This page offers a modest selection of Wollensak lenses, shutters, and other interesting bits. If you would like to purchase an item, please write me at with your shipping address. I will send you an invoice for the total amount via PayPal. All shutters are covered by my 90 day warranty. All sales are returnable within 14 days for a full refund, excluding shipping costs.

When available, I will include optical and/or mechanical drawings in the listing for reference, but these documents are not included in the sale.

Wollensak Alphax #4 Synchromatic Shutter. Fully serviced, works well at all speeds. Flash sync tested and working. Aperture scale is for a 15″ f/5.6 Raptar/Optar Telephoto lens. Includes flange. $200.
Wollensak 20x Mirroscope. In the early 1950’s Wollensak was a pioneer in mirror optics, and their professional Mirrotel and Fototel lenses were used in many military, aeronautic, and commercial applications. The Mirroscope was Wollensak’s consumer offering, a compact, light, and ingenious twenty power scope. It is profoundly difficult to find today. This example has very clean optics, as well as smooth combination click stop/helical focusing. The sun shade reluctantly extends and retracts, but is rather stiff. Original case included, but in rough shape, with the strap missing and seams coming undone. $225.
127mm f/4.5 Wollensak Raptar. Glass has numerous light cleaning marks on both cells but still a strong performer, especially on a press camera . Tested Rapax #2 shutter works very well at all speeds, though bayonet flash synch not tested. Includes retaining ring. $60.
Wollensak Lens and Shutter Guide. 1957 book by several Wollensak Optical Company department heads. A clear, concise reference on general optical and mechanical considerations, as well as specifics on Wollensak products. $35.
Wollensak Vitax 20″ Extension Lens. Replaces the front cell of a 16″ Vitax to produce a 20″ lens. Superb glass. Includes original lens hood. Vanishingly rare. $2,300.
6.25″ 159mm f/9.5 Wollensak Velostigmat Wide Angle Series III 8×10 lens. Clean glass with minor dust and a few very small marks on rear element. Fully serviced Betax shutter. Includes flange. $230.
8.25″ (210mm) f/4.5 Wollensak Raptar Series II lens. Serviced iris diaphragm barrel. Light cleaning marks on front element. No haze. $100.
Wollensak Symmetrical Wide Angle 8×10″ f/16 lens. Small marks on glass but no haze. Includes flange. $135.
8.25″ (210mm) f/4.5 Wollensak Raptar Series II lens. Serviced Alphax #4 shutter includes flange. Very light cleaning marks on front element. No scratches or haze. $250.
4″ f/2.8 Wollensak CRO copying lens for Dumont surge test camera. Serviced Alphax #5 shutter includes flange. Very good glass with minor dust and slight internal haze on front element. External flash sync wires. Only assembly of this type I have seen. $450.
11.875″ (302mm) f/4.5 Wollensak Enlarging Raptar lens cells. Very good glass. Cells are a direct fit into an Alphax or Betax #5 shutter for an outstanding portrait lens. No scratches or haze. $100.
8.25″ (210mm) f/6.8 Wollensak Graphic Raptar Wide Field lens. Dagor-type design; coated. Some light scratches and cleaning marks. Serviced iris diaphragm. Includes flange. $150.
12″ f/5.5 Goerz Celor lens. Serviced Alphax #5 shutter. Light cleaning marks and scratches on glass consistent with considerable age. Hard to find in a modern, synchronized shutter. Includes flange. $325.
Wollensak Studio #1 shutter. Fully serviced; operates excellently. A previous owner removed the black enamel from the brass and aluminum, but the result looks rather smart. $125.
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