105 Xenar

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Anyone use a 105 f3.5 Xenar? Opinions?

-- John Hicks (jbh@magicnet.net), August 08, 2000


I just picked up a Century Graphic 23 with a 105 Xenar on it. It looks like a good lens. I havent finished the first roll of film yet. I have Xenars on my 4x5 Linhof, and they do a good job.

-- Tony Brent (ajbrent@mich.com), August 09, 2000.

John: The 105 Xenar I had was a good lens. I use a 150 Xenar as a normal lens for 4x5 and love it. Great contrast and plenty sharp. It works good close up. It is basically a Tessar formula. Not a lot of movements, but adequate for me. I use my 150 with lens rise a lot. you should have plenty of coverage for movements on 6x7 or 6x9.

Good Shooting, Doug.

-- Doug Paramore (dougmary@alanet.com), August 09, 2000.

Thanks guys; I found what's advertised as a clean Linhof-picked (fwiw) Xenar so went ahead and ordered it. Will report back.

-- John Hicks (jbh@magicnet.net), August 10, 2000.

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