I try to keep the division of FL between my lenses to no less than x1.33 and no more than x1.66. This gives me a "reasonable division" between perspectives while not overspending. My goal is x1.5 between FL of lenses. This seems to be the best compromise (for me)... I don't mind cropping a "little" but not "a lot". EXAMPLE: My 4x5 lens kit (dedicated to 6x12cm roll film) is 38 SAXL, 58 SAXL, 90 f/8 SA, 135 Apo Symmar, 210 Kowa-Graphic, 300 Fuji-C, and 450 Fuji-C. The 8x10 kit (no camera yet) includes 72 SAXL, 110 SSXL, 150 SSXL, 210 Kowa (shared w/ 4x5), 300 Fuji (shared w/ 4x5), 450 Fuji (shared w/ 4x5), and 800 Schneider Tele (to buy later).
I had a 200mm Nikkor-M but sold it along with a 300mm Nikkor-M because I needed the cash. Had I not been in such dire straits I would have kept the 200 Nikkor-M because it's a perfect fit for the lightweight 6x12cm kit. Oh well... we all give-n-take, don't we? The 210mm Kowa-Graphic is fairly small too... just not tiny like the 200mm Nikkor-M.
Last edited by Mike1234; 03-06-2010 at 12:28 PM. Click to view previous post history.