I'm about mid-way into getting my 8x10 Ansco into full operation, and would like to hear back from anyone regarding the 305mm f/9 Apo-Nikkor process lens. I picked this one up a while back,...it's an older version with the yellowish/straw-coloured coating. From S.K. Grimes' site, it appears to be mountable into a Copal #1; one of which I have on hand.
- Is there anyone who is/has used this lens?
- Is the coverage just so, or does it allow for movements? (moderate or extreme)
- For practical field use, does one have to stop down to f/22, for (sharp)infinity focus, as with the G-Clarons?