which lens for life

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Hello If you had to choose just one lens for 4x5 landscape, which one would you choose? regards bulent ozgoren

-- bulent ozgoren (bozgoren@superonline.com), April 07, 2002


The Schneider 110mm f/5.6 XL Super Symmar

-- Ellis Vener Photography (ellis@ellisvener.com), April 07, 2002.

a 135, because it folds up nicely inside my Wista 45sp without removing it

-- Wayne (wsteffen@skypoint.com), April 07, 2002.

A Super Symmar XL 110 or a 120 Super Angulon...both are great for 4X5 and 5X7...

-- Per Volquartz (volquartz@volquartz.com), April 07, 2002.

Super Symmar 110XL.

-- paul owen (paulowen_2000@yahoo.com), April 07, 2002.


I vote also for the 135mm as first joice 2. 90mm 3. 210mm. Best would be a Symmar convertible then you have 2 lenses in one. Good luck.

-- Armin Seeholzer (armin.seeholzer@smile.ch), April 07, 2002.

SS 110 XL---no contest.

-- Mark Windom (mwphoto@nwlink.com), April 07, 2002.

Why the 110 over a 90?

-- Dean Cookson (cookson@nedod.org), April 07, 2002.

I could only have one lens, I would probably pick a 180mm. But, I would miss my medium WA. (121mm SA.)

-- neil poulsen (neil.fg@att.net), April 08, 2002.

Schneider Super Symmar XL 5.6/110 seems to be the favourite lens in general. Thanks for your contributions.

-- Bulent Ozgoren (bozgoren@superonline.com), April 08, 2002.

Did I miss something when I bought my 120 Super Symmar HM in stead of a SS 110 XL? Nevertheless it is by far my favourite and most used lens. If you don't need the coverage of the 110 (ie you are using a folding camera with limited rise and fall) the 120 might be a serious option.

-- Jean-Marie Solichon (jardin-exotique@monte-carlo.mc), April 08, 2002.

Kodak 135mm f/6.3 Wide Field Ektar, in a new shutter.

-- Mark Sampson (MSampson45@aol.com), April 08, 2002.

135mm Rodenstock APO Sironar S. Unbelievably sharp, very convenient focal length.

-- John Sarsgard (sarsgard@yahoo.com), April 08, 2002.

Schneider 110XL.

-- E Rothman (erothman@hotmail.com), April 08, 2002.

Rodenstock 210mm APO Sironar-S. Maybe a Grandagon 90mm, too. Can't I have 2 lenses in heaven?

-- Andy Biggs (abiggs@tvmcapital.com), April 08, 2002.

A Super Symmar120 HM or SS 110 XL. But, sooner or later you are going to need additional longer/shorter lenses.

-- Mahmut Gunes (mgunes@turk.net), April 08, 2002.

I must say I am pleased to see so many votes for the SSXL 110; after a couple month's research, that is the lens I have chosen to buy first.


-- Christopher Condit (cxc@pacbell.net), April 08, 2002.

"Can't I have 2 lenses in heaven?"That qualifies as life after death, where an 8x10 Sinar P2 cameras will be as light and as compact as a Canham DLC and everyone will have Arca-Swiss B2 monoball tripod heads. Not to forget; we will have 8x10 Kodachrome as well, with one hour processing too and Edward Weston, Ansel Adams Paul Strand and Imogene Cunningham will be offering free one on one workshops and mentoring.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (ellis@ellisvener.com), April 08, 2002.

I would choose my Schneider Super Angulon 110/5.6 XL.

-- Mike Kravit (mkravit@kravit.net), April 08, 2002.

I use the Super Angulon 90 XL - Super Symmar 110 XL - Apo Symmar 180 & 240, but 80% of my work is done with the 110 XL........

Incredible the quality, seen trough very large color prints (50"x61" full format image)

-- Roger Wagner (rogerwagner_visualarts@hotmail.com), April 10, 2002.

Ellis, I heard heaven went digital and Weston and Adams shipped out. Fujinon 180f9A It's wideish on the 5X7, longish on the 4X5 and sharp enough to be a telephoto on the Nikon! J

-- Jim Galli (jimgalli@lnett.com), April 11, 2002.

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