which is the best lense for 1:1 photos

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especially i want to make dupes, i just bought a beseler with the possibility to make dupes up to 4x5". so for 6x7 / 6x9 / 6x12 and 4x5 it would be interesting to use my technikardan. what lense to buy and which shutter works together with it......? thanks for helping

-- rainer viertlböck (viertl@t-online.de), April 02, 2002


120mm Apo Rodagon D in shutter.

-- Bob Salomon (bob@hpmarketingcorp.com), April 02, 2002.

I like the 120 Nikkor-AM ED. There is one for sale at Midwest Photo Exchange for $699. Call Jim at 614-261-1264. Website Mpex.com He is very helpful.

-- Eugene (TIAGEM@aol.com), April 02, 2002.

For dupes it's important to have a flat field lens. Bob will probably tell us that there is not such thing as a flat field lens and I won't question his knowledge, but the Apo-Rodagon and any good repro or enlargement lens optimized for 1:1 is probably better than a lens not optimized for flat objects reproduction.

-- Paul Schilliger (pschilliger@smile.ch), April 02, 2002.

The Apo Rodagon D series is a lens corrected for duplicating flat originals (film) to film or CCD

-- Bob Salomon (bob@hpmarketingcorp.com), April 02, 2002.

Hi Rainer

Take a 150mm G-Glaron or a 240mm APO Ronar with booth you have then also a good taking lens. This are very "mysterious" flat field lenses wich are produce for many photographers the best pictures also for 3 dimensional things. Good light!

-- Armin Seeholzer (armin.seeholzer@smile.ch), April 02, 2002.

how much extension needs such a 240mm lense to make 1:1. will be too much for a technikardan.....isnt it? it makes around 400mm max.

-- rainer viertlboeck (viertl@navegalia.com), April 02, 2002.

how will be my apo-symmar 150mm work to this lenses in comparation? is there much difference in sharpness? also i own a sironar150 and a symmar210 mm in this range.....

-- rainer viertlboeck (viertl@navegalia.com), April 02, 2002.

If the newer Symmars are as symmetrical as the old Symmar (no letters), they should be quite decent.

I think I would try a Zeiss Planar 135mm first, but that's just because I happen to have one :)

-- Ole Tjugen (oftjugen@online.no), April 03, 2002.

Hi Rainer

You are right the 240 APO Ronar is to long for it needs around 480mm of bellows the not anymore in production 150mm APO Ronar would be my first choice, but those you get only secondhand! So the advice from Bob is of course the best if you have the money for it!

-- Armin Seeholzer (armin.seeholzer@smile.ch), April 03, 2002.

A Sinar/Rodenstok Macro-Sinaron SE 5.6/180 would be ideal.

-- Dick Roadnight (dick.roadnight@btopenworld.com), April 03, 2002.

That is the Apo Macro Sironar 180mm

"Sinar/Rodenstok Macro-Sinaron SE 5.6/180"

-- Bob Salomon (bob@hpmarketingcorp.com), April 03, 2002.

I think another option is to use an enlarging lens, turned around of course. Some lenses (Schneider Componon-s 100mm possibly) fit on a Copal shutter. Other lenses may not, but if you can attach them to a lensboard then the results you get may surprise you delightfully.

-- Roger Urban (roger_urban@yahoo.com), April 03, 2002.

many thanks to all of you for helping me- i really like this forum here to exchange experiences, really great help i think. i will start with the beseler with 35mm,- therefore i have a leica macro lense 60mm. should be very good i hope for the 35mm,- dont you think so? with mf and lf i will wait a little bit,- if i will have the money to follow bobs advice,- or if some lense you adviced to me will come cheap to me.....

-- rainer viertlböck (viertl@t-online.de), April 03, 2002.

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