User experience wanted: Docter 65mm f4.5 WAgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Has anyone used this lens before?
It's a really large chunk of glass with an 85mm front thread in a Copal 1 shutter (think about it - most super wides are mounted in size zero shutters).
I am just wondering how good this lens is - it's selling for about the same price as a new 65mm Super Angulon.
-- K H Tan (email@example.com), May 12, 2000
I've seen these lenses advertised at (ridiculously??) low prices, and although I haven't used it I have used the Doctor 105mm enlarging lens, fromthe same manufacturer and factory. I was very, very disappointed with both the build quality and poor performance!! I returned it and got myself a used Schneider 100 instead!! If the price is right IMHO stick to one of the well-known makes. (you can't go wrong with SChneider!!) Best of luck Paul
-- paul owen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2000.
From what I know, the APO Germinars and Germinar W are pretty great lenses - the usual process lens excellence. But little has been mentioned about this 65mm lens.
-- K H Tan (email@example.com), May 18, 2000.