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Jim Fitzgerald
07-11-2010, 03:27 PM
I'm using a 15" Ilex Process lens for my 11x14. It is a great wide and close up lens for me. I have not used a lot of movements on the 11x14 but it seems to cover well and is sharp as all get out. If you can find one or a 14" Gerogon I'd give either one a try for a wide on 11x14.

Jim

eclarke
07-11-2010, 04:46 PM
Well, I went a little bit off the wall and bought a Rodenstock 300mm f5.6 Macro-Sironar-N. with reversing elements. I have one of the in a 210 and it's a really nice, very sharp lens. This 300 has a 550mm image circle at f22 but the angle of coverage is 50 degrees so it'll have it's own look. I'll report as soon as I have it..EC

coriana6jp
07-12-2010, 02:11 AM
Evan,

Good Luck finding one of the 450CMW, they are rather few and far between. I have seen exactly 3 for sale in the last three years. I bought mine new in Tokyo a couple of years ago.

Gary

Murph
08-13-2010, 08:13 PM
What would be a decent WA lens for 12x20? 16.5" Dagor?

coriana6jp
08-13-2010, 08:35 PM
I use a Schneider 355mm F/9 G-Claron on 12x20 it covers with some movement when stopped down. The 305mm computar and the Schneider 210 Super Symmar XL also will cover. The 210mm Super Symmar is on my shopping list.......someday.

Good Luck.

Gary

Tim Boehm
08-15-2010, 04:30 PM
de Golden Busch lenses will cover a 16x20 - if you can find them. They're no longer made, but sometimes you see them for sale, usually at a hefty price.
http://www.superlarge.com/deGoldenBusch/index.html
(look at the bottom of the page)


I once owned two of them, the 482mm and the 1012mm (or whatever mm it is) and they easily covered my 12x20. However, they're big,
bulky and hard to filter. They were made by Mells Griot.

Greg Davis
08-16-2010, 08:43 AM
I have a 48 inch APO Artar, not the 47.5 inch Red Dot Artar. It is huge and heavy. I need to put it in a shutter of some kind because it is missing the aperture blades due to damage. It easily covers 20x24.

TheFlyingCamera
08-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Another lens to consider for the 11x14 crowd is the Kodak 14" Commercial Ektar, or the 10" Wide Field Ektar, which will cover 11x14. I don't know how much movement you'll get with the WF Ektar, but it does cover.

harlemshooter
12-16-2010, 06:16 PM
im looking at a fuji 600mm c or glcaron 355 for the 16x20 format.

anyone using either of these lenses with this format + movements? any preference? will the 600 cover more movements than the 355 for close-up copy work?

technical specs would be helpful. image circle at various f stops...

thanks

Michael Kadillak
01-12-2011, 04:13 PM
im looking at a fuji 600mm c or glcaron 355 for the 16x20 format.

anyone using either of these lenses with this format + movements? any preference? will the 600 cover more movements than the 355 for close-up copy work?

technical specs would be helpful. image circle at various f stops...

thanks

This issue will be driven more by the length of bellows you have to work with under macro conditions than anything. Generally speaking you would be better served by the 355 G Claron because of its shorter focal length. Plus the G Claron is a repro lens to begin with.

Andrew O'Neill
01-15-2011, 02:16 PM
Good to know that the 366 G Claron, 450Nikkor, and 600C will cover 14x17 as I have these lenses and currently constructing a camera. "Pinhole" is another option.

Jim Fitzgerald
01-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Good to know that the 366 G Claron, 450Nikkor, and 600C will cover 14x17 as I have these lenses and currently constructing a camera. "Pinhole" is another option.

Andrew, you don't need any more glass! You are right the lens group you have is just fine. Mine are the 19' and 24' Artars and I do have the 610 Nikkor just for a big honkin' lens. Oh, my 16" Darlot will cover at portrait distances..... I think.

Jim

Murph
06-18-2011, 01:17 PM
The 210mm covers 12x20? Wow, that is good to know.


For ULF the only two true lenses currently being produced are the big buck Schneider XXLs one is 550mm and the other is 1100 if my memory is working correctly.

I only use 12x20, like Michael. I use a Fuji 600C, a Fuji 450mm CMW (not the little 450mm C), and a Schneider 355mm G-Claron. I am lusting for a 210mm Schneider Super Symmar XL which covers 12x20 and some say up to 16x20, also am after a 30 inch or 35 inch RD Artar.

Hope it helps.

Gary

David
06-26-2011, 09:41 PM
I've used the Super Symmar XL 210 a fair bit on an 8x20 and it is a stretch to get any movements, it vignettes easily. Don't know about a 12x20 but experience with the 8x20 indicates it would be barely possible, if at all.