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peterfromlondon

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« on: December 01, 2006, 03:07:49 PM »

I love the craftsmanship & am seriously considering purchasing a 12 SWA for photographing  iconic super structures, bridges and interiors that can be corrected for perspective in camera. Any advice as to choice of lens would be much appreciated; my preferred format is 6x9cm with B&W film.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 04:15:58 PM »

Thats an open ended question. I would start with one of each. 24xl v, 28, 35xl digitar, 47xl digitar, 58xl or 60 digitar, 72 xl digitar and to finish off buy the 90 digitar.

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I love the craftsmanship & am seriously considering purchasing a 12 SWA for photographing  iconic super structures, bridges and interiors that can be corrected for perspective in camera. Any advice as to choice of lens would be much appreciated; my preferred format is 6x9cm with B&W film.

Regards,
Peter.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 04:30:50 PM »

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Thats an open ended question. I would start with one of each. 24xl v, 28, 35xl digitar, 47xl digitar, 58xl or 60 digitar, 72 xl digitar and to finish off buy the 90 digitar.
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For 6x9 film I am not sure I would use any of the Digitars. Not sure about the image circle coverage.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 04:47:44 PM »

That is true, But I was trying to say, how can anyone tell you what lenses to use. It all depends on your shooting style and what angle of view you need to capture. Then again this is the Digital backs forum.

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 02:48:06 PM »

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For 6x9 film I am not sure I would use any of the Digitars. Not sure about the image circle coverage.
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Michael, you are correct.  Some digitars do not have an image circle large enough for 6x9 coverage.  Only the 47XL,120N, 150N, 180T and 210T.  And the first three are very close to full circle.  Forget much shift or rise.
For film, I do not use any digitars.  (But great on DB's).
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 03:02:08 PM »

Peter,

Here is a link to a webpage giving you all the info you need regarding non digital lens image circles for 69 film...a great info base to help choosing lenses for yur needs..for example the schneider 38mm xl is a great one for 69 film giving you 17mm 35 equivalent.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses/LF6x9cm.html

the schneider and rodenstock websites should give you image circle info for their digitar lenses.

Marc
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 04:39:49 PM »

Marc

Thank you, that link has all the info I need to compare lenses. My apology to you all  if my original question was not precise.  

Peter.


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Peter,

Here is a link to a webpage giving you all the info you need regarding non digital lens image circles for 69 film...a great info base to help choosing lenses for yur needs..for example the schneider 38mm xl is a great one for 69 film giving you 17mm 35 equivalent.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses/LF6x9cm.html

the schneider and rodenstock websites should give you im.age circle info for their digitar lenses.

Marc
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 05:07:36 PM »

No problem Peter,

I am also looking at the various shift cameras for film backs (69 with 68 crop) to start and then db's as and when.

I am looking at the cambo wds and silvestri systems finding the alpa a bit much finacially at the moment.

Let me know how you get on.

Marc
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