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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rocks View Post
    Would a SA 5.6 (non-XL) be a better option than the SA 8?
    I'm afraid I have no info on the non-XL SA 90/5.6. My catalog only shows the XL version of that lens.

    A full stop can make a difference on the GG. The image is a bit brighter, and the focus a bit more precise.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    There certainly isn't. I traded a 90mm Super Angulon f8 for a Fujinon 90SW f8 and I still think I got the better end of the trade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Frank,

    The OP already has a 150. Why would he want a 135?

    FWIW, there's nothing "crappy" about a Fujinon SW 90.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    Opps missed that. Never mind!

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Frank,

    The OP already has a 150. Why would he want a 135?

    FWIW, there's nothing "crappy" about a Fujinon SW 90.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post
    Opps missed that. Never mind!
    Not necessarily. I made the same "mistake"... assuming that he would eventually have to return the borrowed gear (Toyo and 150 lens, decribed in post 1) and wanted to buy his own. Perhaps "borrowed" was code word for "on permanent loan; now mine" and some of us missed that implication.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Not necessarily. I made the same "mistake"... assuming that he would eventually have to return the borrowed gear (Toyo and 150 lens, decribed in post 1) and wanted to buy his own. Perhaps "borrowed" was code word for "on permanent loan; now mine" and some of us missed that implication.
    Yeah, my wording was a bit confusing. It's a "permanent loan" sort of deal, he just told me not to sell it.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    No problem. You should be able to find a 90 well within your price range. I picked up a Schneider 5.6 90 a few years ago for $200 in a well-operating shutter. The filter ring has a ding but all is OK with it. Personally... I don't like the lens or the 90 FL on 4x5 and got much more for my money, and greater utility, with longer (12 inch/ 300 mm) FL lens. I'm not a WA kind of visionary.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    Maybe this is the wrong place to post this... but I have a nearly mint 90mm SA f/8 I want to sell. I want a tad more coverage so I'm replacing it with a Nikkor SW f/8. I don't want to sell it too cheaply but I'm realistic about it's current value. Anyone is welcome to chime in regarding how much I should ask for it. I can post pics here if you're interested.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    I've just bought a 90mm SA f8 in Synchro Compur shutter from a dealer in the UK lens and shutter are exc++ and I paid 249 uk.

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    Re: New to Large Format- what lens to get?

    As already mentioned you could go for a cheap 90mm 5.6 Angulon, but you may prefer a 90 with a larger image circle so that there is more scope for movement. I think it worth paying a little more for a Super Angulon personally if you want a 90mm lens.

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