The thread on 8x10 wide angle lenses got me thinking.
I'm becoming ever more interested in the 5x8 (not 5x7) format. It takes at least 231mm to cover (diagonal of 4.75 x 7.75 is 9.1 inches, or 231 mm). A lens that will just barely cover 8x10 will probably work just find for me with nice movements.
I've got the mid-long end of the range covered already with a Fuji-A 240mm and 14" R. D. Artar. Both overkill from a coverage standpoint. But I already own them for 4x5! A bird in hand...
So I'm looking for lenses in the range of 135 - 180 mm. I also want them to be light weight so I can hike with them. I've been searching around for days and find that there's not a lot out there that will cover at all, much less be light weight.
What little I've found, including the 8x10 thread, is pointing me towards a 6 1/4 inch Wolly. But I'm finding it very difficult to find information on Wollensak lenses. They apparently produced a large variety of lenses and I can't tell one lens line from another. Yet. I guess I need a scorecard (sorry -- it's world series season, I couldn't resist). Any idea where I can learn more about the old Wolly lens lineups?
Any suggestions of other lenses in the 135-180mm range with an image circle greater than, say, 250mm would also be appreciated.