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    Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    What would be your dream few favorite wide angle lenses for 4x5. thanks again.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    Schneider 72mm XL; happy to say I own one.

    Are you looking to build a lens kit? If so, for what kind of shooting?

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    Super Angulon 90mm f8 and Nikkor SW 65mm f4.

    It gets hard to see the corners at the wider angles, so the brighter lens makes it better.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    I have been using a 58mm Schneider SA XL that I like very much.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    I like the Grandagon-N lenses. I have the 75/4.5, 90/4.5 and 115/6.8.

    Having all three is a little redundant (on purpose, in my case for backup). But I'd say that while you can't go wrong with a good 90mm, I find the 75/115 combo to be very nice in terms of a wideangle kit.

    You may get more specific advice if you let us know what camera you're using, what kinds of subjects you like to shoot, etc.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    If money were no object, the Schneider Super Angulon f4.5 80 XL and the f5.6 110 XL.

    A more practical choice (the lenses that I actually use), the Nikon/Nikkor f8 90 SW and the f8 120 SW.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    thanks Ari, you have expensive taste. This first project is shooting a few people in a small area -- very environmental portrait . Curious, I guess a lot has to do also with speed. f/8 are quite reasonable but slow... $300 - $400, then as you get to 5/6 or 4.5 it goes up.

    thanks C, wow 58 would be equivalent of 20mm pretty cool.

    What does super Angulon mean? also see work Copal on one site a lot. never heard of GRandagon.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    Super Angulons are Schneider lenses, they usually have more coverage than the older Angulons.
    Copal is the brand name of the shutter.
    Grandagon are a line of wide-angle/big coverage lenses from Rodenstock.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    I really like the perspective I get with a 90mm lens. In my case a super-angulon 90mm MC.

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    Re: Reccomendation for 4x5 wide angles lens

    I should add, for environmental portraits, it's really a matter of taste.
    I like the 110-120 range, others have been very successful with much wider lenses, or longer lenses, like a 135 or 150.
    See what you like, and what suits your style best; discard the rest.

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