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    Good light lens for 8x10

    I need an advice to buy a good lens as light as possible, cause I love take photos in the mountain and with a 8x10 camera and it is difficult to carry such a heavy weight for several kilometers. so I'm looking for a light lens but that doesn't compromise the quality and above all its movements.
    does anyone have any advice for me? thank you so much


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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    look up the thread on Terry Thalman recommended lenses....or just go with barrel lenses and a neutral density filter....eliminate the awesomely large #3 copal shutter

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by stefanoB View Post
    I need an advice to buy a good lens as light as possible, cause I love take photos in the mountain and with a 8x10 camera and it is difficult to carry such a heavy weight for several kilometers. so I'm looking for a light lens but that doesn't compromise the quality and above all its movements.
    does anyone have any advice for me? thank you so much


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    If those are your parameters and budget isn't, I'd recommend a Fujinon A 300mm f/9.

    Super well-corrected, 420mm image circle.

    The more rare Fujinon A 360mm f/10 will give you a 500mm image circle if you need more, but with a much higher asking price.

    Both come in a small Copal #1 shutter.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Modern coated Dagors are always nice, reasonably light, and fairly bright.
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    240 G Claron.
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    ...or a 305 G-Claron.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by MAubrey View Post
    If those are your parameters and budget isn't, I'd recommend a Fujinon A 300mm f/9.

    Super well-corrected, 420mm image circle.

    The more rare Fujinon A 360mm f/10 will give you a 500mm image circle if you need more, but with a much higher asking price.

    Both come in a small Copal #1 shutter.
    In this moment I have 300mm f5.6 Rodenstock Sironar-N, 300 and 360mm f5.6 Schneider Symmar-S, three lenses very heavy to transport in a bag! Usually I trip with only one lenses.
    Fujinon A 300mm f/9 seems to me good lens, but maybe too much expensive. how much does it weight?

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by peter schrager View Post
    look up the thread on Terry Thalman recommended lenses....or just go with barrel lenses and a neutral density filter....eliminate the awesomely large #3 copal shutter
    thank you! where I can find Terry Thalman recommended lenses? Sincerely I prefer lenses with shutter.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    240 G Claron.
    yes, I was also thinking about this lens

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    ...or a 305 G-Claron.
    thanks! Do you know his image circle?

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