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Thread: Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    So, why is it that my 110mm covers 8x10, and my 240mm covers 8x10, but my 180mm doesn't? A quick review of the lens charts on this site reveals that my Nikkor-W isn't the only one that doesn't cover; NO 180mm lens seems to be available for 8x10.

    Who can tell me why?

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    But the 165 mm Super Angulon dos and it is not far away from 180mm!

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    but far enough away that it makes a difference imo

    There only seem to have been a few lenses around 180mm that cover 8x10 and they are mostly oldies?
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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    The Schneider Makro-Symmar 180mm/f5.6 will cover 8x10 at 1:1 and give you about 35 or 40mm of rise and shift space, if memory serves (and A LOT more at 2:1 !).

    For infinity focus, Schneider's Apo-Symmar 150XL will work. Perhaps that focal length is close enough for what you want to do?

    Hope this helps you.

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    It is a mystery, since 90mm is such a popular focal length for 4x5".

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    Maybe because you don't see a lot of 180mm to begin with. If you look at new lenses, there's a lot more choices in 90mm or 210mm - at least for 4x5.
    If you follow Ebay, used in the stores, etc, you'll find that not a lot fo 180mm show up - at least - as compared to other sizes.
    So maybe it some kind of perception thing, an "orphan" perception, because 180mm is usually identified with 5x7, and if I had to bet money on it, I would figure there are more 8x10 shooters than 5x7 shoots (correct me if I am wrong).

    Of course, this philosphy of life is brought to you from a guy who uses two different 180mm for his 4x5 shooting, so I'm not sure my opinion is worth that much.

    ...and sorry, neither one will cover 8x10 .....

    joe
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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    A 7" f/6.8 Dagor will cover with a 338 mm circle.

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    Why not consider the 190mm WF Ektar ??????????????

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    > Why not consider the 190mm WF Ektar ??????????????

    The 190 WF Ektar will work, if the change in focal length is tolerable.

    The 200 mm Grandagon N will give considerably more coverage (494 mm), and so
    will the 210 mm Super Angulon (501 mm), Dagor (400 mm), Kyvyx APO-Kyvytar
    (385 mm), and Schneider Angulon (385 mm), with the Schneider Super Symmar HM,
    Fujinon W, Rodenstock APO Sironar, Rodenstock APO Sironar W, Schneider Symmar,
    and Sinar Sinaron WS completing the list of lenses with over 350 mm coverage.

    But they are 210's, and not 180. I'd settle for a 155 or 165 and a 200 or 210
    if I still were using 8x10. CXC just has to get rid of that 240 to make room
    for those lenses.

    Mike

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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    My Fujinon CMW 180 mm f/5.6 works well with my KB Canham 8x10 lightweight wood field camera. Get a bag bellows.

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