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    135mm lens. Large format 4 x 5

    Hello. I am doing a river trip very soon and I would like some advice as to what would be a good lens to use with my Sinar P 4 x 5 camera. I have 135 mm and 210mm lenses.
    Do you think the 135mm lens would be a good lens to use?
    I don't want the images to look too wide angle.....I want more of a std. lens look.

    I am told that the 135mm lens would be good to use...however, I would like a second opinion.

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    Paul,
    You can be quite effective in the landscape with the 135mm and 210mm lens. Most of my images are made with a 110 and a 210.

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    135 and 210mm is a good two-lens set up.

    Have fun on the river.

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    Paul,

    Try some snaps around your neighborhood just to see for your self. You are the only person that can answer this question. Each person has a different feel for what is right. That is why there are so many choices. I bought a camera and kit that had a 90 and a 210. Eventually I had a 90, 135, 180, 210, 300, 450 and was wondering if I should try a 65-75 when I discovered 8x10 and started over again.

    John Powers

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    Thanks John
    I look forward to using 8x10 in the future. In the meantime the 4 x 5 will suffice.
    I like to enlarge my photographs up to around the 1 meter size...and 8 x 10 will give me the quality I like. Thanks again.

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    Can anyone recommend a good polaroid film to use with the 4 x 5 format? One with negative and image. I have a polaroid back.
    I have been told that some polaroid film is very fine and I am thinking that they would be a good reference and backup.
    What size(without too much grain) could a polaroid negative be enlarged to?

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    I enjoyed looking at your photographs. The 2 lenses I have should be fine. The response on APUG has been very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Johns View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good polaroid film to use with the 4 x 5 format? One with negative and image. I have a polaroid back.
    I have been told that some polaroid film is very fine and I am thinking that they would be a good reference and backup.
    What size(without too much grain) could a polaroid negative be enlarged to?
    All the Polaroid negative films are gone. You are almost a year too late.
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    ....... when I discovered 8x10 and started over again.

    John Powers[/QUOTE]

    I would like to purchase an 8 x 10 back also.
    Can I use my 210 and 135mm lenses with the 8 x 10 back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Johns View Post
    I would like to purchase an 8 x 10 back also.
    Can I use my 210 and 135mm lenses with the 8 x 10 back?
    It depends on the 210mm lens. There are a couple threads as to which 210 lenses cover. I use a Schneider APO Symmar (not the newer L type) and it covers, but barely. The newer L series will work and the Rodenstock APO Sironar S will work. Older Schneider Angulon and Super Angulons, and the newer Super Symmar XL will. Some people say G-Clarons will, but I don't know. If you have any of the type I listed you will be fine. Otherwise I couldn't say.

    The 135mm lens will not cover. I do not know of any 135mm lens that will. If you want an extreme wide angle like that, I have heard, though not tried, a Schneider 120mm f/8 Super Angulon and a 120mm f/8 Nikkor-SW will barely cover 8x10. Do some research using the search function and you will get more complete answers.
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