Comments on Fujinon W 210mm/5.6 please. : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi all,

I've just purchased a Fujinon W 210mm/5.6 lens. I haven't received it yet but could any users comment on the best working aperture for this lens? How does it perform at wider apertures? Does it have any quirks I should be aware of?

Thanks for any comments.


Peter Brown

-- Peter L Brown (, September 06, 2001


I have one. Mine is quite sharp at all apertures that I use -f16 and smaller. It also delivers sharp images at 1/2x lifesize (i.e., a subject that is about 8x10").

On the downside, all of my Fuji lenses seem to be more prone to flare than either my Rodenstock or Schneider lenses.

Overall a very good lens.


-- Bruce M. Herman (, September 06, 2001.


Take a look at the following site which lists test resolution data for the Fujinon 210 W along with the 210 Nikor, Rodenstock and Schneider:

I have used the Fujinon 210W for about four years and have been very pleased with the results. I find the lens to be extremely flexible and I use it on 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10. It functions well in a studio setting and as a landscape lens. I normally shoot at small apertures (f22) so I can't speak to the performance of the lens when used wide open. I'm a big fan of Fujinon lenses, particularly since they tend to cost less on the used market than some other prominent lenses. I also use two medium format Fujinon rangefinder cameras (6x7 and 6x9) and I find that they produce similar results.


-- Dave Willison (, September 07, 2001.

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