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    Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    I am wondering if there is any 360mm lens that has 800mm+ imagine circle? Various discussions Nikkor 450mm might be ok stopped down but I want to know if something wider can cover 800mm+

    For the sake of discussion, soft corner is ok

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    The 360mm lens with the largest image circle is probably the 14 inch f/7.7 Dagor. My 1938 C.P. Goerz American Optical Company catalog claims this covered an angle of 87 at f/45. Doing the trigonometry you are asking for a lens that covers 96.

    Note this is not the same lens as the later 14 inch/ 360 mm F/8 Gold Dot Dagor made by/for Schneider, that lens had a rather smaller image circle.

    Not sure when C.P. Goerz Am. Opt. Co. discontinued the 14" f/7.7 Dagor. Their 1951 catalogue shows it as well as the 16 1/2 and 19 inch Dagors. My circa 1960's literature shows the 12" f/6.8 Dagor as the longest focal length available.

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    If you're willing to go to 390mm, perhaps the Series V Protar.

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    The widest FUJINON that covers 800mm (31") -- for 20x24" -- is the A 600mm (24"). The Fujinon SW 300 (12") covers 720mm (28").

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    A 200mm Goerz Hypergon covers 24x28. Good luck finding or affording one.
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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Very large image circle in a conventional relatively modern formulation, perhaps a 360/9 Kowa Graphic would be a contender. It was also sold under Computer and Apo Kyvttar labels.

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Very large image circle in a conventional relatively modern formulation, perhaps a 360/9 Kowa Graphic would be a contender. It was also sold under Computer and Apo Kyvttar labels.
    Probably not the Graphic Kowa:

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...d-ULF-coverage

    Does the Computar exist in the 360mm FL?

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Quote Originally Posted by wsit View Post
    I am wondering if there is any 360mm lens that has 800mm+ imagine circle? Various discussions Nikkor 450mm might be ok stopped down but I want to know if something wider can cover 800mm+

    For the sake of discussion, soft corner is ok
    We should have asked at the start: what are you photographing, at what distance?

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Very large image circle in a conventional relatively modern formulation, perhaps a 360/9 Kowa Graphic would be a contender. It was also sold under Computer and Apo Kyvttar labels.
    I believe you mean Computar and APO-Kyvytar. My info shows the 360mm f9 with an IC of 523mm at infinity & 600mm at 1:1.

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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    We should have asked at the start: what are you photographing, at what distance?
    Landscape. So I need the ic at infinity. I got 355mm g claron that I how can cover at 1x

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