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    Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    I'm looking to find a lens to use on my 4x5 zone vi camera that will produce a vignetted image on 4x5 film -- severe enough to show part or all of the circle. I used to produce this effect when shooting 8x10 with a 125mm Fujinon lens. No luck so far finding something for 4x5.

    I'm thinking I need something that produces and image circle of no more than 120mm. But that lens can me so short that I won't be able to get it close enough to the film to focus at infinity.

    Anyone know of a lens that will work?

    Here is an example of what I'm talking about that was done with 8x0:

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Most lenses for 3/4 plate should do that.


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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Most but not all. Some of the Wide field Ektars in the 90 - 107 range cover. Have to wade through a lot of specs to make an estimate. Was hoping someone had a lens they knew would do this.
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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Any lens will work. All you have to do is black out a uv filter around the periphery deep enough to get the desired effect on the ground glass. Or just cut out an aperture on a piece of black paper that can fit where the filter would go. You can make the vignette any shape you want, not just circular.

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    [QUOTE=Steve Williams_812;1437819]
    Anyone know of a lens that will work?


    Steve, you're confusing two different things - lens vignetting and lens image circle. Therefore the above answer to your question is correct. I would just add that you can make a lens shade long enough to vignette on your lens.

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Wideangles intended for 6x9?

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    80-100mm lenses for MF cameras should do the trick. And, as mentioned, you can always mechanically vignette any lens with a lens hood or something like a mailing tube cut to the desired length to do the job.

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    You could do it all in post.

    Most people choose Adobe.

    Prior generations had mechanical and enlarging solutions.

    BESELER 57MVT 5X7 DIFFUSION & VIGNETTING ENLARGER

    I had one of these for a short time. It has 4 corner lights that can be adjusted to create vignettes while enlarging. It would burn in the corners.

    I now regret I let it go. Seeking

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Use a telephoto lens no longer than around 200 mm. 8"/5.6 TeleRaptar/TeleOptar, for example.

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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    I took the lens off my Lubitel II and put it on a 4x5 box I made, and got this effect.

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