compact and modern ~300mm 4x5 lens

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Frank Petronio, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Frank Petronio

    Frank Petronio Inactive

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    Wondering if there are any good alternatives to the Nikon M 300/9? I'd like to stay with a 52mm filter and modern coatings, in a Copal 1 if possible.
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member

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    The Fujinon-C gets good reviews.
     
  3. John Kasaian

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    300mm Nikkor M is a heck of a fine lens, why not just get a step up ring?
     
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    I don't own a Nikon 300/9 (yet) but before I start stalking one on eBay I was wondering what else might be worth considering... thanks
     
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    I shoot one. It is one of my favorite lenses.
     
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    Sure, the 300mm Fujinon-C is a great alternative: small, multi coated and a great performer. But the Nikkor 300mm M f/9 is also small, multi coated and a great performer. Just buy a step-up or step-down ring to accomodate your needs. Both are outstanding lenses.

    Sandy
     
  7. waterlily

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    I have a Nikon 300M and it is a 52mm filter size. Outstanding lens.
     
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    Frank,

    I also own one of the Nikkors and think it is a great lens. I don't know whether you've used one, but if you haven't --and you'd like to-- I wouldn't mind lending you mine. I'm in town, so it wouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Frank,

    Midwest has both a Nikkor 300M and a 300 Fuji-C used. Why look further? The Fuji is probably my old lens (had too many in 300mm which isn't my favorite focal length). If it is, it's mint and has the box and papers too.

    Steve