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Thread: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Quote Originally Posted by drew.saunders View Post
    Perhaps the OP is asking about the Travelwide 65? It doesn't have a focusing helicoid, so needs the Super-Angulon 65/8 (and possibly one or more of the included shims) to be preset to the desired focusing distance. I got both a 90 and a 65, but have since moved the 65 SA to a regular lensboard with a 00 hole for normal use.

    There are a handful of 65/8 SA's on eBay now, though.
    They are both the same camera, actually. The difference was that you left the fixed lens plate in place to use the 65 (or the optional pinhole) and with a 65 it became a permanent zone-focus setup with the lens giving you everything from say six feet to infinity at f/22. Or you mounted the helicoid and a 90mm lens to be able to focus. I have it with both configurations, but I exclusively use it as a pinhole.

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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Maybe the OP is looking for a very rare 90mm 4x5 lenses. The 4x5 90mm Wide Angle Congo perhaps? A Leitmeyer Wintwinkel varierty (actually not super uncommon)? Any other interesting 4x5 90mm alternative lenses that might fit the bill?

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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    I have, and have used, both the 65 f/8 Super-Angulon and the 90 Angulon on my Travelwide. The 65 really works nicely but does take a little care for composing to get an interesting picture. Best to get one of the lenses it was made for due to mount size and back focus distances that match the mounts.

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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Camerabrain - why not let us know just Which Lens you are looking for? I don't think I could take that long looking for a Stanley Steamer to drive.
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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    A workable lens has just been posted in the classifieds. No more excuses!
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    Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    So I finally got a 90 mm angulon 6.8 lens I am so happy!

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