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Thread: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

  1. #161
    Indiana, USA chassis's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
    Indiana, USA

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Schneider 58mm SA XL f/5.6 with center filter
    Nikkor 150mm f/5.6
    19th century no name meniscus Galli lens 280mm f/7.7

    The 58mm is a relatively new addition, and I like it for outdoor/nature shots and indoor environmental portraits. Format is 4x5.

  2. #162

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    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    My active kit right now is my new (60 year old) 4x5 Speed Graphic with a 135mm F4.5 Zeiss Tessar.

    The limited bellows on your speeder will limit the focal length lens that will be useful. A 203mm Ektar or Wollensak will make a nice addition that will fit when you fold up your camera. Other good lenses would include the 165 & 120 Angulons and the 125 wide-field Ektar
    "I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for men if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority"---EB White

  3. #163

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    Nov 2013
    Kiev, Ukraine

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I had 25 lenses for 4x5 and 8x10 In January 2021 . There are only those lenses that I use now :-) The rest are sold.

    Congo 90/6.3 (mainly for long trip. Nice drawing. Limited in movement.)
    Topcor 90/5.6 - Very flexible. Nice drawing. A bit heavy. Filters thread - 77 mm.
    Symmar 135/5.6 convertble. Very flexible. Nice drawing.
    Carl Zeiss 150/4.5 Nice drawing. Has a soft effect on open apertures. Not often I use it both as a portrait lens and for general shooting.
    Fujinon 150/6.3 Great drawing. Lightweight versatile lens. I use it mainly for long trips.
    Heliar 210/4.5 Fantastic very plastic drawing. A bit heavy.
    Color Tamron 240/6.8 (Dagor). Fantastic very plastic drawing. A bit heavy.
    Nikkor Q 300/9. A compact, sharp telephoto lens.

  4. #164
    Maris Rusis's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Noosa, Australia.

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    My 4x5 field kit bag contains: A Tachihara 45GF camera, 2 Grafmatic film holders, light meter, focussing cloth, filters, cable release etc and a

    Schneider Super Angulon 75mm f5.6 ... crops to a 90mm field of view if needed
    Nikkor-W 135mm 5.6 ... crops to a 150mm field of view if needed
    Nikkor-W 210mm f5.6 ... crops to a 300mm field of view if needed

    Tripod gets hand carried. Rarely encounter subject matter that defeats this combo.
    Photography:first utterance. Sir John Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society. "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..".

  5. #165

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    Oct 2003
    St. Simons Island, Georgia

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    View camera - 210mm Rodenstock Sironar, B&L Protar 7.5/11/13, Schneider 90mm, various barrel and meniscus lenses.
    Super Speed Graphic - Graflex 1000 Optar
    Super Graphic - Ektar 127mm and Graflex 90mm

  6. #166
    Eric Woodbury
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    Dec 2003

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    I can't carry the weight that I once could.

    90mm Angulon, late model.
    135mm Fuji (or 150mm)
    240mm Fuji

    This is my packed-and-ready-to-go bag. If I have something specific in mind, I'll grab an appropriate lens.

  7. #167

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    Jul 2020

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Schneider-Kreuznach Super Angulon XL 5.6/72
    Rodenstock Grandagon-N 4.5/90
    Schneider-Kreuznach Apo-Symmar L 5.6/150
    Schneider-Kreuznach Apo-Symmar L 5.6/210
    Nikkor-M 9/300

    Would like to add either a Grandagon-N 115mm or Schneider Super Symmar XL 110mm at some point. Also either a a Fujinon C 450mm or Nikkor-T 500mm for long work.

  8. #168
    Small town, South Carolina, US
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    Sep 2006
    South Carolina, USA

    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Nikon 90/8
    Rodenstock Sironar-N 135/5.6
    Fujinon 240/9

    Have others but rarely use them for 4x5

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