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4-Mar-2012, 08:59
Hello Friends,

I've just hold a Apo-Ronar 1:9 /150 in my hands and wants to take some 1:1 shots on 4x5.
Does anybody use that lens and know what f/stop would gave me the sharpest detail?

I just test it on f64 and it was bluring.

Kind regards

Dan Fromm
4-Mar-2012, 09:08
Rodentstock's Process Lens Manual recommends using f/22 at 1:1 (f/32 for focal lengths longer than 760 mm). If f/22 doesn't get you as much depth of field as you want, you'll have to experiment to see whether you can get the DoF and sharpness you want at a smaller stop. Odds are that you can't. The reason is that at f/22 (set, f/45 effective) the diffraction blur disk is nearly as large as a reasonable CoC.

4-Mar-2012, 09:56
Thanks Dan! Is there a place, where I can find that Manual from Rodenstock?

Dan Fromm
4-Mar-2012, 11:21
Um, my copy came from Joerg Krusche (to who all credit is due) via Emmanuel Bigler (to whom all credit is also due). I believe that Emmanuel has posted it and the other documents that Joerg provided and has published a link to them on the French LF site. This is no good to you.

I've just put them up, don't know if you'll be able to get to them. Try this link https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=8d71bc33c77d1008&resid=8D71BC33C77D1008!135&parid=8D71BC33C77D1008!114 and let me know whether it works for you.

5-Mar-2012, 08:05
Dan, thanks a lot! I'm from Germany, so that was the perfect upload.