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    Question Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    Hello,

    I would like to ask for your opinions about the mentioned lens - does it cover 4x5?
    Is there anybody with personal experience with any aristostigmat lens?

    thanks..

    Matus

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    The VM says 3.125" for 4.75" x 3.75". So not quite. But it also says 105 degrees, in which case the lens should cover 4x5.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    I don't own that particular one, but I do have a 12cm f:6.3 - and a 12cm/9 and a 16cm/9. In my opinion the 12cm f:6.3 one does not even cover 5x7", so I wouldn't expect anything shorter than 10cm to cover 4x5". The coverage of the f:9 version is somewhat better.

    The sharpness is very good, but contrast slightly low - as might be expected from four separate uncoated lens elements.

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    Hi

    I own one its more or less straight on coverage on 5x4, infact the built in rise of my gandolfi of about 1cm is enough to show dark corners when wide open, the 4.75" x 3.75" coverage is wide open (see the ad on the info section of cameraeccentric's site) stopped down its cover is just enough. I mainly use it with 6x12 and wouldn't choose it for 5x4 , but maybe a hobo style camera would suit it i.e no movements.
    If you're looking at the one on ebay with BIN price I'd say its a little high but thats just my view.
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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    - all -

    thanks for the info.
    ... yes, I meant the one on eBay - I also found it a bit too high, but it made me thinking.

    M..

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    Bidding on one, should I contact the seller who claims "ideal for all 4 x 5 large format cameras" ?

    cheers, Richard

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    That depends on how much you're bidding...

    I couldn't find it on ebay, except for one offered by camera$ whose start prices are invariably at least three times what I would be willing to pay.
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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    I dunno, Ole, his opening bid is only $195 and the thing is in shutter. 80/6.3 WF Ektars, really useful little lenses for 2x3 but not 4x5, have gone nearly that high.

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    By the way, there are two different versions, f/6,3 and 8 or 9 I believe. What difference exept easier focussing ? Has one more coverage than the other like the versions of Dagor ?

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    Re: Meyer Görlitz Wide Angle Aristostigmat 8cm f/6.3 ... ?

    See my answer a bit further up... http://www.largeformatphotography.in...56&postcount=3

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