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Thread: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

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    Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Anyone know of a similar lens or a way to get a similar look as the very expensive Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 lens? I like to do still life and I think the very narrow DOF and bokeh could work really well for my vision but I don't have thousands of dollars to invest in this lens. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    7"/2.8 AeroEktar. Doesn't go in shutter.

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Thanks, Dan, I will go look for this lens. I am okay if it isn't in shutter because I have a Sinar Copal Shutter that I can use.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    7"/2.8 AeroEktar. Doesn't go in shutter.

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    8" f2.9 Dallmeyer Pentac too.

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Thanks Jason, that is a great tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Greenberg Motamedi View Post
    8" f2.9 Dallmeyer Pentac too.

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Komura 150mm f/2.8 (or 3.5)

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    ... and don't forget about f3.5 Xenar and Tessar lenses. For 4x5 you need at least a 180mm, if not a 210mmm. A faster 16.5cm f2.7 Tessar is also out there, but hard to find and designed for 3x4, not 4x5.
    Last edited by Jason Greenberg Motamedi; 19-Nov-2019 at 08:58. Reason: corrections

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Another lens that I did not know about... thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by MAubrey View Post
    Komura 150mm f/2.8 (or 3.5)

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by MAubrey View Post
    Komura 150mm f/2.8 (or 3.5)
    I think it is 152mm. Does not come up very often. Do you have any experience with it?

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    Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by LFLarry View Post
    Thanks, Dan, I will go look for this lens. I am okay if it isn't in shutter because I have a Sinar Copal Shutter that I can use.
    Mind you that all Aero Ektars are radioactive. I think this is something you should be aware of.

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