i was wondering if someone can give me info on a zeiss protar triple convertible lens. i am was toying with the idea of buying one and using it as my primary lens on a 8x10. but i don't really know if it is worth the money. i know that some legends used them &c &c, but that isn't really what matters to me, it is contrast / flatness and image quality ... i'm not one for using many of the intermediate fstops, i usually shoot either wide open or down to about f22. i have read some of the archived threads about the b&l protars ( the same lens but for less money) but no much about the zeiss protars.
is it really worth the $$ it demands ( small fortune ) ... or will i be happy enough with something like a wollensak velostigmat which costs maybe 1/3 the price?
i'll primarily be shooting architectural subjects, remnents & broken down buildings in-situ, portraits, streetscapes landscape-y sort of things.
THANKS in advance