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Jim Worthington
16-Jul-1998, 17:58
Does anybody know the covering power of these lenses: 162mm Graflex Optar/Wollensak Raptar f/4.5 190mm Graflex Optar/Wollensak Raptar f/4.5 Thanks Jim Worthington

Ron Shaw
16-Jul-1998, 18:04
I have the 162mm, (Graphlex Optar), which is made by Wollensak (I believe it is the same as the Raptar, just renamed), which I use all the time on my Speed Grap hic. I dont know its coverage (but at 162mm, its probably fine for 4x5), but I c an use the full rise (19mm) of the SG without any coverage problems. Its a sharp lens, its biggest drawback is mine appears to be uncoated, which means probably pre-war. However, for most shots, my chromes are very saturated. The 190mm shou ld have plenty of coverage.