I'm trying to get into 4x5 on the cheap ...I've done hours of research ... have learned a little ... but am unclear about a couple of things ...
I've read "multiply your favourite 35mm lens by 3 and that's the focal length you need for 4x5"
I use a 35mm as my "normal" lens ... so that seems to indicate a 105mm. But then this issue of coverage and movement comes up ...
I was given a 100 3.5 Zeiss Tessar ... I see an e-bay auction that describes this as "rare" ... asking price $1300 US ... I assume this is a great lens.
I've been told that this lens is useless for 4x5 ... no movements ... unsharp corners
I want to do outdoor stuff ... probably want some movement
I was planning on ditching this lens cheap ... last night I held the lens up to a too-large lensboard ... it seemed to fill the screen ...
Should I just invest in a 0 board and use this as my WA ... if I do would a recessed board improve coverage and if so what mm board ... and any online source for retaining rings?
Or should I sell it ... is it really $1300 ?
I appreciate any feed back
E. A. Smith
Chaffeys Lock Ontario