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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    I agree with that advice too.

    BTW a 210mm G-Claron on 5x4 is more like using a 110mm-120mm on a Bronica or other 6x6, a 270mm-300mm on a 5x4 is a closer equivalent to the Bronica's 150mm.

    Ian
    Thanks Ian, I just traded my 35 gear on a Bronica SQA-i so that info is quite useful to me. I got a 110macro with it (and haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, this weekend hopefully). I guess I'll be familar with the focal length, which should allow me to concentrate on getting used to that square format! All the best. Shawn

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    Good portrait lens, but needs an extension tube for tight framing. Otherwise, the minimum focus distance is 1.5m, IIRC. I like to shoot portraits at 1m.

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I guess I'll have to try and find somewhere which has some cheap as in the UK the price of photo stuff is a joke!!

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    Just find an APUG member near you, who uses MF equipment. I'm back in 12 days but don't use a long lens on MF only a WA. But others are around, I'm sure someone would let you try a lens.

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    Can search via Area on here??

    Or I could go into the LCE near me as they have a lens in there which I guess I could try out (it's only a S one but it's something like £329!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherryrig View Post
    Can search via Area on here??

    Or I could go into the LCE near me as they have a lens in there which I guess I could try out (it's only a S one but it's something like £329!!!)
    That is too much for a SQ 150, try KEH.com, 150s are common and inexpensive. Make sure you look at the specs for the 180mm as well, it focuses closer and has a bit more magnification/narrower angle of view - but it is a lot less common and usualy more expensive so if the 150 will do stay with that.

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    KEH.com is based in the USA thou which means import tax could be quite a lot

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    Tax works out at about 21% on cameras & lenses from the US to the UK, but not every parcel is checked and I've only paid tax once on a lens, and I've bought quite a few.

    Yes you can search the Members list, putting Gloucester in the Location finds 10 members

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