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120 / 220 film RF's 120 / 220 format rangefinders including Fuji, Koni-Omega, Mamiya Press, Linhof 6x7/6x9 cameras, Mamiya 6/7 among others, but excluding the 120 folders and the Voigtlander 667 cameras that have their own forums.

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just keep shooting the gear I've got and be done with it! 21 15.44%
get a GW690 104 76.47%
aim for another folder (Iskra, Super Baldax, Certo Six, or some other?) 11 8.09%
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Old 09-19-2019   #81
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Are the GW690 lenses overrated? I hear good things about them, but then I read about poor performance on resolution targets.... they seem to be rather mediocre in the rez department. Now I know there's more to a good lens than resolution, but still, I find these very-average rez tests to be surprising, considering the reputation of the lens.
GSW690 65mm lens is very good for landscapes / cityscapes (I don't shoot resolution targets), sharp with good contrast and color reproduction.

Fuji GSW690, 65mm, F5.6 (wide open), 1/500 sec., Kodak Ektar 100



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Old 09-23-2019   #82
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GSW690 65mm lens is very good for landscapes / cityscapes (I don't shoot resolution targets), sharp with good contrast and color reproduction.

Fuji GSW690, 65mm, F5.6 (wide open), 1/500 sec., Kodak Ektar 100
"I don't shoot resolution targets." You do of course, landscapes and cityscapes, two subjects with lots of fine detail that, depending on the degree of enlargement desired, require lenses capable of high resolution. If you like what the camera is producing for you in the way of an image, that's great. My question had to do with how Fuji lenses compare with other lenses of known good resolution. Short of bringing a dozen cameras and tripods along on a shoot, the other way to compare is to shoot resolution charts.
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Old 09-25-2019   #83
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"I don't shoot resolution targets." You do of course, landscapes and cityscapes, two subjects with lots of fine detail that, depending on the degree of enlargement desired, require lenses capable of high resolution. If you like what the camera is producing for you in the way of an image, that's great. My question had to do with how Fuji lenses compare with other lenses of known good resolution. Short of bringing a dozen cameras and tripods along on a shoot, the other way to compare is to shoot resolution charts.

i shoot both the 90 and 65mm fuji cameras. they are both excellent. I would say that the 65mm lens is as good as my mamiya 6 50mm. now the size of the film matters, but I love both and consider them pretty much equals.
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