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    What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Curious to know what lenses 4x5 LF photographers lens kit consists of whether it be primarily for landscape, architecture, portraits or a bit if this and a little of that.

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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    What's in yours?
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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmsmaggie View Post
    Curious to know what lenses 4x5 LF photographers lens kit consists of whether it be primarily for landscape, architecture, portraits or a bit if this and a little of that.
    Mine consists of a 90mm, 150mm and 210mm. Focal length is pretty close on all these but I'm just building up my kit and these were all great deals. Plan to get something much wider and something reasonably longer and there I'll stop. Yes.. yes, I know.. I say that now..

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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I do mostly landscapes so far (they don't move much and I'm new so r e a l l y slow). I have a 105 with very little room for movements, a 135, and a 210. I might want something longer than the 210, but I need to learn to use what I've got before I buy more.
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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Pitman View Post
    What's in yours?
    Why, mine is empty of course

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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I do a lot of landscape but unlike landscape with small format, use the 210 mostly. I have a 115, 135, 210, 300, and 480, also 120 macro and 250 Imagon. Will be looking at a 600ish telephoto tomorrow. The 115 is a Rodenstock Grandagon-N and covers 5X7 so it has good coverage, very good for a short lens. I find the 210 gets as much use as all the rest combined.

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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I have a 90, 150, 210, and 300.

    Gary
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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I've dedicated my 4x5 to shooting 6x12cm roll film only. Mostly landscape.

    38 SA XL
    58 SA XL
    90 f/8 SA
    135 Apo Symmar
    210 Graphic-Kowa (double duty for 8x10)
    300 Fujinon-C (double duty for 8x10)
    450 Fujinon-C (double duty for 8x10)
    72 SA XL for 6x10 (8x10 cropped)
    110 SS XL for 8x10
    150 SS XL for 8x10

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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    for 4x5: 47, 75, 105, 135, 17"

    for 8x10: 300mm
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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I shoot almost exclusively landscapes with my 4x5. My lenses are: 65mm f8 Ilex Acugon, 90mm f6.8 Caltar II-N, in the mail headed to me a 127mm f4.7 Rodenstock Ysarex (to fill this gap), 150mm f5.6 Caltar II-N, and an old 240mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar.

    I'm more of a wide angle shooter so the 65mm and 90mm are my primary lenses. Wouldn't mind having something in the 300mm range just to fill out the set, but it can wait.

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