Discussion in ‘ Large Format ‘ started by daver 1 , Feb 2, When the EBC multicoated mm and mm C series models came out in mid, in smaller, cheaper Copal 1 shutters, there was little reason to continue offering the mm and mm single coated L models in spendy 3 shutters. Here’s some interesting questions I have not been able to answer by perusing the literature that I have access to. In addition to the original Seiko shutters, and the current all black Copal models, Fujinon large format lenses were offered in at least two other styles of Copal shutters. I’ve used a once or twice and have no complaints about it either. All other models switched to outer lettering in the early s.

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I have owned both the A and the C and love them both. Observe the colors of the reflections in the front element group. They are ruji tested to ensure quality, and their performance is as good as new cartridges.

I have the and All other models switched to outer lettering in the early s. Perhaps they were contemplating a different model that never made it to market. Also, in the accompanying text, it is stated specifically that the two other remaining members of the original W line the mm and mm are EBC fujo.

In addition to the original Seiko shutters, and the current all black Copal models, Fujinon large format lenses were offered in at least two other styles of Copal shutters.

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I did agonize over the decision, because the Symmar was definitely larger and heavier. If you wish to make payment via cheque, you will have to follow the procedure as below: When fhji EBC multicoated mm and mm C series models came out in mid, in smaller, cheaper Copal 1 shutters, there was little reason to continue offering the mm and fji single coated L models in spendy 3 ufji. Within 240aa ,Ship By: For purposes of this discussion, I am designating the different types of Copal shutters as follows: Through Ebay, I managed to obtain samples of each along with a bunch of other stuff I don’t really need and can’t really afford.

Based on the compact size and excellent performance of these two lenses, Fujji decided I to try some other Fuji lenses. I’d be willing to purchase any such references at a fair price, or pay for photocopies and shipping, or make arrangements for sending me high resolution scans either on Zip disks or CD-ROM. This does not appear to be consistent with the literature. The Fuji sharpness and contrast was superior to that of the G Claron at all stops.

I did speak with someone at Fuji Photo Film U.

I am currently lacking official Fujinon literature between andso I’m not sure exactly when the mm L was discontinued, or if it was ever manufactured with EBC multicoatings. With no alternative in the C line, the mm f5.

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Well, now that we’ve got that all cleared up We do, don’t we? I’ll start by posting everything I know, and with fjui help, hopefully we’ll be able to put together the pieces of this perplexing puzzle. I have all 3 and use them with a fresnel.

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There are no serial numbers readable in any of my older Fujinon literature. So, if you are the original purchaser, or have access to the original receipt, please include this information. The A has clear advantages. In between, many models have been discontinued and new models introduced.

In any case, the reflections are all of similar color and pale in funi no bright, vivid eye-popping colors. With the limited data I have collected so far, the best you can do based on serial numbers is get a feel for the relative ages of two lenses of the same type. The lack of an official US distributor makes it especially difficult to obtain information on their excellent products.

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Never saw a bit of mdifference in performance between the two; just in the space they took up and the weight. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

In that brochure, the 65mm f8 SW, like all the other SW series focal lengths, is listed as single coated. They are outstanding performers, no problem to focus on either gg or fresnel.