Maxwell extreme wide-angle fresnel GG : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I spoke with Bill Maxwell (Maxwell Precision Optics) today about a custom fitted extreme wide-angle fresnel GG that he makes, to be used on my DLC45. (Bill is super knowledgeable, BTW, and a pleasure to talk to.) This is not his regular fresnel GG but a special one designed specifically for 47mm to 110mm lenses (4x5). (He states that it does not work well with regular focal lengths.) Has anyone used one of these special GG's and how well do they work? Thanks.

-- Steve Baggett (, May 16, 2002


I have a special fresnel that Bill made for me for 6 cm x 9 cm, using 58 mm - 75 mm lenses. It's a pleasure to use. Very bright, contrasty, and very easy to focus. Bill did not oversell the fresnel; the pre-sales information he provided me was accurate.

-- Howard Slavitt (, May 16, 2002.

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