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    Wider lens for my Tachihara?

    Right now I gots a 150 f:5.6 Nikkor W an a Schneider 210/360 f:5.6 Symmar.

    Looking to go wider for landscapes. Before I start beating my head on the wall, I was curious what others thought. Any sleepers?

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    Which Tachi do you have? With the 5x7 and 8x10 variants the widest lens you can use without a recessed board is ~120mm. It is a limitation of the bed hardware and the front focus and lock knobs. The meet and at around 120mm

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    I have a 90mm and 65mm for my 4x5. I don't use the super wides for landscapes to often. The 65 is really extreme but nice. Especially for interiors.

    Here is an image with the 65mm of an Anasazi cliff dwelling. I'm shooting from about 10 feet from the sandstone ceiling. This lens requires a recessed board and center filter

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/500/ceilingruin.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamgregory View Post
    I have a 90mm and 65mm for my 4x5. I don't use the super wides for landscapes to often. The 65 is really extreme but nice. Especially for interiors.

    Here is an image with the 65mm of an Anasazi cliff dwelling. I'm shooting from about 10 feet from the sandstone ceiling. This lens requires a recessed board and center filter

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/500/ceilingruin.jpg
    Hi, sorry guys, its my 4x5 the little Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamgregory View Post
    I have a 90mm and 65mm for my 4x5. I don't use the super wides for landscapes to often. The 65 is really extreme but nice. Especially for interiors.

    Here is an image with the 65mm of an Anasazi cliff dwelling. I'm shooting from about 10 feet from the sandstone ceiling. This lens requires a recessed board and center filter

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/500/ceilingruin.jpg
    That is really nice... I think I'm looking for a 90 though. The 65 would come second. Thats the kind of lens that only works in certain places. You certainly found one. Wow.

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    90mm 6.8 grandagon is probably my sharpest lens for 4x5. great coverage and takes 67mm filters. Mine requires a cheap magnifying fresnel from staples to even out the image on the ground glass. If someone gave me one i'd take a 90mm 4.5 or 5.6.
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    My first wide angle for 4x5 was a 90 mm. It's a good jump from your 150.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    IMHO The Fuji 105mm SW F/8 is a sleeper. People fixate on the 90mm or maybe the 110mm and ignore the Fuji. Lots of coverage. Not huge. Can be cheap on the used market.

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    The 90mm Grandagons are superb lenses the f6.8 isn't too heavy, they are more common branded as Caltars in the US. If you want wider still the 65mm Super Angulons aren't usually expensive, they just cover 5x4. Here's a shot with my 65mm.


    You might also look at the 75mm Super Angulon, it would also be a great wide angle for your 6x17 as well, slightly better coverage on 5x4. It's now the only lens I use with my 6x17.

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    I use a 90mm f:8 Super Angulon - old, but good. I use it more often on 5x7" than on 4x5" though - on the 4x5" I tend to either use a 90mm f:6.8 Angulon, a 65mm f:8 Ilex Acugon, or an old 80mm WA Rectilinear...
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