Quote Originally Posted by Brian Berry View Post
Now a piece of ancient history, first hand: In 1973 Ansel Adams said to me, while sitting in the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale looking at Paul Strand prints, "That 203 is my favorite lens. Give it a try." I don't think he was blowing smoke. I gave it a try and I have stuck with it
My 203mm Ektar is my favorite lens on the 4x5 (and sometimes on the 5x7), used often for making wet plate collodion images, and almost always shot wide open. Superb lens.