I have three modern process lenses (in barrel) that were originally used on a la te model computerized 20x24 copy camera. The lenses are Eskofot 305mm, 210mm, a nd 150mm, all with f/9 maximum apertures. These West German lenses appear to be extremely well made. I am considering having the the 305mm lens mounted in a s hutter to use on my 4x5 field camera (a Wisner Technical Field - 4" lensboards), but I would like to get some feedback from others before going this route. I k now that this lens is optimized for high magnifications (close-up), but I have a lso heard that lenses of this type can also perform very well at infinity. The design of this lens is probably similar to the G-Glaron except I suspect that th is lens, if anything, is probably built to even higher standards than the G-Gla ron. It has ample covering power - about that of the 305mm G-Glaron (also a f/9 lens), as determined by a little experimentation.
1) Has anyone heard of Eskofot and, if so, what do you know about these lenses?
2) Do you think this lens will perform well as a landscape lens?
Any additional information or recommendations that you can provide would be grea tly appreciated.
Thanks Tom Johnston