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    Re: Looking to buy second lens at fair price... recommendations?

    also would someone be willing to explain the difference between the FS Rodenstock 210mm Apo Sironar N and the 210 Rodenstock macro sironar? someone is selling the former in the listings

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    Re: Looking to buy second lens at fair price... recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagowan View Post
    I am interested in getting a lens that can do close up work, certainly something for portraiture, but also possibly macro. The 150 feels neither here nor there to me...
    Use your enlarging lens for macro work. The focal length for lenses appropriate for portraits will be too long for macro work, so forget using one lens for both. 150mm isn't unreasonable for a portrait lens on 4x5. But different photographers have different expectations from portrait lenses, and until you can explain to yourself why your lens isn't working for you and what would be better, you'll just be buying lenses at random.
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: Looking to buy second lens at fair price... recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagowan View Post
    also would someone be willing to explain the difference between the FS Rodenstock 210mm Apo Sironar N and the 210 Rodenstock macro sironar? someone is selling the former in the listings
    The Macro Sironar is optimized for focusing at macro distances. You might want to read http://www.largeformatphotography.info/macro.html for some basics.
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