Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
It seems like it should come pretty close if it really is a Tessar design, right? At the usual 55 degree coverage angle, I get an image circle of about 306 mm, *just* short of covering 8x10 at infinity. Is that about what you're seeing with yours, or does it have narrower coverage than usual?

If it's close at infinity, the OP would probably be fine using it at portrait distances.

-NT
I get vignetting on a full plate, so I imagine the longer side of the 8x10 will have it a lot worse. I've never shot it on an 8x10 sheet film, just aluminum and glass plates.

But for a $50-100 Russian Tessar-knockoff, it's a good bargain.