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    Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for suggestion for a wide angle that covers 8X10 format, of course lower price is best for me, coz I am just a student. Thanks a lot!!

    Allen

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    One of these (too late for these specific lenses, but they come up regularily)

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=76509

    Usually not quite as clean-looking as those, but they come up.

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    One of these (too late for these specific lenses, but they come up regularily)

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=76509

    Usually not quite as clean-looking as those, but they come up.
    Thank you so much for the information, that lens look great!
    Hopefully I can find a big aperture lens that easier to focuse.

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamallen View Post
    Hopefully I can find a big aperture lens that easier to focus.
    bigger aperture = more weight
    bigger aperture = much more $$$ (3-4x)
    They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    How wide and how much are you looking to spend? It's tough to beat the f12.5 Wollensak Extreme Wide Angle in terms of price/coverage/performance/size/weight, but there are other options - especially if you're willing to live with less coverage and/or pay more.

    Kerry

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Schneider View Post
    bigger aperture = more weight
    bigger aperture = much more $$$ (3-4x)
    you are right, so I don't mind to use old lens.

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry L. Thalmann View Post
    How wide and how much are you looking to spend? It's tough to beat the f12.5 Wollensak Extreme Wide Angle in terms of price/coverage/performance/size/weight, but there are other options - especially if you're willing to live with less coverage and/or pay more.

    Kerry
    Hey Kerry,
    I love your tripod head~ Thank you! Do you still shoot 8X10?
    I also checked your post about f12.5 Wollensak Extreme Wide Angle! That looks very nice and new! I think I only could pay under $500 for the wide angle. However, I don't really need it now, just looking for sometime maybe I can get a good deal~

    Allen

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    The older 70s-era Super-Angulon 121mm f8 is a great lens.
    It shouldn't cover 8x10, but it does.

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    8x10 protar.

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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    I use a Super Symmar XL 150 mm and at infinity there's some corner vignetting, but some movements are still doable.

    I've heard praise for the Nikkor 120mm SW and that's on my buying list, but that is really ultrawide for 8x10!

    I missed out on Kerry's latest offering of the beautiful Wollensak lenses by a few minutes!

    Asher

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