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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    I 2nd or 3rd or whatever the G-Claron. If I had to limit myself to 1 single lens for 8x10 it would be the 240 G-Claron in a decent shutter.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    for me:
    330mm f/6.8 IA Raptar in an Alphax. Convertible to 508mm and 647mm, but I rarely use these focal lengths. Replaced my 305mm G-Claron. Just preferred the Bokeh of the Raptar. It was very negligible but every now and then just enough to make a difference in my mind. Second choice is a 250mm f/6.7 Fujinon-W COPAL. These two lenses comprise 95% of my 8x10 shots for this past year.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    210mm f/9 Graphic Kowa

    300mm f/9 Nikkor-M

    Pick your focal length. Both will be about the same size.
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    The 3 lenses I carry with my 8x10 camera are the 12 Dagor a 19 Artar and for wide a 6.5 WA Dagor!

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Germinar W 240mm. Converts to an excellent 450mm lens. Multicoated.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by stefanoB View Post
    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?
    The Fujinon A 300mm weighs 410g.

    The G-Clarons mentioned are also great for a lower price.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by stefanoB View Post
    thank you! where I can find Terry Thalman recommended lenses? Sincerely I prefer lenses with shutter.
    I'm sure Peter meant Kerry Thalman, see here for example: http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/

    Last updated in 2002 but I don't think there's been any new large format lenses since then.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by David Lindquist View Post
    I'm sure Peter meant Kerry Thalman, see here for example: http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/

    Last updated in 2002 but I don't think there's been any new large format lenses since then.

    David
    But there were an awful lot of lenses that were current in 2002 that he never listed so it is at best an incomplete list of dubious tests of mainly used lenses of unknown history using non repeatable tests.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    My 305 G-Claron covers 11x14 at infinity...so more than enough for 8x10.

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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    I'll second the Fuji W 250mm/6.7. Mine sees a lot of use on 8x10. I carry it with the Fuji 300/5.6 in the 8x10 pack. My Fuji W 360/6.3 goes with the 11x14, but occasionally replaces the 300mm in the 8x10 pack.

    The 250mm would give you a focal length you do not already have.
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