G-Claron only for macro work?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Some people in this forum have recommended Schneider G-Claron lenses.
However, the Schneider brochure says that G-Clarons are "Particularly corrected for 1:1 linear magnification. The lens can be used for angles of view up to 64 degrees within the scale of 1:5 to 5:1 and greater."
Does that mean they are not a particularly good choice for general photography?
-- Chris Bitmead (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 10, 1998
Schneider is, with their normal modesty, understating the abilities of these lenses. Test one before buying, but the photogs I know who have them find they are fine for infinity focus as well as close work.
-- Dan Smith (email@example.com), August 10, 1998.
Chris, I've used a 305 G-Claron for 4x5 and 8x10 with excellent results. I've examined 4x5 negatives, at infinity, made with both the G-Claron and a 210mm Symmar-S, and they are both equally good.
Compared to the cost and size of other lenses of equal focal lengths (Apo symmars, Apo Sironars, Nikkor W), the G-Clarons, as well as the Nkkor M lenses, are a real bargain.
They are great for general photography. Sergio.
-- Sergio Ortega (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 11, 1998.
Having the same question in mind, I have seen on Schneider's site that the G-Claron are good for infinity as long as they are stopped to f22 or smaller. Paul
-- Paul Schilliger (email@example.com), August 02, 1999.