125 mm Fuji that will cover 12x20

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  1. Jorge

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    I was reading in photo techniques about Tillman Crane using a 125 mm Fuji lens with his 12x20. I wonder which lens this is and if they are still available? It seems to me it would be a great wide angle lens for this format.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I read in some other forum or BB that Tillman wrote this was a typo. No Fuji 125mm will cover 12x20.
     
  3. EUGENE

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    Jorge, Fuji presently makes two 125 lenses. The 125 SW has an image circle of 280mm. The 125 CM-W has an image circle of 204mm. I doubt that either one would cover your format, even stopped down at extreme close- up. Coincidentally, I received a Fuji 125 CM-W yesterday. Jim, at Midwest Photo, found a pristine used one in Tokyo and brought it back for me. I plan on using it as my prime lens on the Toyo CF that I have on order. It is small enough to remain on the camera when folded. My wife will be using the new Toyo. I think she will be able to adapt to it much easier than the Shen Hao I bought for her a few months ago. The Shen Hao has so many movements on the rear standard it is difficult for her to operate. The pictures and specs. of the new Toyo remind me of the old Speed Graphic I owned from 1948-1952. Interesting, Toyo mentions that they borrowed some design features from that camera.
     
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    Congrats on the CF, from what I have heard is very nice little camera, I suppose it will be ideal for your wife....just dont you be borrowing too much, ok? [​IMG]

    I agree with you 100% this is why I was suprised to read this in the article, he especifically wrote, lenses for my 12x20 are.....Nikkor, dagor etc....Fuji 125....
    I am lost here. Unless he is using the lens full circle in the film, but he could have used an 8x10 sheet with the same effect, why waste a 12x20. I dont get it!! Ah well thanks for the reply and welcome back!
     
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    Jorge, I didn't go away. I was merely waiting for questions that I could help to answer. I try to chime in only where I have actual hands- on experience with the subject.
    I have been using a Toyo 45AII for the past five years. My wife has been using 35mm and shooting color film, exclusively. She began to show an interest in larger format B&W , so we bought the Shen Hao for her to use as a learning camera. She likes my Toyo AII better. I am hoping that she will like the new Toyo CF. I'm really possessive with my Toyo AII.
     
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    Jorge, I didn't go away. I was merely waiting for questions that I could help to answer. I try to chime in only where I have actual hands- on experience with the subject.
    I have been using a Toyo 45AII for the past five years. My wife has been using 35mm and shooting color film, exclusively. She began to show an interest in larger format B&W , so we bought the Shen Hao for her to use as a learning camera. She likes my Toyo AII better. I am hoping that she will like the new Toyo CF. I'm really possessive with my Toyo AII.
     
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    Aww c'mon Eugene you are supposed to share and share alike... [​IMG]
    Linas I suspect you are correct......since I had never heard of something like this!
     
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    Jorge,

    This came up on the alt.photo. list: Tillman says that was a typo in the article, he does *not* have a 125mm that covers 12x20.---Carl