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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    The Kodak Wide Field Ektar 135mm is very small. Prices seem to have increased, however.

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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    Horsemen cameras are for special people

    I have most of their catalog
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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    Thanks all for this valuable feedback!

    I think I値l go for an APO Sironar N 135. This will be my first LF setup.

    I値l look into the Maxwell screens as a later point for sure. My work is all run and gun, portraits and landscapes, out in the open. Any other tips or advise would be warmly welcomed.

    Best,

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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
    ...I think I値l go for an APO Sironar N 135...I値l look into the Maxwell screens as a later point for sure...Any other tips or advise would be warmly welcomed...
    If you use filters, know that 40.5mm ones on that lens substantially choke down its image circle. I've tried both B+W and Heliopan types; neither is better than the other in that respect. I also obtained a Heliopan 40.5-43mm step up ring in an attempt to overcome the limitation. 43mm filters combined with the ring didn't help.

    As far as I know, Bill Maxwell now only sells his Hi-LUX Ultra Brilliant screens. I used to use his previous Hi-LUX 4.7 screen, which was fine with f/5.6 lenses in daylight. The new version is more than necessary and has a narrower viewing angle, but will be good to have if you ever add slower lenses.

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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    If you use filters, know that 40.5mm ones on that lens substantially choke down its image circle. I've tried both B+W and Heliopan types; neither is better than the other in that respect. I also obtained a Heliopan 40.5-43mm step up ring in an attempt to overcome the limitation. 43mm filters combined with the ring didn't help.
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    Do you think a wider step-ring would help, say 40.5-46/49mm?

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    Re: Lenses for Horseman 45FA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    If you use filters, know that 40.5mm ones on that lens substantially choke down its image circle. I've tried both B+W and Heliopan types; neither is better than the other in that respect. I also obtained a Heliopan 40.5-43mm step up ring in an attempt to overcome the limitation. 43mm filters combined with the ring didn't help...
    Quote Originally Posted by xkaes View Post
    Do you think a wider step-ring would help, say 40.5-46/49mm?
    Somewhat, but the only way I found to completely avoid having a filter reduce the already rather small image circle of that lens was by obtaining an outside-mount 52mm adapter from S.K. Grimes. Of course, it was useful only on other cameras or by storing the lens off my 45FA, since nothing larger than 43mm diameter will close inside.

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