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    If you want something on the wide side, get a 90mm Agulon. (not super). They are plentiful. The dagors and WF ektars are good, but not especially better. There is also a 120mm angulon, but its hard to find.
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    I did some more research, and it was the Dagor 100mm that Link used. It's something like f6.8 though. Hmmm. It takes a lot of flash power to light up a train using ISO 400 and f8. I only have about 10,000ws to play with. Link's flash power was virtually unlimited shooting those big flashbulbs! There's also a Dagor 120mm. I'll keep an eye out for one of those two. Another possibility is the Super Angulon 90mm f5.6. I think it's a newer lens, but it would give me a faster f5.6. That would be helpful. You guys know your stuff! I was aware that fast wide angles were pretty scarce in this time period.


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    Y'know, if you have the budget and are willing to give up your fixation on older gear, you might consider getting a 90/5.6 Nikkor-SW, which covers 4x5 wide open, or a 95/4.5 Grandagon-N. These lenses weren't around when Mr. Link was active, but that's no reason to handicap yourself by using what he did.

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    The 90mm Angulon (not 'Super') is a very nice lens indeed, but with the bonus that it is older, so less coveted compared to modern Schneider's, meaning cheaper and you get a big bang-for-buck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 250swb View Post
    The 90mm Angulon (not 'Super') is a very nice lens indeed, but with the bonus that it is older, so less coveted compared to modern Schneider's, meaning cheaper and you get a big bang-for-buck!

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    A good one is quite capapble of high quality results with minimal movements but there were quality issues with many earlier ones and some are awful, extremely poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 250swb View Post
    The 90mm Angulon (not 'Super') is a very nice lens indeed, but with the bonus that it is older, so less coveted compared to modern Schneider's, meaning cheaper and you get a big bang-for-buck!

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    It (the Angulon) is also a reverse Dagor design and was patented in the U.S. in 1893, so it certainly fills the "vintage" requirement.

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    E., are you sure of that date? I ask because I thought (a) that Schneider was founded after 1910 and (b) the Angulon was brought to market around 1930. Surely such a wonderful design would have seen the light of day in the 1890s if had been patented then.

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    I'm positive, although I was a year off. The reverse construction was covered in the original U.S. Goerz 1894 patent albeit not in the wide-angle incarnation. http://ip.com/pat/US528155

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    There's also the B&L 88mm Wide-Angle f/6.8... a double gauss design.

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    how about an old wollensak ?
    they made many good wide angle lenses that don't harvest that much $$ these days ..
    everything from a series 111a exwa to a raptar ...

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