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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Thanks for your work Dann ! yeah I do understand that the informations sources are scattered all over the Internet and that gathering them would take a life time of two... The definitive large format lenses "bible" is something yet to be... However, I'll try to gather as much lenses specs as I can to submit them to the website "animaux.de"
    Large format photography is not only about size.

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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    This is interesting!

    https://animaux.de/blog/technik/bitm...arzweiss-alle/


    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent L View Post
    Thanks for your work Dann ! yeah I do understand that the informations sources are scattered all over the Internet and that gathering them would take a life time of two... The definitive large format lenses "bible" is something yet to be... However, I'll try to gather as much lenses specs as I can to submit them to the website "animaux.de"

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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Laurent, if you want to read it, write it. You might urge Bernard Sulmon, who posts on galerie-photo.info as Photo-collector, to make one. Based on his prior work, the result will be incomplete, will be posted ,on cjoint.com and will disappear a day or two after being posted.

    I've looked at https://lf.animaux.de/lenses, but not critically. People who like that sort of thing will like it. I think the effort put into it could have been better used writing catalogues raisonnes by maker, as Eric Beltrando and I did for Boyer and I did for Ilex (mainly modern lenses) and Berthiot. But since the effort wasn't mine I really can't complain or criticize.

    As far as gathering sources goes, I've done a reasonable but far from perfect job. I've missed some catalogs, have found others that I didn't think were worth the trouble of adding to the list. My list is quite weak on obscure makers, e.g., most English lens makers, most Italian, the one or two Swiss firms, and of course minor German firms. And it has virtually nothing -- just a few links to lists of links that others have compiled -- on pre-anastigmat lenses.

    If you want what its author claims to be a nearly exhaustive list (I see it as incomplete and riddled with errors), ask Henri Gaud, who posts on galerie-photo.info as Nestor Burma, for a link to his list. Allen Rumme has posted a list of lenses at http://www.allenrumme.com/lensdb/DBIntro-1.html. It is focused on his interests, is incomplete, partly because of that, and contains errors. As I keep on saying, none of these things is perfect.

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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    I used to use this website "www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses" as a good resource when looking to buy a lens .
    Apart from details of the lenses construction and filter thread size it also detailed lens coverage and available movement on different formats .

    Now when you click on the link
    ( eg . https://www.schneideroptics.com/info...4,5-105mm.html )
    It automatically redirects you to https://schneiderkreuznach.com/en .

    Luckily I have found it still on the Way back machine ; http://web.archive.org/web/201604131...format_lenses/

    I have posted this in the main thread , but thought I'd post it in this one in case anyone is looking for information on Schneider lenses .

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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by neilt3 View Post
    I used to use this website "www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses" as a good resource when looking to buy a lens .
    Apart from details of the lenses construction and filter thread size it also detailed lens coverage and available movement on different formats .

    Now when you click on the link
    ( eg . https://www.schneideroptics.com/info...4,5-105mm.html )
    It automatically redirects you to https://schneiderkreuznach.com/en .

    Luckily I have found it still on the Way back machine ; http://web.archive.org/web/201604131...format_lenses/

    I have posted this in the main thread , but thought I'd post it in this one in case anyone is looking for information on Schneider lenses .
    All the info about Schneider Lenses should be in here too: https://lf.animaux.de/lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by animaux View Post
    All the info about Schneider Lenses should be in here too: https://lf.animaux.de/lenses
    Thanks for the link .
    Handy that you can select what format you want the lens for and it filters out the unsuitable ones .
    Very helpful .

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    Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Glad it’s useful to you!

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