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    A Couple of Questions Re Cooke XVa

    I must admit I've lusted after this lens for a while and just as soon as my kidney sale goes through I'll join the list at Badgers...

    My questions:

    Do the single elements improve their performance when used with say a yellow filter?

    How do the single cells compare with equivalent focal length whole lenses - eg. how would the rear cell (476mm f/11) compare in performance with say a 19" (482mm f/11) Red Dot Artar?

    Thanks!
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    Re: A Couple of Questions Re Cooke XVa

    No. Not many complete lenses can compare, let alone just a back cell.

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    Re: A Couple of Questions Re Cooke XVa

    Quote Originally Posted by John Berry View Post
    No. Not many complete lenses can compare, let alone just a back cell.
    Sorry John, but no what? You mean that it's a good lens even with single cell?
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    Re: A Couple of Questions Re Cooke XVa

    This is an excellent lens "even" with a single cell. I own #065. Has never let me down.
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    Richard,
    Do an advanced search for Cooke XVa in the Lenses & Lens Accessories forum. That question might be answered in one of those threads.

    Diane

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    Re: A Couple of Questions Re Cooke XVa

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane Maher View Post
    Richard,
    Do an advanced search for Cooke XVa in the Lenses & Lens Accessories forum. That question might be answered in one of those threads.

    Diane
    Thanks Diane, I should have done that first! I did now and I'm satisfied that this is a lens I want. Problem now is that I want it even more...and sooner...!!
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