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    Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    Hi all,

    Can any of you recommend any sharp telephoto lenses for my Linhof Technikardan 45S, specifically 360mm or above?

    I shoot color negative and transparency (Ektar/Portra & Provia/Velvia) exclusively, landscapes and architecture in particular.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    Tele Artar, Tele Xenarthra, Apo Ronar, etc. Symmars, Sironars and similar designs will not fit onto the camera due to the size of the rear barrel being too large to fit through the hole in the front standard.

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    What’s a teleartar? How much bellows does the camera have?

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    What’s a teleartar? How much bellows does the camera have?
    20”. A Tele Arton was a higher quality Schneider Tele ens then the Tele Xenar.

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    You didn't say that Bob, pls read your post #2!

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    You didn't say that Bob, pls read your post #2!
    Tele Arton, not Tele Artar. Sorry for confusion.

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    Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    Any experience with the tele Congo’s? There’s 300, 400, and 500mm that are usually quite economical. I wonder how they’d compare to a tele Arton or a Fuji 400mm T in optical quality?

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    The Nikon 360/500/720mm Nikkor-T* ED set will fit. Especially the 360mm and 500mm configurations have a good reputation when it comes to sharpness and contrast.

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    I'm actually very curious about the Nikon 360/500/720mm Nikkor-T* ED set, but I worry that the convertible design may mean less sharpness than, say, the 450mm Fujinon C.

    So far I'm thinking either the 450mm Fujinon C or the 360/500/720mm Nikkor-T* ED set.

    Has anyone had any luck with the Yamasaki Tele-Congo 500mm?

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    Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    I have seen listings for a 500mm Telecongo that is f/8 and (supposedly) covers 5x7:
    https://picclick.com/Yamasaki-Tele-C...691774518.html
    Also, f/9.5:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Yamasa...-/353153276569
    THere is a guy who posts here named Maris Rusis who used to sell them and who told me all about my 300mm TeleCongo lens. I bet he would know a lot about it.

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