Re: ULF lens wanted

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;>
Date: 02/14/05-05:57:14 PM Z
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A 24inch (600mm) lens is a slight wide angle on a 20x24. A "normal
lens" would be about 800mm. The real trick is finding a lens this long
with that coverage in a shutter of any type. If a barrel lens can be
used I would consider the Nikor 610mm process lens. There were quite a
few of these made, they remainders were "dumped" on the market about 5
years ago for ?500US? each. Great price. They don't have the
collectability of Artars, so are more reasonably priced. I have one for
my 11x14 and love it. I "assume" it would cover a 20x24 because I was
"told" it has the same coverage as an Artar.

The folks at Wisner and "The View Camera Store" are probably the best
experts at "ULF" in the states. "Assuming" you are now "in the know"
about "ULF", I would call them with any questions ;-)

They are also a good source for holders and film.

There is also a list of new and old ULF lenses at Bostick and Sullivan:

One important question is if your friend needs infinity coverage (and
if he/she needs movements at infinity). If it is only going to be used
at studio distances, the coverage can be smaller.

On Monday, February 14, 2005, at 11:22 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Nick Zentena wrote:
>> On Monday 14 February 2005 03:39, Judy Seigel wrote:
>>> My neighbor needs a large format circa 1900-1910 lens about 18 inches
>>> ("between 600 & 800 mm")... He's looking for Gertz Dagor (or one or
>>> the
>>> other if they hadn't joined yet), or I think he said Helior, or some
>>> classic like that to use on a 20x24 inch camera. Says he's made
>>> about 40
>>> phone calls all over the US, so far no go.
>> 600mm is 24". Why does he need that tight an age range?
> Nick, you ask a question far far beyond my area of understanding,
> let alone ability to answer. But I'll pass it along.... and thanks
> for asking.
> Judy
Tom Ferguson
Received on Mon Feb 14 17:57:22 2005

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