The Rodenstock 35mm f/4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens is a professional wide angle lens specifically for the 6x9 format, providing an angle of view on 6x9 which is similar to a 15mm lens in the 35mm format. The Apo-Grandagon is the ideal 'space expander' lens when you're trying to capture an expansive area of cramped space.
The 120° angle of coverage permits 12mm of all-direction shift on the 6x9 format, particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. The Apo-Grandagon series use ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements for truly apochromatic color correction and superior edge delineation. This lens is recommended for use between f/8 and f/11 apertures, which helps shorten the exposure times.
For critical work with transparency film, it is strongly recommended to use the Rodenstock #17002 dedicated center filter.
Extremely sharp ultra wide lens for professional results in 6x9
Widest lens available for the 6x9 format
Elements of ED glass
Apochromatic color correction
Increased coverage to an extreme 120°
Bright f/4.5 maximum aperture allows easier focusing in subdued light
Maximum image circle of 125mm allows ±12mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 6x9 format
Accepts 67mm filters
Optional center filter for critical correction of light falloff when working with transparency films
Standard-style Copal #0 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/500th speed