Purpose of Wide Angle Process Lenses.

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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 (sheldon_hambrick@hotmail.com), October 08, 1999


As to the same question that you asked on rec photo.

For vertical process cameras.

-- Bob Salomon (bobsalomon@mindspring.com), October 08, 1999.

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