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    If you could only buy one.

    I have a 12x20 Korona with an 18inch process lens. The lens sucks. I am looking for a quality lens that will offer coverage for the camera. I will be doing mainly landscape images so I don't anticipate a lot of movement.
    If you could only afford one lens for this camera what would it be?
    I have been watching eBay and have seen some nice lenes but I am not sure of the quality or coverage.
    Thanks for you input.

    Gary
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    Shall not be disappointed." Robert Willingham, 1907

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    The film diagonal is about 24". I think you'll need a normal lens of that focal length to cover the format.

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    I'd be thinking "Dagor."
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    355 G-Claron.
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    I second Francesco's recommendation. In addition I would look to the 450 Nikkor M if you want something of longer focal length. Dagors have excellent coverage too.

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    You said, "process" lens right? I would use a 760mmRodagon (30" diag) or their 485(18 in) is great too. They are spendy, but the company is now called LINOX and I think the webname is the same.

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    Oh, wait a minute you folks all go to Ebay, huh? Well, same info, but for used lenses, gosh there is a guy in CA who hordes used lenses, I used to do equipment business with him. He moved to a different company and I lost track. . .let me see what I can find. He has replacements available for most of my lenses should I ever ruin one. Geez, it's been a while, I can only remember his first name.

    Y'know I bet he's a member, if not when I find him I will turn him on to us.

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    Okay, I have a Cindy at 1-877-677-5736 x353 who has some new, discontinued lenses.

    Hey! I found the number for the tamale guy. I can finally tell him where I moved so I can get more of his wife's great tamales for lunch!

    Still looking . . .

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    Found him, let me give him a call

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    270mm computar f9 (hard to find) goes direct to Copal 3S shutter or 300mm older f6.8 dagor (plenty on Ebay cheap...some won't cover though) or 360mm WA Nikkor f9 (rare). Best to go wide as possible as your Korona is probably with a short bellows and a bit rickety. I have one too but use a Wisner now. The 355mm G-claron and Nikon 450mm are winners too but there is always that DOF reality. I really like the 450mm but wouldnt pick it if only one lens were to be available. If I could pick only one lens it might be a 300mm f10 WA Nikkor if it existed. The 260mm f10 WA Nikkor has to be the sharpest best illuminated lens corner to corner, wide open or stopped down that I've ever seen and works great on 7x17. But I really think the 300mm dagor is a wonderful lens with a real glow and beautiful feeling different than in the other newer lenses.Good luck! Emile. www.deleon-ulf.com

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