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Thread: Advice on a portrait lens for my Toyo45

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    Advice on a portrait lens for my Toyo45

    I am about to go blind after spending a couple days between this forum and Camera Eccentric's catalogs.

    I am basically looking for a pictorial portrait lens (or one that I can use for portraits).
    I am looking at 7 to 9inch different brands, Wollensak Verito, Wollensak Anastigmat series II, Raptars, Goerz, different Pentac, Serrac, Dallon Dallmeyers...
    It would be nice to find one in a shutter.

    Anyway, I have seen lots of telephoto lenses and I wonder if they're suited for portraiture. Catalogs say they are but I would like to get something that yields a nice difused feel.
    I found a nice Wollensak 8" f/5.6 Raptar Telephoto with a shutter but specs say it doesn't cover 4x5... or would it without movements and close portrait?

    Or maybe pass on the telephotos alltogether?

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    Re: Advice on a portrait lens for my Toyo45

    Pass on the telephoto lenses.

    They tend to flatten facial features when used for portraiture.

    Look for a nice Heliar in a 200-300mm focal length.

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