Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

  1. #1
    stradibarrius stradibarrius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Monroe, GA
    Posts
    819

    Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    How often do you use your longer focal length lenses in LF? Say 300mm and longer?
    Generalizations are made because they are Generally true...

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    2,051

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    I see I used the 360 and 500 Nikon T ED just 30% of the time for quan. 400 4X5s' in 4 years. Lots more than I thought. But that includes 3 months in the Canadian Rockies.

    Nate Potter, Austin TX.

  3. #3
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    14,762

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    I'm assuming you are referring to such usage with 4x5 film, in which case I use 300 frequently, 360 a lot, and 450 rather
    frequently too. The nice thing about these longer lenses is that they generally have enough coverage for 8x10 film too.
    I select from Nikkor M, Fuji C, and Fuji A. None are telephoto design.

  4. #4
    IanG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Aegean (Turkey & UK)
    Posts
    4,122

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    In twenty plus years twice - a 300mm f9 Nikon M, it was rare I used longer than 150mm although I'm beginning to use a 203mm or 210mm more in the past 2-3 years. It depends what & where you shoot, I don't shoot in wide open landscapes very often. My Nikon 300mm also fits my 10x8 cameras.

    Ian

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    732

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    I used my Fuji 300mm for the first time on my 4x5 last week. Originally bought it for my 8x10 but I can see myself using it a bit more. Big old thing though.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Aurora, Colorado
    Posts
    501

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    My Fuji 300mm is one of my "don't leave home without it" lenses. I use it a lot.
    Never is always wrong; always is never right.

    www.LostManPhoto.com
    www.MarkStahlkePhotography.com

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Hampton, VA
    Posts
    328

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    I use my 360mm and 500mm Nikkor T-ED lenses a lot - more than I ever expected to. I shoot landscapes so a lot of time moving in closer is not possible/practical. Just got a 720mm rear cell so I am looking forward to trying that out too.

    Bob

  8. #8
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    8,075

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    Never, but then I never own anything over 210mm for 4x5, and used 150mm 99% of the time.

    A lot of work in the deep forest, so longer lenses are not used as much (by me, anyway).

  9. #9
    8x10, 5x7, 4x5, et al Leigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Posts
    5,438

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    As with any lens selection, it will depend on your subject matter, shooting style, and personal preference.

    I have Nikkor M in 300/9 and 450/9 and a Nikkor W 360/6.5. I use all of them regularly.

    One common scenario for me is to take overall shots (architecture for example) using a wide lens, then
    close in for details using the longer focal lengths.

    - Leigh
    If you believe you can, or you believe you can't... you're right.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    grand rapids
    Posts
    3,844

    Re: Is a 300mm lense a use focal length for 4x5???

    all the time.

Similar Threads

  1. DIY and focal length
    By northeast16th in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2011, 09:49
  2. Zoom lens focal length and back focal length relation
    By raghavsol in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2011, 03:00
  3. Calculating bellows extension/focal length at different focal distances?
    By BetterSense in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-Sep-2010, 08:40
  4. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2008, 21:52
  5. fresnel lense focal length
    By robc in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 8-Nov-2005, 13:08

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •