8x10 close-up lens

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i have been using a 150mm lens for my 4x5 camera and like the length very much. what would be a sharp, corresponding lens for 8x10. any suggestions?

-- howard b. schwartz (howards@ameritech.net), December 17, 2001


Nikkor M 300 or Schneider G-Claron 305


-- Terry (tcdvorak@aol.com), December 17, 2001.

The G-Claron (while it works fine at infinity) is also specifically corrected for close-up work, making it especially suitable. Bear in mind depth of field will be drastically less with a 300/8x10 vs a 150/4x5.

-- Carl Weese (cweese@earthlink.net), December 17, 2001.

What about taking an old Dagor and reversing the elements? I have heard of that being done, but have never tried it.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), December 17, 2001.

Dagors are symmetric lenses.

-- neil poulsen (neil.fg@att.net), December 17, 2001.

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