Any (Un)Happy users of the Rodenstock Geronar 300mm f9 : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

A continuation from my earlier post; this is what Ive learned about this lens so far:

- its one of Rodenstocks discontinued low cost, entry level lenses

- its 3 element, 3 group, multi coated

- it has an image circle of 340mm

Id like to hear any users comments on this lens. Id use it on an 8x10 for black and white contact prints. Im assuming for this application, its performance would be more than adequate. Is there any reason why I should think differently?


-- sheldon hambrick (, May 16, 1999


Yes,two. First, you have very limited (practically none) movements with this image circle. Second, the f-stop 9 will not give any bright image on your groundglass. Correspondingly the lens is very light and maybe go inside the camera when folded.

-- Jan Eerala (, May 17, 1999.

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