Lens to cover 16x20 format

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Thoughts, suggestions and recommendations on classic or modern lenses that will cover 16x20 format w modest movements for landscape photographer greatly appreciated.

-- Michael Legan (goldmanlegan@charter.net), December 27, 2001


The longer Goerz Dagors have amazing covering power.


-- Kevin Kolosky (kjkolosky@kjkolosky.com), December 27, 2001.

I believe about the only modern lens that will cover that format at infinity is the Fuji 600 F11.5C, which ought to be just a bit WA for that format. The IC is about 620 mm, just short of the 650 that I get from my back of the envelope calcs to cover 16X20, but I bet it will suffice. It covers my 12X20 with full movements, and I have heard of this lens being used on 20X24. A 19 inch Dagor will certainly cover (I have one), and probably anything 16 inches and up in the Dagor line will cover.

Good luck!


-- Nathan Congdon (ncongdon@jhmi.edu), December 27, 2001.

Check the archives at the bottom of the current list. One category is for ULF and banquet cameras. There are several threads there that may interest you. Also, I beleive the Wisner site has information on lenses for larger formats.

-- James Chinn (Jchinn2@dellepro.com), December 27, 2001.

I have a 16x20 and can confirm that the Fujinon 600 C covers the format with plenty of room to spare.

-- Stewart Ethier (sethier@goez.net), December 28, 2001.

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