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Thread: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

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    480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Hi all. Iím looking to get a sense of lenses that meet this criteria. Specifically:

    - focal lengths of 480-600mm
    - lens in barrel
    - faster than f9
    - image circle that can cover 14x17 wide open

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    19 inch dagor?

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Did you mean in wheelbarrow?

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Haha, there are a handful out there that don’t require a forklift Im sure.

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragomeni View Post
    Hi all. I’m looking to get a sense of lenses that meet this criteria. Specifically:

    - image circle that can cover 14x17 wide open

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Is it for portraits or similar work?

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    500/6.3 Krauss Tessar. Not that common but they turn up from time to time on ebay.com and ebay.fr.

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Quote Originally Posted by erian View Post
    Is it for portraits or similar work?
    This is actually for a camera obscura.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...Camera-Obscura

    I’m just looking to get the brightest image on the ground glass that I can. I’m also looking for a large fresnel lens to brighten it as well.

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    I did 50x60cm 1:1 portraits with Zeiss Tessar 500mm f/4.5 (definitely too close), so it might work nice for 14x17" also from longer distances. There exits some longer Tessars that are also wider than f/9 but these are rare.

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Another option.

    Get in touch with Reinhold Schabe at www.re-inventedPhotoEquip.com. He sells Ultra Large Format Wollaston Meniscus Landscape lenses for a very reasonable price. These have been used since the beginning of photography and are actually very capable lenses. They can be soft focus or sharper depending on your needs. I use my 500mm f6.9 lens on an 11x14 camera but it will cover up to 16x20 if I'm not mistaken. It's certainly not a Tessar but it does a surprisingly good job.
    The Viewfinder is the Soul of the Camera

    If you don't believe it, look into an 8x10 viewfinder!

    Dan

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    Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    Quote Originally Posted by AuditorOne View Post
    Another option.

    Get in touch with Reinhold Schabe at www.re-inventedPhotoEquip.com. He sells Ultra Large Format Wollaston Meniscus Landscape lenses for a very reasonable price. These have been used since the beginning of photography and are actually very capable lenses. They can be soft focus or sharper depending on your needs. I use my 500mm f6.9 lens on an 11x14 camera but it will cover up to 16x20 if I'm not mistaken. It's certainly not a Tessar but it does a surprisingly good job.
    This is very interesting. Can you confirm the link though? That is a dead link.

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