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    Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    hi all

    I have been looking for 210mm or 240mm lens for my 8x10 camera that will let me have a lot of movements.

    I have look at almost all the treads that talks about those lenses and I have not found out what I am looking for

    So I was hoping that you all could help me with this.

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    Many 240mm lenses in a Copal 3 shutter will handily cover 8x10, they were made for the format.
    Other lenses, such as the Fujinon 250 f6.7, also cover 8x10.
    This chart will help: http://www.largeformatphotography.in.../LF8x10in.html

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    You're pushing your luck with 210, but there are a few compact lenses out there that will do it. If you want to work compact in the 240 to 250 range, you can
    choose between the 250 G-Claron, 240 Fuji A, or the less common 250/6.7 (don't confuse this with the 6.3) - all of these will easily cover 8x10 with moderate
    movements at typical working apertures.

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    210mm Apo Sironar W fully covers 810.

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    if you are looking for older lens - Angulon 210mm f6.8 has a lot of movements for 8x10.

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    Another good choice is a Docter Optic 240mm f9 Germinar W, which, like the Fujinon A, fits in a #1 shutter.
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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    Most general-purpose 250/5.6 studio plasmats should be fine, but aren't very convenient in the field due to their weight. But what exactly do you mean by "plenty"
    of coverage? Are you contemplating something like extreme rise?

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    Rodenstock Apo-Sironar (W) 210/5.6 - 352mm IC

    Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 240/5.6 - 372mm IC

    I have both of those lenses. Each has the largest IC of any lens in my database in the respective focal length.

    I believe common practice for extended movements is to tilt the camera bed, then set front and back vertical.
    That technique provides more rigid support than relying on extensive shift of the front standard.

    - Leigh

    For reference, the full diagonal of 8x10 film is 325mm. The image area diagonal is slightly less.
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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    The 210mm Super-Symmar HM from Schneider was the competition of the Apo-Sironar W and has about the same image circle. It is bigger and heavier though.

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    Re: Which 210mm and 240mm lens for 8x10

    The Fujinon 250mm f6.7 lens that Drew mentioned has an image circle of 398mm. It is single coated if that matters to you.

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