- Feb 8, 2004
- Multi Format
The photograph I posted yesterday (Doorway and Daisies) was made with a 210mm Rodenstock Geronar lens. I'm new to large format and the Geronar was the lens that came with the camera I bought on ebay. The question is, I'm fascinated with the quality of the larger format negative and consequent print, but not at all satisfied that the lens is anywhere close to the quality of my Pentax 67 kit. Though I see a difference, it's quite subtle compared to the 6x7 negative and not as much 'better' as I expected it to be. So I'm wondering what lens it would take to equal the quality of the P67 lenses (the 105mm is the closest to the 210). There is a Fujinon and Nikon lens for instance that are not too distant in price from the Geronar. Each has more glass (6 in 5, and 6 in 4 respectively) than the Geronar (3 in 3) but I'm not sure what difference that makes or why. I'd like to hear anyone's take on this. Please recommend what you believe is better glass that won't require me to live under a bridge and eat squirrel if I were to buy it.