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    Apo-Germinar F9/600mm

    I recently purchased this lens as a leap of faith. I eventually want to set up an 8x20 system and was hoping this lens would cover the format, maybe even with a few movements. As I said it was a leap of faith in that I purchased the lens without knowing exactly what its capabilities are, but it was so inexpensive and already mounted in a board that I went for it. The aperture is smooth all the way down to f/128, the optics seem in good order (is this a multi coated or single coated lens?) except for a little dust between the elements.

    I understand that the true way to see what I’ve got is to shoot with it but I am going overseas for a year and won’t have time to play with this lens on any format before I go. Any practical experience would be appreciated.
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    I'm not sure it quite covers 20"x24", but it should cover 8"x20" just fine....hopefully Sandy or Kerry will know more about this guy for you.
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    I don't know the exact coverage at infinity as so far I have only used mine on a camera enlarger. Image quality is superb.
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    Logan,

    You can find a lot of info on this lens in this thread.

    See posts #29, #32, #33, #34 and #35 for info on the coverage. The 600mm should cover 8x20 wide open with a bit to spare, and have an image circle in excess of 600mm stopped down. Should work nicely on your 8x20 (if the front standard an handle the > 4lb. weight).

    The lens is single coated. Is yours a Zeiss or a Docter Optics? They are the same optically and mechanically. The only difference is the Docter lenses are newer.

    Kerry

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    Kerry,

    Thanks so much for the quick response; you are confirming for me that this was a great purchase. As to if this is a Zeiss or Docter Optic the lens states aus JENA DDR on the front which I assume means Docter Optic.

    Thanks to everyone who responded, this is a truly great forum.
    -Logan Group

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan Group View Post
    Kerry,

    Thanks so much for the quick response; you are confirming for me that this was a great purchase. As to if this is a Zeiss or Docter Optic the lens states aus JENA DDR on the front which I assume means Docter Optic.

    Thanks to everyone who responded, this is a truly great forum.
    No that means Zeiss Jena, DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik- East Germany). It would say Docter if it were.

    Rich
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