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Apo-Ronar 150mm f9 Goerz 4" Apochromat red dot Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 4.5/15cm
Or is there something else I should be looking at for ny 6x9?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 2001
For copy work of 2 dimensional objects, for 3 dimensional macro or for general photography?
-- Bob Salomon (email@example.com), December 26, 2001.
I would consider the Rodenstock Sironar S 150mm f/5.6. I use it for everything. I know its suppose to shot at infinity but close up it does work. Its a modern compact lens that has a lot of coverage. A limiting factor with lenses is not their converage but the size of your bellows. Arca Swiss and Sinar has really large bellows and that helps get the most coverage out of a lens. You can do extreme movements and the bellows will not vignette. You are only going to buy a normal LF lens once. If you get the best lens the first time. If you shoot 6x9 the Sironar has enough resolution for 6x9. You should consider the digital lenses from Schneider and Rodenstock for roll film.
-- David Payumo (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 2001.
Hi man without name
I`t would not be a good idea to take a Sironar S for a 6x9 to much coverage gives you eventually lesser contrast to much light is bouncing around in the bellows. 1.Wich kind of pictures you have in mind? 2. Wich camera? If the Ronar is multicoated then it belongs to the sharpest what you can get! But it has only 135mm diameter at f22. And you can use it as macro and normal lens! Good luck!
-- Armin Seeholzer (email@example.com), December 26, 2001.