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Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens

B&H # SC15056ASCL Mfr # 01-029416
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Product Highlights
  • Professional-Quality Lens for 4x5
  • Standard Copal #0 Shutter
  • 75° Maximum Coverage
  • 233mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 58mm Filters
  • 60mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany

The Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens is a standard, all-purpose large format lens which gives the highest image reproduction quality possible in a broad range of applications. This lens is for use with 4x5 cameras.

The 75° angle of coverage permits generous shifts on the 4x5 format, which is very useful in architecture photography.

The 150mm Apo-Symmar L uses 58mm filters and weighs just 9.4 ounces. It is an ideal everyday lens for users of 4x5 large format cameras.

Compact, extremely sharp slightly wide lens for the 4x5 format
Increased coverage (to 75°) for the classic 6-element, 4-group optical design
Bright ideal working aperture range of f/11-22 for shorter exposures and sharper outdoor images
Small and light for unobtrusive use
Maximum image circle of 233mm allows ±35.5mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 4x5 format
Accepts 58mm filters
Standard-style Copal #0 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/500th speed
Focal Length 150 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
Nominal Format 4 x 5"
Covering Power 75°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
Flange Focal Distance 142.2 mm
Flange Thread 58 mm x 0.75
Image Circle 233 mm @ f/22
Shutter Copal #0
Shutter Speeds 1 / 500 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 60 mm
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Overall Length 2.09" (53  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 9.42 oz (267 g)
Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens
  • Copal #0 Shutter
  • 60mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 60mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects

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    Schneider150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Very nice lens

    By Legs

    from Jamaica Plain, MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction


      Best Uses

      • Whatever you want

      Comments about Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens:

      I am a student who uses large format 90% of the time. I am very happy with the sharpness and contrast of this lens. I use it with a Graflex Crown Graphic and although the lens is compact, the camera cannot close with this lens attached. That is not a problem with the lens, but that may be helpful info to someone out there.

      A big plus for me is having a shutter with the notch settings for aperture stops. So you are able to consistently return to the same aperture setting.

      Lens caps are very tight, no chance of them falling off.

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