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Thread: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

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    Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    My list:
    15" Wollensak "yellow dot" tele for aerials
    203mm Ektar for handheld with the speeder
    14" APO Artar for going "long"
    13" Cook anastigmat for soft portraits
    215mm Ilex for everything else

    Of course this reflects my station in life as an optical bottom feeder!
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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    121 Super Angulon f8
    150mm Symmar-S
    210 Sironar
    250 Fuji
    300 Rodenstock Geronar

    These are the ones I go to most often, of the lenses I have.

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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    I have a whole bunch of lenses, evenly spaced from 72 to 800. The teles get left home a lot because they are so heavy and I don't see that long often. I love the super wide and when it is right, it is right on. The most used are the 110, the 150 W Sironar, and the 210. For some reason, the 300 is the least used, but the 450 gets regular use. I'm not a full frame fanatic, so if I need a longer lens, I crop. That's what big negs are for.

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    I like the 240 and 180 focal lengths. The 120/125 is a nice wa as well.

    steve simmons

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    Depends. My light weight kit is

    Fuji -w 150mm
    Komura 210mm
    Fuji 450mm.

    All fairly tiny.

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    hi john

    i like using a 210/370
    and a 150 symmetrigon ...

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    All of them.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    Bottom feeder here. 7 1/2" f/4.5 Kodak Anastigmat, 210 f/6.8 Geronar, 210 f/6.8 Symmar, 240 Sironar N, which is really too big and heavy to be practical for 5X7.

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    210 Symmar S, Turner Reich Triple Convertible in Rapax shutter - mint, 180mm to 300mm plus various lenses, Artars from 10 3/4 to 16 1/2. They all work well, for a one lens situation, the TR triple is the one, it's for the format. I have the same in 4x5 and 8x10 etc. Like 'em.

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    Re: Which 5x7 lenses do you find useful?

    210 Fujinon and 8.5" Paragon duke it out in this focal length
    240 Fujinon gets heavy use also
    The 14" Apo-Artar has a nice long look in this format
    Once in a while I go wider with a 159mm wollensak wide angle
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