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Thread: Looking for advice: 8x10 300mm f5.6 Portrait lens

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    SE Penna.
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    Re: Looking for advice: 8x10 300mm f5.6 Portrait lens

    formanproject, strictly speaking I would say a 300mm lens with f/5.6 max opening for less than $300 will be very hard to find. In very good condition with a modern shutter, that is. I recently picked up a Nikkor W 300/5.6 in very good/excellent condition for more than your target price, and I had to be patient and persistent to find it.

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    Re: Looking for advice: 8x10 300mm f5.6 Portrait lens

    Maybe a 300 or 420 Fuji L? They’re f/8, but the depth of field wide open will still be very shallow. They are single coated tessars, and often affordable.
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    Re: Looking for advice: 8x10 300mm f5.6 Portrait lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Maybe a 300 or 420 Fuji L? They’re f/8, but the depth of field wide open will still be very shallow. They are single coated tessars, and often affordable.
    I have the 300mm Fuji L. Its max aperture is f/5.6.

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    Re: Looking for advice: 8x10 300mm f5.6 Portrait lens

    Good to know, David! I have the 420 and it's f/8.
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