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  • Fujinon-C 300mm f8.5

    8 19.05%
  • Fujinon-A 300mm f9

    4 9.52%
  • Schneider G-Claron 305mm f9

    8 19.05%
  • Nikkor M 300mm f9

    22 52.38%
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Thread: 300mm for Landscape

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    300mm for Landscape

    Hi all,
    looking for a sharp 300mm for landscape
    I'm hesitating about these lenses

    Fujinon-C 300mm f8.5
    Fujinon-A 300mm f9
    schneider G-Claron 305mm f9
    Nikkor M 300mm f9

    I don't know how to add a poll here but what lens will you pick
    It is for Landscape at infinity or a bit closer and mainly for slide Velvia/Provia
    Thank you

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Get the one that you can get in the best condition and for the best price. They are all fine lenses. For 4x5, all are terrific. For 8x10, the Fuji A. And the G-claron will have the largest useable image circles.
    “You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.”
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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Get the ine that tou can get in the best condition and for the best orice. They are all fine lenses.
    that's why I can't decide !!

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    They're all fine lenses. Buy the first good example that you find in your price range. For me, in 1990 or so, it was the Nikkor-M 300/9. I'm set for life with that lens.

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Except the Fujinon-A, I thing the price of the 3 others are more or less the same,
    there is only one Fujinon-A on ebay and it is awfully expensive !!

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent Laval View Post
    It is for Landscape at infinity or a bit closer
    Ah, you are in Switzerland! Now I can imagine using a 300mm lens!
    Best of luck. Good advice here!

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Ah, you are in Switzerland! Now I can imagine using a 300mm lens!
    Best of luck. Good advice here!
    yep! this is my window's view
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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    If 4x5, the Nikkor hands down. If 8x10, the Fujinon A. I own or have owned all except the G-Claron. For 4x5, with distant landscapes, sharpness is the criterion of greatest import. For 8x10 under the same conditions, coverage should drive the decision. While a 305mm G-Claron will cover more than its specified 335mm @ f/22, that requires stopping down to at least f/32, and perhaps 4/45 if any significant movements are involved. The Fujinon A's 420mm image circle is available even at f/22, and it's multicoated vs. the G-Claron's single coating, important in high-flare conditions.

    The 300mm Fujinon C I purchased brand new was the only one of that manufacturer's lenses I've ever encountered that exhibited low contrast. I don't recommend it.

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    thank you for your answer, I need 231mm coverage (6x24 format) so all of them are perfect !
    I think I will go for the Nikon but not sure, I have read that the Fujinon A is more for close range picture.

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    Re: 300mm for Landscape

    Have you considered a classic lens? I use a12” Dagor although I have a 300 Sironar-N MC (or whatever Rodenstock calls them)

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