mother of all portrait lenses

© Mirène Schmitz

The Emil Busch Glaukar Anastigmat was a breakthrough in its time and we have brought its abilities into modern times. In the early 20s of the last century, Busch himself, described the Glaukar as a lens systems with

“the remarkable adaptability to so many classes of photographic work, [that] entitles it to rank as one of the most important additions made in recent years to the apparatus of the scientific and amateur worker. The aperture F/3.l is so large as to enable pictures to be taken even in the most unfavorable lighting conditions, and offers the photographer the means of securing mementos of theatrical or other performances and ceremonies indoors, and all photographic work, either interior or exterior, where lighting conditions require an exceptionally large aperture lens. The lens is especially suitable for all work, including Portraiture, Colour Photography, Reproduction and Enlarging.”

We do not have much to add to this very fitting description, which is still valid today. (source: Busch, Projection and Enlarging lenses, London, year unknown)

© Mirène Schmitz

© Mirène Schmitz

© Mirène Schmitz