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    Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Hi guys,

    Having decided on shooting my two new projects with a 10x8 camera, I am looking at getting one lens in the 210 to 240mm region.
    It needs to have enough of an image circle to cover architectural style movements.
    And be fairly light and small as it is used on location. I say fairly as of course to get a big enough image circle will mean larger but still.

    From research here, so far I have found

    210 F9 computar
    210mm fuji W

    schneider 240mm g-claron
    germinar W 240mm
    kodak WFA 250mm (possibly longer than I want but...)

    Any others I should be looking for?

    Thanks.

    Marc

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    A 210 Angulon is pretty small and covers 8x10. Note *not* Super Angulon 210. (There's a beast!) Don't see 'em too often, though...

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    I'm very pleased with a G-Claron 240 mm. Lightweight and some room. You could add the Fujinon 240 A to your list.

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    I've read that the fuji 240 won't give any good movements 10x8?

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    The 210Fuji W with 352mm IC is not going to give you enough movements for architectural shots.
    The only other small 200 - 210mm with a large IC is the rare Hugo Meyer 20cm f9 Aristostigmat and perhaps a Cooke series Viib but i have never seen one of those for sale.

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Look for a Fujinon f6.7 250W.

    Mounted in a Copal 1 shutter. About the same size and weight as a 210W.

    It might be single coated (some are multi-coated).

    However it has a huge image circle and easily covers 8X10 with substantial movements.

    No longer being manufactured, but occasionally one will show up for sale on this forum.
    Last edited by Gem Singer; 1-Nov-2009 at 13:49.

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Quote Originally Posted by marcwilson View Post
    kodak WFA 250mm (possibly longer than I want but...)
    The 250 Wide Field Ektar generally comes in an Ilex #5. It's a big, heavy lens in a very big shutter - not what you're looking for.

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Singer View Post
    Look for a Fujinon f6.7 250W...It might be single coated (some are multi-coated)...
    None were ever multi-coated. Both the original production period and subsequent encore run were single coated. It was brought back for a time as a result of complaints about the smaller image circle of the f/6.3 multicoated version.

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Thank's for clarifying that Sal. I was going by a statement of a member of this forum who insisted that his f6.7 250W was multi-coated. He was very positive about it.

    The Fuji index chart did mention that multi-coated versions of this lens could have been a mis-print in the Fuji literature.

    BTW, do you agree that the Fuji f6.7 250W would be a good choice as a small size lens that can be utilized for 8X10?

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    Re: Fairly small 210 / 240mm with good image circle for 10x8

    Thanks so far guys.
    I should clarify when I say some architectural movements..these projects will not involve interior shoots in tall churches, etc but will involve various buildings within the landscape so some rise/fall/shift will be necessary...but not huge amounts.

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