Gnome 85/3.2

Metal barrel lens fitted to the Impala slide projector.

Weight 68 g
Dimensions 85 mm
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  1. 16:9

    Although more than half a stop slower, this bijou f3.2 Gnome is in every respect superior to the Isco-branded plastic-barrel Gnome Projar 85mm f2.3. Its near-field performance doesn’t quite deserve a Bronze award, but it’s relatively even framewide rendition and civilised drawing style (surprisingly similar to the Colorplans) just tip the balance.

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