You hadn't mentioned the format, now I'm realising it's 10x8, I've only just finished a conversion lens board for my Agfa Ansco Commercial and Universal 10x8 View cameras so I can use my Nikkor 240mm f5.6 W mounted on a Linhof/Wista lens board, also a Wollensak 159mm f12.5 EWA. I have a 165mm f8 Super Agulon but it's huge and heavy although superb, I guess the small light weight 159mm EWA is similar to the f6.8 Angulons although a bit slower, there was an f9 version as well.Alan, almost exactly my own thoughts. Thank you. It's not a success, but I posted it to show the building.
Better luck next time, I suppose. If anyone has a Nikkor 150mm SW f8 that they'd like to donate...
I'm trying to remember. I think mine was something like £200. I must have hit the trough in LF prices. That was for a 10x8 that I'd built, but seldom used, although it worked quite well. Fear of dropping it and having to begin again, perhaps.
I should start off by saying that I really like this image, and the OOF beam doesn't bother me too much. However, it is a little distracting. I think there IS a place for OOF foreground areas, although many object, but I prefer to use them as framing devices, which wouldn't apply in this case.IElsewhere on this forum we have been discussing out-of-focus backgrounds. Why not foregrounds, too? I am asking, rather than making a rhetorical point. I'd like to know.