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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Sure there is. The Osaka Commercial 360mm f6.8. Very sharp, light and usually cheap. It's a late coated Japanese Tessar. I love mine.

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by karl french View Post
    Sure there is. The Osaka Commercial 360mm f6.8. Very sharp, light and usually cheap. It's a late coated Japanese Tessar. I love mine.
    Thanks, Karl - my bad for overlooking this. That's the rebranded Congo, right? For the OP, the specification for that lens is image circle 415 mm, so plenty of room for 8x10 with movement, filter size 67mm, and weight 750 g, despite being in a #3 shutter, so quite a bit smaller/lighter than the late-model plasmats from the big four.

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Yes, it's same as the Congo as far as I know. Mine is in a Copal 3S from the late 80's.

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Not F6.3 but then again I use a 14” GD Dagor and a 355 G-Claron!

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by karl french View Post
    Sure there is. The Osaka Commercial 360mm f6.8. Very sharp, light and usually cheap. It's a late coated Japanese Tessar. I love mine.
    I have a version of this in a barrel. It has the same specs, but it's possible that it's a copy. Anyway, in a barrel its fairly small and light weight. If you're photographing at f/45 or so, you can likely get your exposures to a few seconds, which is easy to do manually.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Me Too

    Peter tipped me about it

    All gone now, I think, but we cannot post live auctions

    For very good reasons!

    That darn eBay must be watched constantly

    so I donít any longer

    I use it with Packard shutter




    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    I have a version of this in a barrel. It has the same specs, but it's possible that it's a copy. Anyway, in a barrel its fairly small and light weight. If you're photographing at f/45 or so, you can likely get your exposures to a few seconds, which is easy to do manually.
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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by KushLovely View Post
    If you were to choose from these two lenses, which would you pick?


    Schneider 360mm f/6.8 Symmar-S non-APO MC (copal 3)
    $300-500

    Rodenstock 360mm f/6.8 Sironar-N (copal 3)
    $750
    I have no direct experience with the 360mm Symmar-S, but did own and use several shorter focal lengths in that series. I do own and use the 360mm Sironar-N. I'd not hesitate for a minute to answer "the Sironar-N."

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Symmar S vs Sironar N? That's a Coke vs Pepsi question.

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    Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Symmar S vs Sironar N? That's a Coke vs Pepsi question.
    Nah, if the question were "Coke or Pepsi," my answer would be "neither."

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