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Thread: 12x20 lenses

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    12x20 lenses

    I am almost finished putting together a 12x20 conversion to my cambo 8x10. Everything is fine except for the lense. Since the only way I am able to purchase lenses is online (ebay, Quality camera, etc...), and have a limited supply of money (student). Basically I don't want to pay for a lense and find out that it does not have eanough coverage. I tend to gravitate to wide angle, but not so much that my subjects become distorted. My favorite lense on my 8x10 is the 240caltar f5.6. There is just alot of versitility with this lense. Versitility is another important aspect of a lense I feel is important, because I don't want to have more than one lense. The last thing is afordability (not cheep I only want to purchase it once). I need a lense mounted in a shutter and in good working order (no costly repairs). I am a student that wishes he could afford the new Schneider FINE ART 6g lense, but I cant. Five to seven hundred is about my limit. One thousand if I really find somthing wonderfull.
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    Tim

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    1. 355 G Claron in Copal 3 shutter

    2. 450 M nikor or the 450 fugi C

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Best bargain lenses in shutter.

    360mm f/5.6 Symmar Convertible for wide angle.

    450mm Nikkor-M for semi-wide angle.

    Many good apo lenses in barrel if you can live without a shutter.

    Sandy King

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Nikkor M has IC 440mm, how does it cover 1220?

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Songyun View Post
    Nikkor M has IC 440mm, how does it cover 1220?
    Circle of illumination is much larger than 440mm. Stopped down to f/45 or or more, typical of ULF work, the circle of useful illumination is large enough to even cover 20X24.

    Most ULF photographers are familiar with the covering ability of 450mm Nikkor M.

    Bear in mind that most ULF work will not be enlarged more than 2X-3X. Coverage data for lenses normally assumes magnification of at least 6X - 8X.

    Sandy King

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    I am thinking that the 360 Symmar will be most useable. I am curious as to the movements I would be able to use. Also, Does anyone know where I could find one??

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Does 360A cover?

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by tim810 View Post
    I am thinking that the 360 Symmar will be most useable. I am curious as to the movements I would be able to use. Also, Does anyone know where I could find one??
    360 Symmar just covers, with very little movement.

    For movements, best bet is 450mm Nikkor. You will have several inches with this lens.

    Look on ebay. Both the 360mm Symmar convertible and Nikkor-M come up often.

    Sandy King

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    Is the 360 Symmar S the same as the convertible??
    I found one on KEH.com

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    Re: 12x20 lenses

    From the Mamut website is a list of ULF lenses.

    Brand Model Type Focal Length AP Circle
    American Optical co. Type 1 Cl 305 5.6 592
    Bausch & Lomb Metrogon Aero 300 511
    Bausch & Lomb Series VII convertible Protar Cl 18/30 in. 6.3 755
    Bausch & Lomb Series VII convertible Protar Cl 303/481/592 7 452
    Bausch & Lomb Protar IV Cl 390 12.5 780
    Calumet Caltar Mod 375 6.3 468
    Calumet Caltar II Mod 300 5.6 425
    Calumet Caltar II Mod 360 6.8 435
    Calumet Caltar S Mod 300 5.6 420
    Calumet Caltar SII Mod 300 5.6 420
    Calumet Caltar SII Mod 360 6.8 500
    Computar F9 305 9 482
    Fallowfield Extreme Wide Angle Cl 8.5 in 16 450
    Fuji Fujinon-W Mod 300 5.6 420
    Fuji Fujinon-W Mod 360 5.6 485
    Fuji Fujinon-CM-W Mod 360 6.5 485
    Fuji Fujinon-CM-W Mod 450 8 520
    Fuji Fujinon-SW Mod 300 8 720
    Fuji Fujinon-A Mod 300 9 420
    Fuji Fujinon-A Mod 360 10 504
    Fuji Fujinon-A Mod 600 11 840
    Fuji Fujinon-A Mod 1200 24 1120
    Fuji Fujinon-C Mod 450 12.5 486
    Fuji Fujinon-C Mod 600 11.5 620
    Fuji Fujinon-L Mod 420 8 480
    Goertz Golden Dagor Cl 305 6.8 427
    Goertz Wide-Angle Golden Dagor Cl 165 8 397
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 420 9.5 381
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 480 11 437
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 610 11 549
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 762 12.5 722
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 890 12.5 794
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 1065 14 976
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 1205 15 1158
    Goertz Red Dot Artar Proc 1280 16 1620
    Goertz Hypergon Cl 150 643
    Goertz Hypergon CL 200 858
    Karl Mayer Super Anastigmat Cl 305 6.8 452
    Karl Mayer Apo-Process Proc 305 9 452
    Kodak Anastigmat Proc 530 11 592
    Kodak Commercial Ek Cl 355 6.3 444
    Kodak Wide Field Ek Cl 250 6.3 422
    Nikkor M Mod 450 9 440
    Nikkor W Mod 300 5.6 420
    Nikkor W Mod 360 5.6 494
    Nikkor APO-Process Proc 210 10 305
    Nikkor APO-Process Proc 260 10 378
    Rodenstock Apo Ronar Mod 480 9 592
    Rodenstock Apo Sironar Mod 300 5.6 490
    Rodenstock Grandagon Mod 200 6.8 495
    Rodenstock Sironar N Mod 360 6.8 435
    Rodenstock Sironar N Mod 480 8.4 500
    Rodenstock Rodagon Enl 360 6.3 397
    Rodenstock Rodagon-G Enl 480 8.4 397
    Rodenstock Apo-Ronar-CL Proc
    Rodenstock Apo-Gerogon Proc
    Rodenstock Apo-Gerogon S Proc
    Rodenstock Apo-Graphigon Proc
    Schneider Doppel Anastigmat Symmar Cl 360 6.8 592
    Schneider Apo Symmar Mod 300 5.6 425
    Schneider Apo Symmar Mod 360 6.8 491
    Schneider Apo Symmar Mod 480 8 500
    Schneider G Claron Mod 355 9 442
    Schneider Super Angulon Mod 210 8 500
    Schneider Symmar Mod 360 5.6 500
    Schneider Symmar S MC Mod 360 6.8 491
    Schneider Symmar S MC Mod 480 6.8 500
    Schneider Componon-S El
    Sinar APO Sinaron D Mod 600 9 496
    Sinar Sinaron S Mod 300 5.6 425
    Sinar Sinaron S Mod 360 6.8 435
    Sinar Sinaron S Mod 480 9 480
    Taylor Hobson Cooke APO Process Anastigmat Proc 625 10 592
    Taylor Hobson Cooke Wide Angle Anastigmat Cl 200 6.5 349
    Turner Reich Cl 915 1118
    Turner Reich Triple convertible Cl 305/535/714 6.8 452
    Zeiss Ikon/Voigtlander Apo-Skopar Cl 600 9 400
    Zeiss Protar III Cl 407 9 781
    Zeiss Protar Cl 210 18 467
    Zeiss Protar V Cl 275 528
    Zeiss Protar V Cl 325 624
    Zeiss Protar V Cl 632 993
    Zeiss Protar VII Cl 690 1084

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