View Full Version : Fuji W lens design?

4-Jun-2007, 08:30
Anybody know what the design is for the old Fuji W? I'm most curious about the 150mm that took 46mm filters.

John Schneider
4-Jun-2007, 09:03
For such a Fujinon question your first stop should be Kerry Thalmann's very informative webpage: http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/fujinon.htm

If I may quote from that page,

"One further anomaly is the little 150mm f6.3 Fujinon W. This lens was not a plasmat type like all the other members of the original W series. It is a tessar derived 4/3 design. For some mystifying reason this particular lens was granted W status, while all the other 4/3 tessar derived designs (210mm, 300mm, 420mm) carried the L designation."

4-Jun-2007, 09:10
I'm mostly curious on why the coverage is so high. Isn't it too high for a plasmat?

I stuck it on the 8x10. Figuring with 250mm published coverage I could check out the edges of the circle. Thing is it lit up the edges just fine. Image didn't seem that bad.

Thanks for the link to Kerry's webpage.

David Karp
4-Jun-2007, 11:30
Try this site: http://members.aol.com/subgallery.