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    Should I get a Fresnel?

    Hi, I'm thinking of getting this Fresnel below.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Shen-Hao...1#ht_500wt_888

    I take night photography a lot these days with my Shen Hao 4x5 and 75mm f/5.6 and It's really hard to see with the original gg.

    Would it be helpful?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    Are you considering this to help with focusing, framing or both?
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    I would say both.

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    get it.... for that money it's hard to go wrong and it might help you see the corners with a wide lens

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    For more discussion on this deceptively complex subject go to http://www.largeformatphotography.in...p/t-50729.html

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    This seller has a bad reputation and has had Ebay accounts suspended in the past. He trades as Global matter of Ohio. There's a couple of threads on this forum about his dubious business practice.

    I bought a screeen off him, it was lost in the post at O'hare airport (it was tracked & insured), he did not make a claim and it then took many months before he finally replaced it and I had to pay postage again, the screen that arrived was not new and covered with scratches. Unfortunately without travelling to Ohio there was no way to make a claima against him. So buyers beware.

    Ian

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    Just to add I have double checked and the items listed on ebay are also listed on the Global Matter website, with identical photographs so it is the same eller.

    Ian

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    Actually, I've always thought the best Fresnel comes from Fresno.

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Just to add I have double checked and the items listed on ebay are also listed on the Global Matter website, with identical photographs so it is the same eller.

    Ian
    Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, I already paid him a few hours ago...Well,,,we will see!

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    Re: Should I get a Fresnel?

    Quote Originally Posted by rustyair View Post
    Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, I already paid him a few hours ago...Well,,,we will see!
    You at least have the protection of Ebay and Paypal.

    Ian

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