90 f/8 Caltar WII

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How does the 90mm f/8 Caltar-WII compare to the 90mm Super Angulons in sharpness and coverage? I will only be enlarging to 11x14.

-- Don Sparks (Harleyman7@aol.com), May 08, 2000


Rodenstock makes the Caltar lenses, so I expect they would be comparable to the Super Angulon in quality. For the coverage, go to B&H and check the specs on the Rodenstock 90/8.

I have a Caltar 135/5.6 II-N and it is excellent. It came in a Rodenstock box with a Rodenstock warranty.

-- Darron Spohn (dspohn@photobitstream.com), May 10, 2000.

Schneider and Ilex (Ilex first) also made Caltar lenses. The fact that this is an f8 lens suggests that it is a Schneider Super-Angulon. From the "WII", it would make sense that it was sold along with the Caltar-SII lenses, which were Schneider Symmar-S lenses. In my recollection Rodenstock wide-angles have always had maximum apertures of f6.8 or f4.5.

-- neil poulsen (neil.fg@worldnet.att.net), May 10, 2000.

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