Price and Performance of 12" Paragon

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by arrthur_nichols, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. I am looking for information regarding the performanence of a 12"
    Ilex Paragon lens and what kind of price is appropriate for one in a
    well functioning #4 Ilex. I will using it primarily on my 8x10 but
    will sometimes use it as a longer lens for both 4x5 and 5x7.
    Art Nichols
  2. There were several flavors of the Ilex Paragon. It would help to know which model you are looking at. I have several Paragons in various focal lengths and speeds and they are all good performers, not necessarily the best, but still quite servicable. My personal favorites are the 8.5" f/4.5 (Series S) and the 10" f/6.3. Both are Tessar type lenses and are quite good.

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