90mm f/8 Schneider SA lens with Wista VX

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I have recently bought a used Wista VX and a Schneider super angulon 90mm f/8 lens. I have not had the opportunity to try it yet, and will not for a couple of weeks at least, so perhaps people will tolerate these questions in advance of me trying to see for myself.

1. Will the 90mm lens show any of the camera bed if the bed is not dropped and the lens focussed on infinity? I tried looking this up in the archives, but could not specically find this camera/lens combination. It would be a bit of a pain I imagine to have to drop the bed and raise /tilt the front standard. I assume though that for vertical compositions, dropping the bed would definately be necessary?

2. Has anyone used the HiTech 100 filter system standard 67mm mounting ring with this lens? Does this cause vignetting?

Thanks! David.

-- David Bickerdike (davidbickerdike@yahoo.com), April 21, 2002


I use Nikkor 90/4.5 on my Wista VX and never needed to drop the bed.

-- Emil Salek (e.salek@salekphotography.com), April 21, 2002.

Never needed to drop the bed when using my SA 90 on a Wista DX. Had to do it with the SA 65 however.

-- Georges Pelpel (gpelpel@attbi.com), April 21, 2002.

Save yourself headaches and buy the wideangle ring first. Better yet, and a more cost effective option, would be to buy the Lee hood with two filter slots & a 67mm wide angle ring, then put HiTech filters into the Lee's slots. The standard Lee hood will not vignette when properly sized for this lens, & I use the HiTech filters occassionally with my Lee setup and they don't fall thru- despite being 0.5mm thinner.

-- jarrod connerty (jarrodconnerty@hotmail.com), April 22, 2002.

I hope this is not unrelated. I have a 75mm Super Angulon which is definitely too wide for my MPP Mk VII. (It's OK for landscape but includes a lot of the bed on portrait format). Does anyone know (without my making an expensive mistake) if the 90mm Super Angulon works on the MPP in both aspects?

-- Stuart Cankett (stuart.cankett@btinternet.com), May 02, 2002.

OK. I know I'm a fool. I can answer my own question - you turn the camera on its side!. You don't use the revolving back with wide lenses. Why else did MPP introduce the second tripod bush?

-- Stuart Cankett (stuart.cankett@btinternet.com), May 02, 2002.

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