Hi! I've got a lens & shutter purchased from a fellow lg. format member. He's getting a lens board all ready for it as well which is very kind of him. It's a Wollensak Velostigmat 9 1/2" Series II f4.5 in a Betax 4 shutter.
Unfortunately that 9.5 inch lens does not cover the 8x10 format wide open. Meaning the image circle it projects is not big enough to cover the 8x10 film. That lens was meant for 6.5x8.5 film (called whole plate size.) Stopped down to f32-64 at close distances it may cover 8x10, but without any movements, and for portraits you often want to shoot wide open, or a stop or two closed down.
Better choice would be the 12" version of this lens.
Last edited by Jon Shiu; 03-27-2012 at 12:34 PM. Click to view previous post history.