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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson
    My personal solution to this problem is a 2.25 x 3.25 Crown Graphic (with coupled rangefinder). I have several super sharp lenses for it which include a 150mm f9 Docter Optics Apo Germinar and a 110mm Schneider Super Symmar XL

    Of course, both of these lenses also work well on my 8.9 lb Wehman 8x10 Field Camera (with 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 backs).
    Had a couple and never really liked them for some reason although I love the 4x5 super graphic. Also I am after sharper lenses, basically in the digitar range.

    I will probably end up modifying a RB/RZ67 to take digitar lenses.

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    I'm also a sharp lens freak - that's why I have the Docter Optics lenses, Schneider SSXls, etc. Film flatness is usually the limiting factor. BTW, I have a Pentacon 6TL with an optical glass platen (multicoated) installed at the film plane. with the Docter Optics lenses mounted on the belows the image sharpness is fantastic.
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    My original plan was to modify a RB or an RZ, vacuum back, digitar lens and modify the front standard for tilt and rise etc. I am after a slr tilt camera and am still considering a fuji GX680 although I am not big on the weight of that camera.

    In the mean time I got sidetracked by the purchase of a mint rollei sl66 from adorama, but it was so poorly packed it was trashed when it got here.

    Jammed, stripped focus gears and the frame is probably bent. A shame really I called and told them the person that packed it should be shot. i am returning it, unfortunately, because it really is like new.

    Back to the drawing board.

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    try them all out

    note that the CLE has an addl frameline over the CL versions, but has a shorter baselength and lower magnification than the M's and Bessas. Also, if you plan on not using external viewfinders, you'll have to carefully choose a body with viewfinder to handle all those sizes at a magnification factor you can live with.

    Also, take a look at the Hexar RF, but realize that support is much more limited than current production or even old M4's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Ammons
    I am really leaning towards a Minolta CLE, but I could also use a
    Leica CL, M6/7 (too much $ for me), Bessa R2A/3A, or the Ikon.

    I plan on eventually buying the 90, 50, 35 and 25mm lenses.

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