270- Tele-Nikkor

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Any comments about a 270 Tele-Nikkor to be used as a long lens on a field camera for landscapes. Thanks,Steve

-- Steve Clark (Poophappens@aol.com), November 05, 2000


Nice lens for roll film sizes, but with 160mm image circle, barely covers 4x5 which means only movements would be back tilt.

-- Glenn Kroeger (gkroeger@trinity.edu), November 05, 2000.

Why would movement be so important for a tele lens?

-- Sol Campbell (solcam31@hotmail.com), November 21, 2000.

Small tilt angles move the image circle alot due to the long "lever arm" of the focal length... so back tilts may be necessary.

-- Glenn Kroeger (gkroeger@trinity.edu), November 21, 2000.

Well a better choice because it is cheaper, smaller, lighter, and has a huge image circle (meaning when on axis you are using just the heart of the lens and also much more range for movements) would be the Nikon 300mm /9 M-Nikkor, unless your camera doesn't have 300mm of bellows capability and you are unable to come up with an extention lensboard. other than that: fine choice!

-- Ellis Vener (evphoto@insync.net), November 22, 2000.

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