WTB 5x7 film holders, 80mm 5.6 el nikkor.

User avatar
Barry Kirsten
Posts: 190
Joined: 27 Feb 2015, 11:13
Location: Brookfield, Vic.

WTB 5x7 film holders, 80mm 5.6 el nikkor.

Postby Barry Kirsten » 10 Apr 2020, 17:43

I'm looking for 3 or 4 5x7 holders for a camera I'm building. Wooden ones OK, as long as they work. Genuine 5x7 thanks, not the European 'equivalent'. Also looking for a late model 80mm 5.6 El Nikkor enlarging lens as I want to re do some of my 6x6 negs. Why El Nikkor? Because my other enlarging lenses are El Nikkor and I want to keep the same quality standard. Thanks.

Walter Glover
Posts: 942
Joined: 31 Jul 2012, 22:31
Location: Leichhardt, NSW

Re: WTB 5x7 film holders, 80mm 5.6 el nikkor.

Postby Walter Glover » 24 Apr 2020, 11:11

Hi Barry,

Can I suggest that I always found about a 105mm EL-Nikkor to be best for 6x6. Gave greater room for dodging & burning and more even coverage of theneg and the illumination. Just sayin'.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

User avatar
Barry Kirsten
Posts: 190
Joined: 27 Feb 2015, 11:13
Location: Brookfield, Vic.

Re: WTB 5x7 film holders, 80mm 5.6 el nikkor.

Postby Barry Kirsten » 24 Apr 2020, 16:29

G'day Walter, great to hear from you, and I hope you're back to full strength. I've tried to contact you previously, without success. Yes, I agree about using a longer lens, but for me at the moment it's a matter of economics. I have the 135 El Nikkor I got from you, which is great for 6x9s which I have a lot of, but too long for 6x6 I feel, hence my thought about an 80 which I've previously had. I must admit that I was nearly persuaded to get a 105 but I think I'd feel guilty about having too many lenses of close focal length. But that's me! Hope all is well with you and look forward to keeping in touch.

Barry


Return to “For Sale/Wanted”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron