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David Michael Bigeleisen
15-Jun-2010, 19:44
I just purchased a Bausch & Lomb 1c Tessar from a member of this forum. It is an f4.5 and is described to have a focal length of 8 1/4 inches. Does anyone know whether this lens will cover 8x10?

Thank you in advance.

David Michael Bigeleisen

Jim Graves
15-Jun-2010, 20:23
Here's a link to a data base on lenses ... under the General Use subsection it has a B&L Tessar f/4.5 ... 8 1/2" (doesn't list an 8 1/4") ... that it shows as covering 5x8 wide open but doesn't show what it will cover stopped down: Link (http://www.allenrumme.com/lensdb/DBIntro-1.html)

Dan Fromm
15-Jun-2010, 20:26
f/4.5 Tessars usually cover 110% of focal length at f/22. Do the arithmetic.

16-Jun-2010, 03:28
depends on what you want to shoot with it. quick answer. no.

portrait distances...yes. but why shoot an 8.5 inch lens on portraits. wrong perspective IMO....too short.

Petzval Paul
16-Jun-2010, 10:13
I have a 5x8 version that just covers 8x10, so not much movements and the edges are a tad funky. I like the look!