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Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Prime, Oct 13, 2002.
Which focal length do you use most for 4x5?
Personally... it's gotta be my Nikkor 240 f5.6.
150, then 210,and last 90mm. Of course this changes with the seasons.
Probably my Schneider 135mm 5.6, although I am beginning to use my Schneider 80mm 4.5 more often.
90mm, then 150mm and rarely 210mm
Tends to change with the subject for me. But lately seems to be ...
150 followed by 305 followed by 80mm.
150mm... then the 90mm... have yet totry the 300mm.
120 & 250
Depends on the subject, but lately, the flower pictures have been the subject and I have been alternating between the 150mm G-Claron, 180mm f5.6 Nikkor-W, and a 210mm f4.5 Tessar. For landscapes or sharp portraits, I have been using my Fujinon 250mm f6.7, Germinar-W 240mm f9, and the aforementioned Tessar. The Germinar and Tessar are mine only due to the generousity of Kerry Thalmann who made them available to his fellow APUGgers. Thanks again Kerry!
Probably the 110mm SS XL, followed by the 210 APO Symmar or the 240mm G-Claron.
The one that works for the job at hand, and this varies by job....
110 & 180 almost equally, then 72 and finally, 90.
it all depends (anything between 65mm and 370mm works for me ... )
It depends on the application. Everything from 90 to 305...Probably the 210 first followed by the 120 followed by the 305 and last the 90.
I rarely use normal focal length lenses.
I use 110 the most followed bt 210 probably for 65% of what I do. Occasionally I will use 150 or 300. I recently got a 450 Fuji that I am using more and more, I like the compression of space it renders.
usually 135mm, sometimes 150mm -- I often use the same for 8x10 -- I just love to mismatch!
That is my next lens purchase. .... drool. But, probably not for another couple of months; just can't swing it yet....
With me, it seems to be 210, 135 and 360, in that order. I use wide angle (17 mm, 24 mm) a lot with 35 mm, never seem to with 4x5.
90, 150, 240, 360. And some 180, 135, 121, 210, 500...
Interesting choice . . . I find I am using my Schneider 135mm f5.6 most of the time. Use to be 150mm when I had my Toyo a few years ago. A 75mm and a 180mm are on my current wish list.
135mm Symmar for scenics
210mm Geronar for people.
127/4.7 Ektar and 203/7.7 Kodak Anastigmat (uncoated ektar).
160/6.3 Rodenstock Doppel Anastigmat Eurynar
and a whole bunch of barrel lenses from 90mm to a 14" Wolly tele.
Most of the time I use the 127/4.7 Ektar, particularly for hand held shots.
My vision goes through cycles - right now I'm seeing "wider" and using the 90mm a bit more than the 210mm. But that wasn't the case three months ago, and the situation is likely to reverse again in a few weeks.
Depending on what camera I'm using, I probably use 168 Dagor/150 Xenar/135 Symmar the most for landscapes, followed by 90, 75, 180/210, 360, 65, and 55.
For handheld use I usually use the 135/3.5 Planar, but I'll use the 210 with flash.
For still life, I tend toward the 180 Caltar II-N.
Portraits--180, 210, or 11.5" Verito.
135 and 180mm (for 4x5)