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    4x5 Auto Graflex Lens question

    Hello All. I'm new here.
    My primary camera is a speed Graphic wit han Aero Ektar lens but I recently acquired an 4x5 Auto GraflexRB and I love shooting with it. However, the 2 lenses I have, a 5x7 Bausch and Lomb Zeiss Tessar 1C 4.5 and a Carl Zeiss Jela NR 18cm 4.5 will only allow me focus up to 5' away and no further. If anyone might have a recommendation for a really fast lens that I'd be able to focus to infinity and do portraits I'm all ears. Thank you in advance for any help.

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    Re: 4x5 Auto Graflex Lens question

    The bible, first edition, says that the 4x5 Auto Graflex RB was offered with lenses with focal lengths of 9" to 24". There's a very strong hint. Your lenses are too short. I'd go for a 10" lens, this should allow reasonably close focusing and make infinity. Don't get a telephoto.

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    Re: 4x5 Auto Graflex Lens question

    Thank you very much Dan.

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    Re: 4x5 Auto Graflex Lens question

    The 8" f/2.9 Pentac should fit the bill. At least it will on a 4x5 RB SuperD, not sure if the flange-focal distance is longer on the Auto Graflex or not.

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    Re: 4x5 Auto Graflex Lens question

    Thank you very much Ed

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