coverage question of a 65mm lens : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

hi there can anyone out there tell me if a 65 mm Graphex Optar f6.8 will cover a 4x5 negative or is just for 2x3 and 3x4 format cameras? unfortunately i can't afford a f8 superangulon right now, i figure this might work for a little while. is there anything i should know about this lens before i get it?

as always thanks in advance for your advice! john ps. i won't be using it for any color film, just b&w.

-- john nanian (, January 22, 2002


The 65mm lens will not completely cover a 4x5 negative. There is fall off in the corners. I'm not sure if the optar is coated. The lens is pretty prone to lens flare outside. I purchased my 65mm lens to use on my speed graphic. I have to drop the bed so that it does not show up in the photo.


-- vincent escalante (, January 22, 2002.

Not even close.

-- (, January 22, 2002.

thanks! i guess i'll save my pennies and get a 65mm super angulon. i only have a few thousand (pennies) left to save.

- john

-- john nanian (, January 23, 2002.

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