Purpose of Wide Angle Process Lenses.greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
This relates to Tito's question about the 210mm f10 Nikkor below.
I'm very curious as to the original uses and purpose of wide-angle process lenses. There have been several for sale on Ebay recently, including 300mm - 260mm - 210mm f10 Nikkors, 270 f11 WA G-Clarons, and a 260m f9 Konica Hexanon GRII that I bought. All of these lenses exhibit highly curved semi-hemispherical front and rear elements.
I'm sure these lenses make great wide angles for 8x10 and larger cameras. But what's the benefit/use of a wide-angle lens in process/graphics work. I'm assuming it allows for larger images with less bellows extension, thus smaller graphics cameras. Am I right? What about light fall off?
Thanks in advance.
-- sheldon hambrick (email@example.com), October 08, 1999
As to the same question that you asked on rec photo.
For vertical process cameras.
-- Bob Salomon (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 08, 1999.