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    Cheap? Try pinhole lol.

    Have you tried using the 4x5 lenses on the 8x10? You get some nice wide angle.

    I bought a minty Fujinon 300mm f5.6, and it's beautiful. Highly recommend it.
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    I've got a few wide angle lenses, new and old. I just need a normal or long lens. I've got pinhole & zone plate covered...
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    Old Symmar 300/5.6 and 360/5.6 lenses are usually not too expensive and I like the look of the single coated ones.
    If you want a small one there is always the Nikkor M300/9.

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    I just stumbled on a lens for sale...seems like a good deal. It's a Kodak Ektar 14" in an Alphax shutter. $335. Any thoughts?
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    Not sure how cheap you are looking for, but I have a 240mm G-Claron that covers 8x10 nicely....I think I paid around $300

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    Are you looking to sell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Fisher View Post
    Not sure how cheap you are looking for, but I have a 240mm G-Claron that covers 8x10 nicely....I think I paid around $300
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
    I just stumbled on a lens for sale...seems like a good deal. It's a Kodak Ektar 14" in an Alphax shutter. $335. Any thoughts?
    Older lenses in that size aren't very expensive. I don't remember how big the Ektar are but I bought things like Symar-S and the Calumet branded version for quite a bit less then that. But both are BIG. If you can handle BIG watch KEH,Mpex etc. Nobody wants these lenses normally. Between the 3 shutter and the huge filters the weight is just the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
    I just stumbled on a lens for sale...seems like a good deal. It's a Kodak Ektar 14" in an Alphax shutter. $335. Any thoughts?
    I'd be leery. Commercial Ektars were born in Ilex Universals, so this example was either reshuttered or started out as a barrel lens. If the tech who did the deed knew what they were doing you'd be OK but if they didn't the lens could be royally screwed up. IMHO $335 is a good price for a 14" Commercial Ektar in good condition in a good working shutter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
    Are you looking to sell?
    oh no........I am restoring a Calumet mag C1 right now and it is the only lens I have that covers 8x10 other than some home made lenses from Alan Greene's book

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    It really depends on the look you're after. If you don't mind soft then there's a whole range of antique lenses that'll serve you well. I picked up an old Dallmeyer Pentac for $80 and couldn't be happier with it.

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