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    75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    I am ready to purchase a 75mm and a 90mm lens for 4x5 B&W work. After doing much research it appears that the Nikon 75mm f4.5 and 90mm f4.5 or the Rodenstock/Caltar Grandagon 75mm f4.5 and 90mm f4.5 would be a good choice. I'd like to hear experiences from anyone who has used either of the these lenses. Is this a good choice or should I be looking at some other options? These will be used with a Canham 4x5 metal camera.

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    I use the Nikkor, but I have no reference to compare it to except a rodenstock 210/5.6 which is equivalent in build quality. I'm very new to large format.

    It is bright and sharp on the groundglass, I only hope the transparencies when I get around to developing them look half as good as the image rendered on the groundglass.

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    Thanks for the reply. Let me know how the film looks when you get it processed.

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    I have and use the Nikon 90mm SW 4.5 and could not be happier with the results I get with it. It is a very sharp lens. I don't think you would be disappointed with the 75mm or 90mm Grandagon N either. Both are fine lenses as is the Nikon.

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    Nikkor is a great lens. Here's an example:


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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    Thanks for sharing the image. What lens did you make the image with?

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    I really like the 75mm Nikkor - lots of coverage in a very compact lens. Patrick, I'm getting out of shooting 4x5 outside of portraits so I do have a 75mm Nikkor I am about to list for sale if you're interested.

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    Cross posted but here are more examples from the 75mm Nikkor:











    Sorry the last image is smaller!

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    Re: 75mm and 90mm lens for 4x5

    The lenses listed are all very good. The 90/4.5 lenses are rather big and heavy, though.

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