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    Wowzers, that would be almost 2 yards (almost 6 feet) of bellows just to focus at infinity. You may find tire kickers but few takers no matter what the price.

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    I'd love to have it -- I would make a solid bellows 5x7 or 8x10 camera just for it (depending on how big the moon would be on the film. But I could not afford it, unfortunately...especially for the one or two images I would make with it.

    Who knows how big the moon would be on the film with a 70" lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Who knows how big the moon would be on the film with a 70" lens?

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    70 inch lens. 1/2 of that is 35 inches. 1/2 of that is 17-1/2 inches. 1/2 of that is 8-3/4 inches. So, three doublings of an approximately 9 inch lens. Each time you double focal length, magnification doubles. Therefore, the moon would be (2x2x2=) 8 times larger than it would be with a 9 inch lens. If the moon is 1/8 inch in diameter with your 210 - 240 lens (and I think that sounds about right, from last time I shot the moon with a 210...though it was several years ago), it would be 1 inch in diameter with this lens. Hardly worth using sheet film, unless you were doing double exposures wanting to superimpose a giant moon onto another picture. I'd do it with a 6x4.5 instead.
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    Dang -- hardly worth it then -- I might as well hook the beast up to a 4x5 with a roll back.

    Thanks.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    If you use it as a telescope with an eyepiece and a film back where the eyepiece focuses, you can more than fill a 4 x 5 with the image.
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    The depth of field on this beast must be about 1/64" :-)

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    Actually, Richard Ritter is currently building a 20x24" camera with 90" of bellows. So, Richard may know a potential buyer for this lens.
    John Bowen

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    I know a guy looking for a lens to cover a wet plate camera he is building that will shoot a 6' x 6' ( yes that's feet..how crazy is that?) plate with 12 feet of bellows. He may be very interested in this lens. Robert

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    The references to using it as a telescope may be something to consider. Some amateur astronomers build their own telescopes, and that may be a good audience to target if you list the lens on the auction site.

    Keith Fleming

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    awesome lens. i saw one the other day. massive. almost too heavy to pick up.

    keep us posted.

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