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Martin.... are you forbidden , in general, from using a tripod? ( The reason for the comment on the F2 vs. F4.5 ( SWC/M) comment?) You need WA Lenses because your back is against the wall? No room to back up? Should you think about a Large format camera with selected lenses? Maybe a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Century Graphic with roll film back? You could use the recent and excellent, APO Rodenstock lenses..... or the Schneider SS XL.....both are architectural lenses. Maybe you need to help us understand your image environment........ Location, physical constraints, color vs. B+W, output, processing, etc... Frank Filippone email@example.com I am interested in detail in the edges and corners, just where most lenses fall off. Perhaps you discover afterwards you are interested in some detail (maybe what is written on the wall) that happens to be in the outer zones of the negative. Right now I use the 19mm Elmarit-R new for most of my work, not at all closeup. Often wide open indoors, no flash. I know that I should be on a tripod, etc. But for my work that is precluded. Can I do better? Maybe a faster lens (albeit less wide), maybe a different system (Leica M, Contax G, Canon, Nikon,...) offers a gem. I also use a Hasselblad SWC/M with the Biogon T*. Its being f/4.5 is sometimes a real problem unless I use film rated at 1600.