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    The 610mm Apo-Nikkor I just bought. I'm looking forward to some great 35mm sunrise and sunset shots (and a few with the 8x10 Wehman as well).
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    Must Have Lens

    The fastest "normal" focal length in whatever format you're shooting.

    For me it's a 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson
    The 610mm Apo-Nikkor I just bought. I'm looking forward to some great 35mm sunrise and sunset shots (and a few with the 8x10 Wehman as well).
    Sigh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McCallum
    Sigh!
    That's funny, because I have no interest in long lenses. It is definitely different styles for different photographers. I like wide-angle lenses 70-135mm (4x5). I have a Nikkor 90mm f8, which I dislike because it is so slow and dim (on the groundglass), but use most often because it is my widest lens. I'm saving for that 80mm 4.5 Schneider.
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    Robert,
    About 80% of my pictures are taken with wide angle lenses.

    For the 35mm format I find myself using lenses in the 15mm - 35mm range.

    In the 6x6cm format, I am most often in the 60mm - 30mm range.

    With the 4x5, 55mm - 110mm.

    In 5x7 and 8x10, 110mm - 240mm.

    Of course, on the 8x10, the 610mm is just a long normal focal length lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson
    Robert,
    About 80% of my pictures are taken with wide angle lenses.

    For the 35mm format I find myself using lenses in the 15mm - 35mm range.

    In the 6x6cm format, I am most often in the 60mm - 30mm range.

    With the 4x5, 55mm - 110mm.

    In 5x7 and 8x10, 110mm - 240mm.

    Of course, on the 8x10, the 610mm is just a long normal focal length lens.
    Cool. I was just thinking about how each of us is influenced by other photographers. When I first started taking pictures, I hated wide-angle shots, but as I got older and more involved I got to the point where that is about all I do. The longest lens I have is a 210mm, which I haven't used in years. Even when doing 35mm, the lens I use 98% if a Sigma 17-35mm, mostly around the 20mm range.
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    Wow Tom - 55mm is Wide!

    I use mainly widees too Robert. For 35mm format - it would be 90% with a 20mm lens. In 4x5 it is all I have (90 to 150), but I bought them first because that's the view angles I love most. However, as the interests change, and perhaps develop (hopefully) I have this desire to isolate and simplify my compositions more, especially in the landscape. Of course, like most people, there may be an aspect of 'wanting what ya don't have' to this as well.
    BTW I very nearly bought the Nikkor 90/f8, based on its reputation of being one of the sharpest LF lenses available. It was just the f8, and my love of low light that didn't go well together.

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    Yep John, the 55mm Rodenstock Apo Grandagon.

    On the 8x10, the 110mm Super Symmar Aspheric XL is even wider (no movements available to speak of, though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson
    Yep John, the 55mm Rodenstock Apo Grandagon.

    On the 8x10, the 110mm Super Symmar Aspheric XL is even wider (no movements available to speak of, though).
    mmmmmm mmmmm ..... boy - you're talking some Rolls Royce Glass there Tom!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McCallum
    BTW I very nearly bought the Nikkor 90/f8, based on its reputation of being one of the sharpest LF lenses available. It was just the f8, and my love of low light that didn't go well together.
    That's interesting. I have always thought, that my 135mm 5.6 Schneider Symmar-S Lens is a much sharper lens than the Nikkor. But, that is just my gut reaction. I read somewhere that Jack Dykinga has standardized on Schneider lenses, I was considering doing the same.

    Have you tried the Schneider 80mm Super Symmar Aspheric XL lens? I was wondering how that lens handles movements. This lens has my name all over it.
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