Through the original fishlist and the message board we learn they were built in 1984, as far as we know 50 units only were produced, it had 0.1 m closest focus and a CF-mount, but most of them were modified with a yellow filter and no shutter. The lens is said to be specially built for a rubber tire industry, quality control purposes, sampling pictures from inside the tire. They are said to have 300° on a 56mm circular image.
On emulsive.org this interesting article states it to be produced in the 80-100 range, and the shutter version to be also given a 3.5 to 22 aperture control.
Breguet Camera had this version for sale, it is converted to PL mount.
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