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    really there are so many EXCELLENT choices for a normal 2x3 lens. Help yourself by narrowing down your search.
    Price?
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    Um, if you have the time to sweat out an eBay auction this lens http://cgi.ebay.com/Schneider-100mm-...QQcmdZViewItem would be more useful on y'r Galvin than would, say, a 101/4.5 Ektar or Raptar or Optar (= Raptar). More coverage than the tessars.

    I have no connection with the lens on offer, but if I had a 2x3 view camera -- I shoot 2x3 Graphics, can't use much coverage -- and needed a normal lens I'd bid on it.

    Good luck, have fun,

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    Mark,

    I, too, have the 2.25x3.25 Galvin with a stable of lenses. My initial reaction when I read your post was why you specifically want a normal focal length lens? Is this a compromise so you carry only a single lens with you? I'd think there'd be so much you'd want to capture on film that a wide angle and a long range lens would both be used.

    When I travel on business I usually take my Seagull TLR because it has a fixed lens and I'm not tempted to carry too much, or I take my 2.25x3.25" Crown Graphic, which also has only the one lens. By eliminating lens choices I restrict what I put in the suitcase as well as the types of images I capture.

    Enjoy the trip,

    Rich

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    If I had only 1 lens for this format, it would be either a 75 mm or a 90 mm.

    I like the fugi f8 90 mm which is my only lens for my 617 set up on which I also use at 6 x 9, 612, and 617 on the same camera.
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    My Galvin came to me with a 135mm Rodenstock Sironar. I also often use my 105mm Fujinon on the Galvin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post
    If I had only 1 lens for this format, it would be either a 75 mm or a 90 mm.
    I agree, shorter than 75mm would require a recessed lens board for full movements with the Galvin 2x3.
    75 & 150 would be nice, but that would be 2 lenses (they're relatively lightweight). For ultra-lightweight, the 100mm is it (total camera weight, a little more than 3 lbs).
    "Pictures are not incidental frills to a text; they are essences of our distinctive way of knowing." Stephen J. Gould

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    I am going to Hawaii for business but am looking forward to meeting up with Robert for a little photography. I am exploring my camera options and am either going to take my 6x6 or my Galvin. The problem with the Galvin is the normal to widish lens. I don't have one, I don't think. I have been looking at the prices of 65mm lenses on KEH :o . Then I got to thinking that this was wide for 2x3 and I have no idea what "Normal" is for this format.

    I have 135 Xenar that I use every once in a while on my 4x5. Is that normal or am I looking for something in the 90 range.

    Can someone help with the "Normal" lense so i can price them.
    Mark, do you still have the Galvin view camera?
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    yep. Haven't used it in a long time though.
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    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    Do you find the design ok, any problems with locking movements so they stay locked in place?

    Thanks,
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    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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