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    Rodenstock 600mm apo ronar

    I'm thinking of picking up this lens for my Calumet 45N. I have no idea how to mount or use this typs of lens on my camera, though. Any thoughts?
    Paul

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    Good Gosh man !! You'll need a a tripod for just the lens--they're huge--I had one--sold it--too big for me to play with--I got an Artar instead in the aluminum mount--much lighter !!! When I sold it I had to ship it truck freight--dang it was big !! Slightly exaggerating but it is a big heavy chunk of glass !
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    Good Gosh man !! On a 4x5---I see a nose dive coming --will it even mount on a 4x5? I have a 480 mm APO Ronar (barrel) that I'll sell ya that is way smaller and lighter !
    Joseph Burke

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    Heh, too much for me to handle? I would have no idea how to mount it. It's probably way longer than I need -- just tempting when the price is low!
    Paul

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    Swing by Levines. They've seen 'em before.
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

    -Bertrand Russell

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    I could do that. Levine's is like a candy store. I need to leave my wallet at home when I go there. I was wistfully eyeing a gorgeous 8x10 Linhof (for only $6k) last time I was in there.
    Paul

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    Paul,

    I would also suspect that the Calumet will not have sufficient bellows for the 600mm
    Apo Ronar. I am almost positive that my Linhof Technikardan 45S has insufficient bellows- it has 500mm of bellows.

    Rich
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    Thanks for the info -- glad I didn't hastily buy the lens!
    Paul

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    Hi Doc,

    I don't think your camera will handle that lens... you'll need LOTS of bellows length! 1200 mm for 1:1!!!

    Btw, Sherpas are no longer included in the purchase price of the lens! Nor, the 1/2 ton truck!

    Jos,

    Do your friends NOW call you Mr. Atlas?


    Cheers

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    Paul, I recently sold mine. I shipped it packed box-in-box, with styrofoam peanuts around the lens and between the boxes. Light boxes, though. The parcel weighed a little over 8 pounds.

    When thinking about a long lens, always keep in mind that for "normal" lenses (not telephoto, not retrofocus) flange-to-film distance at infinity is approximately the lens' focal length. Apo Ronars are normal as normal can be.

    And now I understand why people who shoot ULF tend to use lenses that are normal (or shorter than normal) for the format.

    Cheers,

    Dan



 

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