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    Kerry, and all else, thanks so much for your responses. I will definitely look into the 210. What would be the best choice in 75mm? I'm going to sell my rodenstock 90,and 210, keep my 400 tele which is monster along with my 135, then buy a 75 and 210 schneider.

    Thanks again everyone.

    Bob

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    I've been very pleased with my 75/4.5 Grandagon-N. There's also an equivalent Caltar II-N version that should be a little less expensive, because of the Caltar brand name, but it's made by Rodenstock and identical to the Grandagon-N. I'm sure that preference for the Grandagon-N (or Apo-Grandagon, which I'm fairly sure is the same as the Grandagon-N in optical design), or Schneider 72mm is a matter of taste. They're all fine lenses.

    I used to have a 75/8.0 Super-Angulon that was sharp, nice and compact, but it didn't cover 6x17, so I upgraded to the Grandagon-N.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blix@broadpark.no
    Kerry, I have a huge Linhof selected Schneider 210mm f/3.5 Xenar. Do you know anything about it?
    I emailed Schneider for some specs, but haven`t recieved any answer.
    I have an early version of this lens, which I use on the 5x7" Press Graflex. Great fast lens, and mine has an aftermarket coating by B&J. It doesn't quite focus to infinity on the Press Graflex, but I only need it for indoors. Outdoors, I use the slightly longer B&L 5x8" f:4.5 Tessar, which is the stock lens for that camera.

    My 210/3.5 Xenar is a true Tessar-type (I've disassembled it to clean it and checked), though Ole has noted that some of the early "Typ D" f:3.5 Xenars are of a different design.
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