Center Filter for Fujinon 125mm NSW... Will the Schneider Size 4 Work??

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  1. Old-N-Feeble

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    Will a Schneider #4 Center Filter work properly (well enough) with a Fujinon 125mm NSW for up to 5x7+ coverage? If so then what is the optimum aperture?

    BTW, I already have this CF for use with the 150mm SA XL so this would save me a lot of money.
     
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    Why don't you simply test it then?
     
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    Sorry... I should have stated that I don't have the Fuji 125mm. I'm trying to decide if I want to try one but not if my CF won't work with it.
     
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    I doubt this lens will even cover 5x7 with movements, if at all. It's not really a wide-angle design; and a CF would probably overcompensate. It's a nice little lens for 4x5 if you only need modest
    rise or can work with back tilt.
     
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    I suspect you mean a 125mm NWS from around 1981 vintage - The image circle is given as 198mm (http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/ws-nws.htm). The 135mm NSW will cover 5x7, and if you can find an early version with lettering on the inside of the barrel, it will give you room for (modest) movements.
     
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    I'd take the published image circles in Fuji literature with a grain of salt. They were often over-optimistic and had a lot of typos. And anything under 200mm is tricky even for 4x5 anyway.
    That being said, the older internal-lettering lenses tended to hit around 80-degree coverage reasonably stopped down. But they weren't multi-coated, if that is a hypothetical issue.
     
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    I'm asking about the f/8 NSW with an advertised image circle of 280mm. It has 82mm threads which could share (by size anyway) the CF for a 150mm SA XL. The Fuji appears to be very nice but big and heavy.
     
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    ????? Where on earth are you seeing a lens like that listed?
     
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    I think I figured it out ... you actually mean a 125 SW/8, not NSW, in which case your 82mm CF might work very well indeed.