I have noticed there's a few options around the 150-165mm range that provide a handsome amount of movements as a wide angle lens for 8X10 and even larger sheet film. I cannot afford the 150XL so that one is out. Does anyone have any comments regarding the performance, weight, and general things to know about the Nikkor 150 F8Sw lens (aside from IC obviously)? Also, if anyone can post or provide links to some images taken with this lens on "any" format, that would be great.
I am mostly concerned about weight, something I didn't really think was a big deal with the Schneider 90XL lens which weighs 1.46lbs, though the Nikkor is 2.3lbs, or 57%heavier than the Schneider. I have owned the beastly Schneider 360mm F6.8 lens and THAT was a beast at 3.28lbs. I never ended up using it due to shear size, though it is ~70% heavier than the Nikkor.
The lens would be mounted on an ~6lb camera.