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Pawlowski6132
27-Apr-2010, 19:59
What are the top three sharpest 210mm lenses?

Jack Dahlgren
27-Apr-2010, 20:05
They are all sharp if you drop them. Wear gloves!

Frank Petronio
27-Apr-2010, 20:16
Probably individual sample variation and external factors (how solid the camera mount, how perfect a film plane) play a larger role than whether it was made by Rodenstock or Symmar or Fuji.

But the latest Rodenstock Sironar-S or Schneider APO-Symmar L will be the sharpest yet made, at least outside military options.

Tony Karnezis
27-Apr-2010, 20:51
I don't know, but here is a comparison of 6 different ~210mm lenses.
http://www.hevanet.com/cperez/test/BigMash210.html

John Powers
28-Apr-2010, 04:10
I don't know, but here is a comparison of 6 different ~210mm lenses.
http://www.hevanet.com/cperez/test/BigMash210.html

210mm for what coverage/image circle/format? The lenses in this comparison range from IC 210-335. Only the Docter Optic Germinar W with an IC of 335 would just cover 8x10. Is there any data for 210mm lenses with larger coverage? For instance: Super-Symmar XL ic 500, Super-Angulon ic 500, Super-Symmar HM ic 356, APO-Sironar W ic 352, APO-Sironar S ic 316, Fujinon CM-W ic 309, APO-Symmar ic 305. source: Specs for new large format lenses Compiled by Michael K. Davis for the Large Format Page "New Large Format Lenses for 8x10in (312.5 mm Diagonal) Sorted by Focal Length, Image Circle Michael K. Davis January 2002"

Isnít there a 210mm Computar/Kowa with ULF coverage and also a Dagor?

I had a 210mm Super-Symmar XL, but it looked like I was going to have to buy a trailer for my 7x17 baby jogger to carry it and its suitcase around on my OH & Erie Canal towpath ventures.

John

rdenney
28-Apr-2010, 04:18
What are the top three sharpest 210mm lenses?

Yes.

Rick "sharpness is a state of mind" Denney

Armin Seeholzer
28-Apr-2010, 12:38
The 3 sharpest 210 mm lenses for 4x5 are:
Sironar S/APO Symmar my APO Symmar was for a long time my reference lens in sharpness, till a got a APO Sironar S 240 mm which holds the sharpness better to the edges even in 8x10!

Cheers Armin

mcfactor
30-Apr-2010, 10:00
The 210 Sironar-N will hold its sharpness to the edges (and slightly beyond) 8x10 as well.