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I am looking for a macro lens to use on my Horseman VHR. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Joe

-- Joe Lacy (, July 02, 2001


Hi Joe

I think the VHR is the 6x9 Horseman is thad right? If so I would take the Macro Symmar f5.6 80mm from Schneider or the f5.6 120 from Schneider. With the 80mm you have not so much DOF problems like the longer one but for little things I would prerver the 120mm or the 150mm Apo Ronar. It depens for what kind of pictures you need it!

Good luck and good light!

-- Armin Seeholzer (, July 02, 2001.

The VHR works well for macro, but with some limitations. The rail be sometimes bumps into the subject for extreme close ups, depending on the lens used. (You can get around this by inverting the camera on a tripod.) The camera movements are extremely useful in overcoming close-up DOF issues. The 150mm Schneider G-claron is well corrected for medium field size (down to around 1:1). You can also use enlarging lenses with an adapter available from Schneider that will screw into any No.1 size shutter.

-- Paul Shambroom (, October 27, 2001.

I have a Horseman VHR and use the schneider 135 repro claron lens. It is small and works well.

-- Raymond Fenio (, January 26, 2002.

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