Re: wide-angle lens for 4x5

From: Jim Strain ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/18/05-10:15:00 AM Z
Message-id: <005801c5d400$1f48cb40$0a01230a@sommerbarnard.local>

Shannon: I know you have gotten two recommendations for the use of a 90mm
lens and a bag bellows (or sufficient compression on your regular bellows to
allow focusing a 90mm at infinity). For architectural interior work, I
really like a 75mm. It demands the use of a bag bellows and even with that,
movements are severely limited. On the othe hand, a lens of that focal
length allows you to do things you simply could not do any other way
(perspective controlled tight spaced room-window-cells-whatever). Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shannon Stoney" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 8:37 AM
Subject: wide-angle lens for 4x5

> Hi, I am supposed to do some architectural photography in the coming
> month, and I am thinking about borrowing or buying a wider format lens
> than the one I'm accustomed to shooting with. Right now I have a 150mm
> lens. What would be a good length to look for? I will be shooting in a
> prison near Houston called The Walls.
> Also, I think I might have to learn to do the perspective correction
> thing. Any suggestions about web sites or books to look at?
> thanks,
> --shannon
Received on Tue Oct 18 11:02:12 2005

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