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    Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    I could get this lenses on Compound from B to 1/75. It could be transfered to f=620mm. Is it good deal for 4x5 ?? or not ?

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    That is a great deal of weight on the front standard of the camera. You will of course need somewhere around 360mm (over 14") bellows draw at infinity, and more for anything closer. Is this within the limitations of your camera you are looking to use it on?

    There are smaller and lighter options for 4x5 (process lenses) and lenses requiring less bellows draw (telephoto designs), but if you do not have to carry it far and have the bellows, then that is less of an issue.

    If it is in good shape and cheap enough, by all means go for it.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    this is an enormous monster piece of glass. It wont even fit between the front standards of some 4x5 cameras and would be quite a heavy burden for a little camera to bear.

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    I think that you need to actually get some idea of the sheer size and weight of this lens before you decide. There's a reason they don't cost much.
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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    I would like to use it in studio for nudes and portrait's on my Cambo Legend, would it feet to this cammera ?? What do I need to do wyth the bellow's draw ?? I cen get it for abut 150$ I'm wondering if going for it... would be good for studio nude's ??

    I have quite big studio so standing 5-10m from model is not a problem. The lenss wgot some mainor defect on back glass, saw picture and nothing seeing from it on picture made on 8x10.

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    I need good cheap lenses for nude / portrait made in studio wyth my lamp's. I won't carry it outside or something.

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    To put the bellows draw into perspective, my 355mm process lens mounted on a flat lensboard with a camera with a 16" bellows draw, can focus no closer than about 10 feet.

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    to focus the 360mm lens at 5 meters, you need roughly 388mm of bellows.

    to focus it at 10 meters, you only need about 373mm of bellows.

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    And how mutch of bellow's got the Cambo Legend ?? I'm not shure how mutch. So would you say that is good choice for nude photography ??

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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/360mm

    The 360mm lens will work for "head and shoulders" used with the Cambo Legend and it's 480 bellows, but for "whole persons" look for a 180 - 240mm lens.

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