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Thread: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

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    Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    Is the Chamonix able to hold the Nikkor-sw 90mm 4.5 steady enough with movements? I've read a lot of conflicting posts regarding the 90mm performance on wooden field cameras, does anyone have experience with this combo?

    (And if you consider the 90 4.5 too big/heavy for a wood field camera, what 90 would you suggest?)

    Thanks,

    Horace

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    Re: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    I have both the 90mm f/4.5 and the 90mm f/8 Nikkor-SW lenses. The larger f/4.5 is fine on my Chamonix 4x5, but it's heavy for a field lens. For outdoor work in good light, the f/8 version is the better choice. At low light levels, the f/8 is very dim and seeing the edges of the frame can be nearly impossible. The performance of the f/8 is astounding--one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. The f/4.5 is a very good performer, but second to the f/8 version.

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    Re: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    Thank you

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    Re: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryS View Post
    The f/4.5 is a very good performer, but second to the f/8 version.
    hmmmm.

    Horace, I use the 4.5 on my chamonix and it's just fine.
    I prefer it over the 90mm 6.8 grandagon I had prior to this. And I'd rather have the 4.5 as I shoot in good light often before/after sunset.

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    Re: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    hmmmm.

    Horace, I use the 4.5 on my chamonix and it's just fine.
    I prefer it over the 90mm 6.8 grandagon I had prior to this. And I'd rather have the 4.5 as I shoot in good light often before/after sunset.
    great, thank you

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    Re: Nikon 90mm 4.5 on Chamonix 45n-2?

    I use that lens on my Chamonix 045n because I shoot at night. It works well enough for me. It is heavy though.



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