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Schneider 110mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

B&H # SC11056SSXLC Mfr # 01-1036503

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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • World's First Aspherical Large Format
  • Extremely-High Resolution/Contrast
  • Minimal Distortion
  • Standard Copal #1 Shutter
  • 105° Maximum Coverage
  • 288mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 67mm or 52mm Filters
  • Compact Size & Weight
  • Compact 54mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany

The Schneider 110mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens is a professional wide angle lens for the 4x5 format, providing an angle of view on 4x5 which is similar to a 30mm lens in the 35mm format. For many, it is the ideal general use wide angle lens for large format, and this helps explain its scarcity in the secondhand market. The Super-Symmar XL lenses are the world's first aspherical lens design for large format, producing incredible peak sharpness with excellent correction for distortion and a small overall size. The 110mm f/5.6's very large image circle allows plenty of creative control for the photographer-in fact, it has the largest image circle of any 110mm large format lens. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light.

The 110mm Super-Symmar XL's 105° angle of coverage permits a generous 76mm of all-direction shift on the 4x5 format, which is particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. There are very few cameras, either field or view, which could offer enough displacement of the standards to challenge this lens' image circle limitations in 4x5. It can be mounted upon nearly view or field camera, thanks to its small 54mm diameter rear barrel which only extends 18.9mm behind the mount, allowing plenty of space between the rear of the barrel and the image plane for tilts and swings.

The 110mm Super-Symmar XL uses 67mm filters on the front, but can also use more compact 52mm filters upon the rear of the lens. For critical work with transparency film, it is recommended to use their dedicated #3b center filter.

Extremely sharp ultra wide lens for professional results in the 4x5 format (can also be used upon 5x7 cameras)
World's first aspherical lens design series for large format
Excellent correction of perspective distortion
Increased coverage to an extreme 105°
Bright maximum aperture allows easier focusing in subdued light
Largest image circle of any 110mm large format lens
Maximum image circle of 288mm allows ±76mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 4x5 format
Accepts 67mm or 52mm filters
Optional IIIb center filter for critical correction of light falloff when working with transparency films
Standard-style Copal #1 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/400th speed
Focal Length 110 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 45
Covering Power 105°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
Flange Focal Distance 117.2 mm
Flange Thread 39 mm x 0.75
Image Circle 185 mm @ f/8.0
Shutter Copal #1
Shutter Speeds 1 / 400 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 70 mm
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Overall Length 2.36" (60  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 14.99 oz (425 g)
Schneider 110mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens
  • Copal #1 Shutter
  • 70mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 54mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects

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    Schneider110mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

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    Excellent lens

    By Emy

    from France

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    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction


      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Schneider 110mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens:

      I recomend this lens for who ever wants to have a high quality lens and a bit wider than the human eye without distrotion of the typical wide angle lenses.

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