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    210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    While searching for an 8x10 format 210mm lens to put on a field camera I collected a lot of info from the internet. Most important, I though, was having a picture of the correct lens because many times the descriptions are ambiguous.

    I thought these were characteristic pictures, but if they are wrong, please point that out. Also, if you have pictures of some of the others please post them (like Sinaron WS).

    Which one did I get?? I found an Angulon in a Copal shutter.

    Image circle data comes from this website: http://brucebarrett.com/large_format..._Coverage.html

    Synopsis:
    1. Computar F9 = 325mm
    2. Macro Sinaron = 350mm
    3. Sinaron WS = 352mm
    4. Fujinon W = 352mm
    5. Super Symmar HM = 356mm
    6. Schneider Angulon = 362mm
    7. G-Claron WA = 391mm

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Computar F9

    Also Kowa Graphic??

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Macro Sinaron 210mm f 5.6

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    Sinaron WS 210mm 5.6

    No picture, but perhaps looks close to this 300mm WS lens.

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Fujinon W 210mm f 5.6

    Very important to look for the one with the writing around the lens like the picture. The later version has much less coverage and writing on the outside barrel. Both the older 8x10 lens and the newer 4x5 lens are called Fujinon W 210mm f5.6

    The lens in the picture just sold on ebay Japan for a little over $110 US dollars and was mistakenly said to have a 300mm image circle in the description. Someone got a deal!

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Super Symmar HM 210mm f5.6

    Smaller than the current XL lens.

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Schneider Angulon (not Super Angulon) 210mm f6.8

    Pictures of the lens in different shutters.

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    G-Claron WA 210mm f6.3

    From the specs, this one has a much bigger circle than the non-WA G-Claron 210mm

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer;588551[*
    G-Claron WA = 391mm[/LIST]
    Not at infinity. I had a 270mm version mounted in a shutter and that puppy could not cover 8x10 if you put a gun to my head.

    That lens was designed for repro work and the ic on the charts is for magnifications, not "landscape" or infinity work.

    http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/ar..._claron_wa.pdf


    BTW, don't forget the 210mm Dagor. Its covers 8x10 nicely.


    Mike
    Last edited by Michael Jones; 11-May-2010 at 10:45. Reason: forgot something...

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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    Here's my Schneider Super-Angulon 210/8 MC in Copal 3 (500mm plus coverage).....not for a "lightweight" field camera!

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