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Thread: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

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    Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    Hello

    I was wondering what the differences were between these 2 Fuji lenses.

    A) Other than aperture, is there a big difference in image quality.
    B) If using on 4x5 for portraiture, would there be a best choice between the tow.
    C) If using as a moderate to wide normal lens on 8x10, which has a larger image circle
    or do they both "cover" 8x10.
    D) Any sample images from these lenses would be appreciated!!

    I just don't want to make the wrong choice based on the uses I described above...

    Thank You for your input and responses!!

    Harlequin

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    F6.7 has a larger image circle..
    Terry

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    There was one f6.7 -- single coated. There were two f6.3 models -- EBC coated. The f6.7 has a substantially larger IC. All three cover 8x10.

    http://www.subclub.org/fujinon/byfl.htm

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    It's worth noting that the f/6.3 version is spec'd at just barely covering 8x10 at f/22, which probably indicates that coverage at a wider opening is doubtful.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    I'd only recommend the 6.7 version for 8X10. But the tiny Fuji 240 A has just about the same coverage and is more common.

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    I use the 6.7 version as a wide angle on 8x10 and as a slightly longer lens on 5x7. Since it is single coated it should be a little less contrasty then the 6.3 version which is usually multi-coated. Therefore I expect the 6.7 version should be better for portraits. Also the 6.7 version has better coverage on 8x10.

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    They used some special glass type for the 6.7, perhaps containing an ingredient now banned. I dunno. But that lens has higher contrast than most multicoated plasmats of similar vintage. Great for color film too.

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    They used some special glass type for the 6.7, perhaps containing an ingredient now banned. I dunno. But that lens has higher contrast than most multicoated plasmats of similar vintage. Great for color film too.
    Maybe the ingredient is magic pixie dust?

    Just kidding, but I like mine. They are a bargain! I've seen them go for $200 on Ebay. Jock Sturges used one for his early work.

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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    Back in the 1960's Minolta, Pentax, and others added rare-earth, radio-active elements, such as thorium and lanthanum, to some of their super-fast lenses (ex. 58mm f1.2) to increase the refractive index. It's possible that Fuji did some of this as well, but if they did, I'd be surprised -- but not shocked -- if the 250mm f6.7 was one of them.
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    Re: Fuji 250 6.3 or 250 6.7, I am confused? Is one superior to another in 8x10 Use?

    I think you will be happier with the 6.7.
    This is the list of 8x10 Fuji lenses I have tested, I'd recommend getting all of them! I think the market price of some of these have actually gone down in the last ten years since I started 8x10.

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