16.5cm Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar for 8x10greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I am looking at a 16.5cm Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar for use on 8x10. It is in an Ilex #4 Acme shutter. Can anyone tell me the image circle on this lens?
-- Steve Williams (email@example.com), May 10, 2000
According to more knowledgeable sources on the web, a tessar will cover about 60 degrees - this works out to a 190mm image circle way short for 8x10 at infinity. Is someone out there marketing their tessar as a 8x10 lens??
To cover 8x10 at this focal length, youll need a 165m Super Angulon (ouch expensive), or one of the more moderately priced older lenses like the 159mm Wollensak Extreme Wide Angle.
-- sheldon hambrick (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 10, 2000.
The 165 (non-super) Angulon will also cover with some room for movements stopped down. Some of the later ones are coated and in reasonably modern shutters.
-- Chris Patti (email@example.com), May 10, 2000.