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Taylor Taylor & Hobson VAROTAL 1

Click to see large picture Taylor Taylor & Hobson VAROTAL 1
Period:   from the full 1950's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lenses
Quantity:   1 specimens available

The TTH Varotal Mk 1 zoom lens was designed in the mid-1950s for use with Image Orthicon cameras, (Marconi Mk III, Pye Mk 3 etc.) The Varotal Mk 1 had an optical range of 4" to 20" inches and with an adapter, 8" to 40" inches at f/4.5. The zoom was mounted using a dedicated camera bolt-on front plate or sledge. Controls were by enclosed linked rods fitted to each side of the camera. The example pictured was owned originally in 1955 by Associated-Rediffusion at their Wembley studios. Initially, A-R only had this one zoom, which was shared between the studios and ob dept.

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Last updated: 17 October 2023