Graflex Optar 65 - Tele-Xenar 180 Question : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I just got hld on these lenses, and would like to know quality, imagecircle and any words you might have regarding these lenses: Graflex Optar 65/6.8 (does this cover 4x5"?) Tele-Xenar 180/5.5 Hope to get some advive. Thanks Michael Vestergaard

-- michael vestergaard (, April 12, 1999


I doubt the 65mm covers 4x5. It was probably designed for one of the smaller formats.

-- Ron Shaw (, April 12, 1999.

The Optar 65 was designed for 2x3 Century, Crown and Speed Graphics; it will not cover 4x5. Mine is quite good; I bought it as a smaller replacement for a 65 Superangulon when backpacking a 2x3 camera.

-- John Lehman (, April 19, 1999.

The 180f5.5 is a 6x9 only lens unless you want a circle image on 4x5 which might be cool!

-- Emile de Leon (, June 30, 2001.

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