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    Good 210 for 4x5??

    New to LF

    I am sure its been discussed so please feel free to point me in the right direction.

    Looking to get a 210

    I see a wide variety and not sure if the difference is noticeable ?

    Theres a fujinon W, a symmar, a Kreuznach TECHNIKA, so many choices it gets mind dumbing.

    Should i avoid older lenses? Besides the possibility of wear etc?

    Any and all help greatly appreciated as I have a smallish 250 budget.

    Thank you

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I would get any multicoated 210 in good condition from any of the major manufacturers. Personally, I have a Fuji.

    When you say: "Kreuznach TECHNIKA" I expect that means a Linhof select Schneider Symmar.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I have a Schneider Symmar-S, works a treat but so would any of the main contenders I think.
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    I would get any multicoated 210 in good condition from any of the major manufacturers. Personally, I have a Fuji.

    When you say: "Kreuznach TECHNIKA" I expect that means a Linhof select Schneider Symmar.
    I am not sure. Wouldnt know myself. If so would they still be good lenses?

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I can vouch for the Schneider G-Claron 210 f/9. Very sharp and perhaps the best option if weight and size is a priority.
    Only single coated though but I've never had any problems with flares.
    Also covers 8x10 from what I've heard

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    Quote Originally Posted by Christianganko View Post
    I am not sure. Wouldnt know myself. If so would they still be good lenses?
    Yes.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I have a Caltar 210 f6.8 (I think it's a re-branded Rodenstock) that does a great job. It's light and small. You can find good ones on the used market.

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    Just checking out the technika.

    Looks pretty worn both elements

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    Another plug for the Rodenstock 210mm f/6.8. A late design triplet and multicoated that will be found in a newer shutter for a low price. Great performance at f/8 and smaller and lightweight.

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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I have a Caltar-S II which is a Schneider Symmar S in disguise. Note that the Caltar II S is a different lens, so no confusion there....

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