serial 156. I have seen one of these lenses on the Net with a serial starting 157 -
http://www.camtec.tv/lenses/16mm-primes/angenieux-11.5-138 This particular lens has yellow and white engravings.
http://www.cinematog...ic=53885&page=1This lens has all yellow engravings.
The service guy who serviced mine said he paints ALL the engravings yellow on a tired looking lens to brighten it up a bit. - SO all yellow is a sure sign of a lens that has had major service and seen a lot of work it seems (assumption).
Not a lot out there on these lenses. So far Dom YOU are the power house of information.
I have also bought an Old New 10-120 N16 Lens - the forerunner of the 11.5-138. Its new out of the box with an Arri B mount. Thinking of having this changed to a PL. Do you think i should send that for a service as well given its sat for years unused or touched? It comes with 15mm rails and a focus damper