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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Thank you very much to everyone for your opinions!

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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Ken, I visited your website, great photography and a lot of helpful info there!! Thank you for sharing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    "I've heard so many nice reviews"

    We need to be cautious about glowing reviews since they don't always convey the whole story.

    With 8x10 if you're simply trying to squeeze a few extra % of resolution for huge prints of landscape or architectural subjects, your enlargement/scanner methodology and film flatness may have more of an impact than lens choice. However in portraits with 8x10 (where depth of field will be very shallow and precise focus impossible) the differences between any of these lenses will be negligible.

    The main advantage of Fujinon A's over other plasmats is their relatively compact size: more important if you're hiking, less important for portraits. They are not miracle lenses. With a maximum opening f/9 or 10 they can be hard to use in dim lighting.

    Here's a portrait made with a Fujinon 300A on 5x7 film, with detail section.

    Here is a landscape image made with a Fujinon 300A on 8x10 film.

    Here is church building made with a Fujinon 300A on 4x5 film with detail section.

    If you get a 360mm APO Nikkor or APO Ronar you will get a lens of equivalent or even greater sharpness, but with less coverage. Coverage is rarely an issue when making portraits, so the need for a plasmat is questionable. These lenses are more portable, much more affordable and easier to find.

    I'd be surprised if a 360mm Fujinon A were substantially sharper than a good sample of a 360 Sironar N. The Fujinon is smaller, but with 8x10, the size and weight of a few extra film holders can cancel any savings.

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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Thank you, beautiful image!
    Quote Originally Posted by jesse View Post
    I don't have A360, but mine is an A300 by 5x7 Ilford Delta 100


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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    If the OP or others are interested, recently I made this photo with the Fujinon-A 360mm f/10.

    This is a fabulous lens—compact & light, sharp, EBC, contrasty, with a lovely color rendition.

    I shot this with an Intrepid 8x10 on Kodak Portra 400.

    If you can find one, it may be the only 8x10 lens you’ll need.
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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    That's lovely Rick, really terrific too

    regards

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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan9940 View Post
    My primary lens on 8x10 is a Fuji 360mm CM/W; bigger than the A version, but smaller than my 360mm Schneider Symmar-S. IMO, it doesn't really matter what lens you put in front of 8x10...its all good!
    I used to have a 360mm Symmar S lens, and it's a MONSTER! It's absolutely huge.

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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Keller View Post
    If the OP or others are interested, recently I made this photo with the Fujinon-A 360mm f/10.

    This is a fabulous lens—compact & light, sharp, EBC, contrasty, with a lovely color rendition.

    I shot this with an Intrepid 8x10 on Kodak Portra 400.

    If you can find one, it may be the only 8x10 lens you’ll need.
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    I completely agree to the last point. Might as well glue my Fujinon 360 to the front of my 8x10. It’s the light weight and huge coverage that make it such a special lens.


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    Re: Fujinon-A 360mm f/10 picture examples

    Since this thread has come back top life, fyi, my Fuji W 360mm lens does cover 11x14, but I need to keep it stopped down to f/22 or smaller for landscapes. It is working out nicely.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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