Are "Topcon" lenses multicoated? (They were marketed with Horseman cameras.) : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Horseman marketed a series of "Topcon" lenses with its line of VH/VHR/980/985 6 x9 field cameras. Does anyone know if they were multicoated? How does the quality compare to Nikon/Rodenstock/Schneider lenses? (I know coverage isn't as large, but assume I will be using them for the 6 x 9 format.)

-- Howard Slavitt (, October 21, 1998


Can't give you a yes or no, but in general the big difference seems to be between un-coated and single-coated optics, although obviously the more elements in the lens, the greater benefit to be gained from multi-coating. Are you happy with the quality of your chromes or prints? If so, why worry?

-- Sean yates (, November 06, 1998.

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