Re: Lens Recommendation for circa 1905 Korona 8 x 10
Originally Posted by Corran
Just want to say that indeed, a 210mm Symmar-S DOES COVER 8x10.
This has been well documented. You can find many shots with one on 8x10 on my blog linked below. I don't use it anymore because I got a 210mm with more coverage though, because the Symmar-S has no movements to speak of.
Yes, that was my 'starter lens' on my Century. Got one on ebay for $125. They are very sharp also. If you add any back swing or tilt the coverage increases compared to being parallel to the subject and focused at the far point. The short distance between the standards with this focal length helped minimize wobble on the camera's 100 year old focus base.