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    lens on the tip of my tongue.

    I work at a retail store in NYC, a customer and I were talking about large format film and he brought up a lens that I cannot for the life of me remember. it started with an "a" and he made the statement: " you could take a photo of an apple against a firetruck and still be able to see the apple" he shoots 4x5. Hopefully one of you guys with some experience can help me out here.

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    artar?

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Angénieux.

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfsor View Post
    Angénieux.
    Unlikely. Very few LF lenses came out of St. Heand, and most of them were for aerial cameras.

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    anastigmat ?
    aplanat?
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    If all we know is "A...". it could just as well be Apo-something, which would encompass a wide range of late-model lenses as well as some classic ones.

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Apo-Artar is the only one I think can do that. I have done it.
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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Feeding the troll.... again.

    How many sheet film lenses did Angénieux produce?


    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfsor View Post
    Angénieux.

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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Most any decent 4x5 view camera lens that is not soft focus can achieve visualizing an apple on the fire truck. If the apple is red, fire truck is yellow or yellow-green, visualization in color would be easier.


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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    If all we know is "A...". it could just as well be Apo-something, which would encompass a wide range of late-model lenses as well as some classic ones.
    APO is probably a good guess since the OP's story suggests a lens with good color rendition (apple against a fire truck).

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