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    210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    Hola,
    Can anyone recommend (think cheap) 210mm-240mm range of lenses for my 8x10? I can go the shutterless route if that is pretty cheap (I can do lenscap, lensock or anything). If I do the shutterless route, I can save up and eventually get those installed on something right? LIke lensn2shutter guy.

    I've read a lot about the Konica 210 covering 8x10's. I used to see them go for a song but I think since people found out it can be attached to a shutter, they are real expensive now.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    . If I do the shutterless route, I can save up and eventually get those installed on something right? LIke lensn2shutter guy.

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    I wouldn't personally plan on that. If you get some thing like the Clarons that you can screw into a shutter yourself that's great but any thing that requires some body to mount into a shutter for you won't save any money.

    I think the Fuji-W 210mm is likely the cheapest lens in a shutter that covers 8x10. You need to make sure you get the first series and not one of the later ones.

    The G-Clarons if you want some thing without a shutter.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    I'll look for a Fuji-W 210mm. I sometimes see Fuji 210mm but I'm guessing I need to look for the "W" designation to know it will cover 8x10?

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/fujinon.htm

    http://members.aol.com/subgallery/byseries.htm

    Kerry's website covers how to tell the models apart. I find the filter size usually works. The W is normally the cheapest of the versions being single coated and oldest.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    210 angulons can be bought reasonably, I just picked one up for $99 last week. A 210 Symmar or Symmar-S will cover, without much room for movement (some, but not alot). They seem to sell really cheaply these days. This was shot with a 210 Symmar (old convertible style in sychro-compur). The IC on my newer 210 Symmar-S MC is even larger.



    A 210/240/260 Hexanon GRII would cover with lots of room, albeit it's shutterless (and not easily shuttered w/o paying someone to do it) so it's a packard or a lenscap.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_3536 View Post
    http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/fujinon.htm

    http://members.aol.com/subgallery/byseries.htm

    Kerry's website covers how to tell the models apart. I find the filter size usually works. The W is normally the cheapest of the versions being single coated and oldest.
    Nice web site. Guess I'll be doing some reading today
    Here's one on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fujinon-210mm-W-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Says "8x10 with minimal movements". Not sure what one person's minimal means and another person. I'll start with the thalmann page though.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    I have tried several, and ended up with the Kowa Graphic 210. Prices below are for lenses in shutter.

    1) Rodenstock APO W: REALLY sharp and has about an inch and a half of addional IC for 8x10, a bit large-ish in a Copal 3. Regularly sells for over $1000.

    2) Fuji 210 W, older single-coated version with 58mm front threads. Good lens and covers about the same as the Roenstock W, medium-sized in a Copal 1. ~~ $400

    3) Dagor Gold Dot, Swiss Kern version, coated and very nice, but just covered to the corners of 8x10 after which image quality visibly deteriorated. Tiny lens in a Copal 1. Expensive, usually around $1000.

    4) The Kowa is single coated with no filter threads, tiny like the Dagor and in a Copal 1, but covers even more than the Fuji or Rodenstock W, which is why I kept it. Getting more expensive, but can usually be found for $500 in shutter.

    5) There is a Computar version of the Kowa, an f9 lens and not the f6.3 version, that is rumored to have even more usable IC, but they are as rare as hen's teeth and priced accordingly.
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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    Nice web site. Guess I'll be doing some reading today
    Here's one on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fujinon-210mm-W-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Says "8x10 with minimal movements". Not sure what one person's minimal means and another person. I'll start with the thalmann page though.

    That's a latter model. You can tell from the filter size.

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    What Jack said. I have a 210 Computar--very light, in a Copal 1. Problem is that they're hard to come by and tend to fetch a good price because of it. Sandy King posted a list of the image circles of the Computar lenses. The 210 will cover 11x14 and the 240 will almost cover 8x20.

    The Computar lens and ULF coverage.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=10255

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    Re: 210'ish lenses for my 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Karnezis View Post
    What Jack said. I have a 210 Computar--very light, in a Copal 1. Problem is that they're hard to come by and tend to fetch a good price because of it. Sandy King posted a list of the image circles of the Computar lenses. The 210 will cover 11x14 and the 240 will almost cover 8x20.

    The Computar lens and ULF coverage.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=10255
    I have a 210 Computar Symetrigon. I guess its not the same lens

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