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    lens compatability

    I have a Horseman 45 FA and am looking for a used tele lens in the 300mm range. My camera is limited in that the hole in the front standard is around 63mm dia., and the lens boards are small (80x80 mm). Bellows is limited to 10 or so inches.

    I have some lenses (75, 90,180) in copal "0" and Copal "1" already mounted.

    I don't know if they make a board that excepts anything bigger.

    So I'm looking for a 300 or so tele that will mount in a "0" or "1" board, or bigger if Horseman makes one.

    Does any know what tele lenses I should watch for on the auction sites that will fit.

    Thanks, dee

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    Re: lens compatability

    Take a look at this table from Horseman: http://www.horsemanusa.com/lens_list.html

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    Re: lens compatability

    In the list above are also lenses mounted in Copal 3 shutter so you can look for a Tele-Xenar 5,5/360mm. It needs 214mm bellows-extension at infinity. I've this lens mounted for the Technika III, so it shoulf also fit to your Horseman.

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    Re: lens compatability

    When I had my 45FA I also owned a Fujinon 300T f8 telephoto that worked great. It was in a Copal #0 shutter. As I recall there was also a top hat type lens board that would hold the lens about 10 mm further forward.

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    Re: lens compatability

    What about lenses mounted in graflex shutters? (tele optar 10" f5.6), or Dallmeyer 12" f7.7 tele-anastigmat.
    Here

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    Re: lens compatability

    Hi Dee

    I have the ultimative solution for you.
    I do have also a Horseman HF the former modell of the FA and I use it for 300mm APO Ronar and for Macros!
    I have no connection to this ebay seller I'm only a happy buyer!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Extended-Lens-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: lens compatability

    Thanks Matthew and Peter. Good info.
    Robert, I was hoping that you or some of the other owners of FA bodies would respond. How close could you focus with the 300t? I am inspired by the wonderful portrait thread here and want to try that. I'm intreiged by older and maybe affordable glass, but I've not ruled out newer lenses.

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    Re: lens compatability

    What Armin says. Another solution is the Horseman 2x telextender. It is a superb optic specifically designed to work with 150mm lenses. When I had a Horseman I used the telextender frequently. Midwest usually has one in stock.

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    Re: lens compatability

    Armin. I was all over that until I saw it was from China. I've sent an email to determin total cost delivered to me. Thanks, dee

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    Re: lens compatability

    Boy, my quick post replies are slow! Thanks Ted.

    dee

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