Schneider Medium Format Lens Solutions

Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics is the U.S. subsidiary of the world-renowned German optical manufacturer, Schneider-Kreuznach. Schneider has been producing the highest quality optics on the market for over 90 years, offering solutions for large-format photography, photo enlarging, motion picture projection, optical filtration, and industrial applications. In 2000, Schneider Optics acquired Century Precision Optics, adding its over 50 years experience manufacturing superior attachments for film and video.  

Schneider 47mm f/5.6 Super Angulon XL Lens

Schneider 47mm f/5.6 Super Angulon XL Lens Schneider 47mm f/5.6 Super Angulon XL - The Schneider 47mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Lens is a long-time professional's favorite for use as a super wide angle lens for the 4x5 format; in fact, it is the widest lens available. It provides an angle of view on 4x5 which is similar to a 13mm lens in the 35mm format, and is primarily used to capture the most expansive, tight interior scenes as well as buildings tightly surrounded by other structures. The Super-Angulon XL lenses have extremely high correction of distortion, which is critical in architectural photography. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large f/5.6 maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light.

The 47mm Super-Angulon XL's 120 angle of coverage permits some shifting on the 4x5 format, which is particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. It uses 67mm EW filters, and for critical work with transparency film it is strongly recommended to use their dedicated #3c center filter.  Street Price $1,850

Schneider 65mm f/8 Super Angulon Lens

Schneider 65mm f/8 Super Angulon Lens Like every f/8.0 wide-angle lens, the Schneider 65 mm lens is almost impossible to see through and compose due to the slow speed and extreme angle of view. The Schneider Super-Angulon lens has six elements in four groups with a 49 mm filter thread and 100-degree viewing angle. The Schneider 65 mm lens has a 153 mm image circle, which is just enough for four inches by five inches without shifting. This Schneider 65 mm lens has a five-blade diaphragm with clicks at half-stop to f/45. This medium-format photography lens, made by Schneider-Kreuznach and Linhof-branded, is mounted on a Compur shutter. The range of this Schneider Super-Angulon lens will cover film formats up to 10 inches by 12 inches, and as it is a wide-angle lens, there is the need to use center filters with it. This one is a model with fine optics but without the modern coatings.

Schneider 75mm f/5.6 Super Angulon

Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Super Angulon XL Lens The Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Lens is a long-time professional's favorite for use as a wide angle lens for the 4x5 format. It provides an angle of view on 4x5 which is similar to a 24mm lens in the 35mm format, but with a very large image circle to allow creative control for the photographer-in fact, it has the largest image circle of any 90mm large format lens. The Super-Angulon XL lenses have extremely high correction of distortion, which is critical in architectural photography. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large f/5.6 maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light. The 90mm Super-Angulon XL's 110 angle of coverage permits generous shifts on the 4x5 format, which is particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. As the lens has an 86mm rear barrel diameter, this lens is designed for use with larger cameras that have lensboards of at least 110 x 110mm.

The 90mm Super-Angulon XL uses 95mm filters, and for critical work with transparency film it is strongly recommended to use their dedicated #4a center filter.  Street price $2,183

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