View Full Version : a macro lens to cover 8x15?

Lori Nix
25-Jan-2007, 20:30
I'm looking for a macro lens that will cover 8x15. I also have limited bellows draw? Any ideas?

Jim Galli
25-Jan-2007, 23:24
I have a no name (think it is JML) process camera lens of 183mm focal length. It would get to 1:1 at about 14" bellows and would cover your format. Process cameras work at mostly the same ratios as macro so it should be a good candidate. Contact me off line if interested. It's an f8 lens. jimgalli at lnett dot com LNETT

Ernest Purdum
26-Jan-2007, 10:16
We need some more information to give you a good answer. What range of magnification are you looking for? Up to 1:1? Beyond? How long are your bellows?

Lori Nix
27-Jan-2007, 09:32
I have an old 8x15 camera with a maximum bellows draw of 23". I will be photographing dioramas, so I'd like to find a lens that will give me a 1:1 to a 1:5 ratio and still cover 15 inches.

Jim Rice
27-Jan-2007, 09:50
Why not a G-Claron? Optimized for 5:1 to 1:5 and stopped down still useful as a moderate wide at infinity.

Jim Rice
27-Jan-2007, 09:53
And reasonably priced, as well.

Ken Lee
27-Jan-2007, 09:59
The Fujinon 240A (http://www.kenleegallery.com/html/tech/tech.html#240A) will cover 8x10 at infinity, so at 1:1, its coverage will be double.

It is a process lens, designed for close work, but functions nicely at all distances.

Vivek Iyer
27-Jan-2007, 10:40
I have an 135mm f/2 Xero-Nikkor (barrel, no shutter). It is optimized for 2X. Will comfortably cover what you want and more. Drop me a line if interested.