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Gene McCluney
10-Apr-2009, 13:16
I have a 210mm Sironar-N f5.6, a 210mm Fujinon-W f5.6, and a Computar Symmetrogon 210mm. Looking at the lens lists linked from the LF Home Page, it looks like the Fuji would have the most coverage at 352 degrees. For comparison the Sironar-N is 286 degrees, and the Computar is 308 degrees.

My question is: Does it matter how old the Fuji lens is? My copy of the Fuji lens is in a chrome ring copal shutter (not the current all black shutter), but it has the writing on the outside of the front barrel, not on the inside retaining ring. It is my understanding that the writing on the OUTSIDE of the barrel indicates a later-model lens, and it has been my understanding that the "later model" Fuji lenses have less coverage.

My lens says Fujinon-W 1:5.6/210 Fuji Photo Optical Co. (around the outside of the front of the lens).

Could someone clarify this for me?

Jan Pedersen
10-Apr-2009, 13:33
Gene, The newer Fuji with 67mm filter thread (Outside inscription) has a listed IC of 302mm (or 305), the older with 57mm filter thread (Inside inscription) has a listed IC of 352mm. I have both and can attest that it makes an important difference on 8x10
The newer does in addition have the EBC coating, the older is single coated.

vinny
10-Apr-2009, 13:36
You mean, mm not degrees. Gene, I have the single coated 210mm with the writing inside the front of the lens and 58mm front threads in old, silver ring, copal shutter.. It took me months to find one in great condition. It covers 8x10 with some fall off, more noticable on transparency film. Not much movements but great lens. I don't think the one you have has as much coverage as you stated but someone else can verify.

Gene McCluney
10-Apr-2009, 13:47
Gene, The newer Fuji with 67mm filter thread (Outside inscription) has a listed IC of 302mm (or 305), the older with 57mm filter thread (Inside inscription) has a listed IC of 352mm. I have both and can attest that it makes an important difference on 8x10
The newer does in addition have the EBC coating, the older is single coated.

So, of the three lenses I mentioned, that would make the Computar Symmetrogon at 308mm, the one with the largest image circle? with the Fuji slightly less at 302, and the Sironar-N the least at 286?

What about in practical usage terms, which can vary from published specs? For 8x10.

John O'Connell
10-Apr-2009, 14:03
As I never get tired of saying, the 210mm Sironar-N actually covers 8x10. Couldn't tell you about the Symmetrigon or the later Fuji. The published specs are probably worthless.

Jan Pedersen
10-Apr-2009, 14:26
I have no experience with the 210 Sironar so can only speak for the two Fuji's. The newer Fuji 210 does project a full image at infinity but i am not sure that the corners would meet everybodys requirements, this is straight on.
The older Fuji will allow a little movement, about as much as a 210 Dagor.