Lens choice for 8x10 close upsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I am thinking of buying a lens for 8x10 close ups, between 1:1 and 1:4 magnification. Would a G-claron 150mm be a good choice? Does it have enough coverage at 1:4 magnification or should I go for a 210mm G-claron? I also want to use the lens on 4x5 and would prefer the 150mm for that format, but if 150mm will not work well on 8x10 at 1:4, I will get the 210mm.
-- William Marderness (email@example.com), May 08, 2000
The G-Claron 150 would work for 1:1 on an 8x10, but would start vignetting at 1:2. If you want to do 1:4 work at 8x10, you'll have to use the 210 G-Claron.
-- Michael Klayman (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2000.