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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    I'll suggest that tne reason that there were few Hypergons made or sold is the most obvious one; it is a special-purpose, extremely wide-angle lens.
    Not many photographers needed what it did. I've looked at many photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century, more than I could count, and have seen very few that looked like they would have been made with a Hypergon.
    And 90 years of 35mm has taught us all to have a number of different lenses in our kit; I suspect that in those days photographers generally "got by" with one lens, a convertible if they were lucky.
    That's just speculation, I could be wrong. I do hope that this lens gets made!

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    Lightbulb 75mm Hypergon in Copal-Sinar ?

    Hello
    normally, my 75mm is on the way...
    is it possible to have 75mm step file in order to design a mount for Copal-Sinar shutter?
    It will be hot but maybe not impossible...
    here you can see a cut of SINAR S2 with Copal-Sinar shutter and 135 blue light path
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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Not to step on any toes here...but I find it very exciting that there are two separate Hypergon threads!

    ...and as I'd mentioned on the other thread - I think that something like a Will-Travel 8x10 (or other format?) 3-D printed camera would be an ideal match for such a lens!

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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    John, I'll have to look into that 3D printed 8x10 camera...I don't think my Wehman will squeeze that tight.

    I ordered one of these. Price was too good to pass up and I've always wanted a Hypergon.

    Looking forward to trying it. Need to think back to some of the places I've been that would work well with this insane focal length.

    I used my 90mm XL on 4x10 on Friday night, haven't dev'd the film yet...
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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Bryan...good for you! Cannot wait to learn of your experiences with this new lens...and see some results!

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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Looking forward to trying it. Need to think back to some of the places I've been that would work well with this insane focal length.
    When first hearing about the reincarnation of this optic, figured to acquire the optic once it was offered FS. Then I thought about the times that I have used my 90mm Super-Angulon XL on my whole plate camera... Most of the time I find it to be too wide. Yes there are some scenes that the XL just absolutely works for me, but to be honest those times are not the majority of times that I set up that camera and lens combo. So then I tried to list the places where I would use the 75mm Hypergon. Came up with only one... a huge heating boiler in a local factory building that there's not enough space to backup to shoot the whole furnace. Guess it is just not the lens for me. So now I am wondering how people who plan on acquiring this unique optic hope to use it.

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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Greg - some years ago I made this photo with a 47mm XL on 4x5 at a nearby waterfall. I waded waist-deep into a frigid pool of water to get the vantage point I wanted, with the light coming in through the crevice above. I think a wider view might afford additional interest in the foreground from the water cascading into the pool, maybe with the camera closer as well. I've also wanted to climb into that crevice...

    I've always thought tools themselves can be sources of inspiration, so perhaps I'll find some new perspectives while searching for a good use of the lens.

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    Hello
    130 what for?
    field of view is not the problem, how lens and camera take picture and quality of picture is the real ad-equation between subject and picture.
    I already have this field of view with 9mm Laowa for Leica-M. It is hard to find good point of view, but in narrow volume, it works quite good.
    I have 12mm (120) and 15mm (110) for Leica-M too, and sometime 15mm is too close
    Here, some pictures taken at Mont St Michel or Paris:
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    inside, maybe a little bit too wide
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    but you can crop
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    here the camera is placed between columns, quite sure 8x10 will not pass
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    It works as a toy too...
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    but you can crop too
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    So 130 is definitively not the problem, quality is.

    J.Ph.

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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Also a thought - putting the camera flat to the horizon and cropping to only the top half will give an undistorted 4x10 image as if using a significant amount of front rise. I've done this before with my 90mm.
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    Re: Interest in a new Hypergon?

    Hello
    mine is arrived!
    very happy
    J.Ph.

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