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Thread: Good tonality and contrast lens - need advice

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    Good tonality and contrast lens - need advice

    Hello,

    Could you recommend a lens that has good (smooth) tonality and good overall contrast? I shoot 4x5 portraits mostly so prefer the focus length about 210mm(8"). I'd like to find older lens with such characteristics.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Good tonality and contrast lens - need advice

    A coated Dagor will be a good choice. The 210 have much more coverage than you need on a 4x5 but then you can use it on larger formats to.
    A 210 Heliar is also a good choice but have less contrast than the Dagor.

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    Re: Good tonality and contrast lens - need advice

    I have a Caltar 240mm Type Y, actually made by Rodenstock, that has the characteristics you mentioned.

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