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    Glib comment? I think not. The question was in reference to using a Speed Graphic and a Schneider f/4.7 lens. At no time was it asked if such a lens would work for an assignment for Architectural Digest magazine. You state yourself that you used a '60's era Xenar F/4.5 commercially for years with no problems, "optically".

    Speed or Crown Graphics with Schneider, Wollensak or Optar lenses have photographed some iconic images. The Hindenburg disaster, the flag at Mount Suribachi and Babe Ruth's last home run.

    Here in Virginia is a huge museum of train photography by O. Winston Link. Mr. Link used Graflex view camera's with Optar lenses. Edward Weston used a crapped out $5 lens for many of his most famous photographs. St. Ansel often used convertible lenses that are much maligned by the "modern photographer". (exception Cooke and only because Adams used it)

    Not too many posters here on APUG have a museum that takes up an entire railroad freight house. Or have a place in photographic history for their images.

    No, I'll stick with my comment about lens snobs.

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    EW lens

    I always heard EW's lens cost $12

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Glib comment? I think not. The question was in reference to using a Speed Graphic and a Schneider f/4.7 lens. At no time was it asked if such a lens would work for an assignment for Architectural Digest magazine. You state yourself that you used a '60's era Xenar F/4.5 commercially for years with no problems, "optically".

    Speed or Crown Graphics with Schneider, Wollensak or Optar lenses have photographed some iconic images. The Hindenburg disaster, the flag at Mount Suribachi and Babe Ruth's last home run.

    Here in Virginia is a huge museum of train photography by O. Winston Link. Mr. Link used Graflex view camera's with Optar lenses. Edward Weston used a crapped out $5 lens for many of his most famous photographs. St. Ansel often used convertible lenses that are much maligned by the "modern photographer". (exception Cooke and only because Adams used it)

    Not too many posters here on APUG have a museum that takes up an entire railroad freight house. Or have a place in photographic history for their images.

    No, I'll stick with my comment about lens snobs.
    Show me one with the equipment listed. EW shot a lot of his famous early work with an 3x4rb graflex using standard Kodak 152mm lens.

    As I can attest, that ain't no crapped out lens.

    Personally, if I could afford a 450 Nikor M in shutter, or a Fuji SW with EBC coatings in a Sieko shutter, or APO European anything, that's what I would shoot. In the mean time I make do with my commercial Ektars, Raptars, Tessars, and my trusty Fuji 150 6.3. I'm a wannabe snob

    tim in very north Carmel Valley California AKA san jose
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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    Show me one with the equipment listed. EW shot a lot of his famous early work with an 3x4rb graflex using standard Kodak 152mm lens.

    As I can attest, that ain't no crapped out lens.
    As I recall from EW's "Daybooks", he had a Zeiss Anastigmat for his 8x10" which was constantly in and out of hock. To cover the lensless periods, EW bought an old RR lens from a junkshop for $5. He used this for, among other things, his most famous pepper shots. He used the 3x4 Graflex for less formal portrait shots.

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