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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 17, 2001
Nikkor M 300 or Schneider G-Claron 305
-- Terry (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), December 17, 2001.
Dagors are symmetric lenses.
-- neil poulsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 17, 2001.