Hi, This forum is great -- So much information. I am relatively new to large for mat, and really appreciate all of the advice.
I have a Calumet 45NX, which I usually use on the short (12") rail, and carry in a backpack. I have 3 lenses. APO Grandagon 75mm and 90mm f/4.5, and a Caltar II -E 210mm f/6.8. I find that I am often looking for two more lenses. Something in the gentle wide to normal catagory, and something longer than the 210mm. Most o f my photography is landscape and architecture. I shoot mostly black and white, but the architecture is in both black and white and color.
Short lenses in consideration: 135mm Caltar II-N, 135mm APO Sironar-S, 125mm Fuj inon W f/5.6 with EBC. Concerns: Will I regret the lack of movement with these l enses? If I go with the Fujinon, will I regret the fact that all of my other len ses are Rodenstock (for color rendering, image qualities, etc)? Also, I have rea d in this thread that the Fujinon lenses might have more flare problems than oth er brands. Do you agree? Do you have any other suggestions?
Affordable longer lenses suitable for carrying in a pack seem to be limited to t he Nikon and Fujinon offerings. Any thoughts about a 300mm Geronar (if I can fin d one?) or other available lenses? (I can use a reversed recessed lensboard with 300mm or longer lenses, or switch to my longer rail.)
Note, I will probably be looking for something used, which means that I will pro bably not end up with a Sironar-S, because people never seem to give them up.
Thanks in advance.