The Schneider 80mm f/4 Apo Digitar L Lens is a standard view large format lens specifically designed for use with digital backs, which require extremely resolved, color correct image circles of a smaller size. Digital backs also benefit from use at larger apertures to avoid image degradation from diffraction, and this Digitar can comfortably be used at its maximum aperture at all times. This version of the lens is mounted to a conventional Copal #0 shutter.
The 80mm Digitar is appropriate for use with backs as large as 37x49mm, and upon such backs it will capture an image area similar to that of a 21mm lens upon a 56mm format camera. It is an ideal general purpose lens for both field and studio work, and remains sharp at a broad range of reproduction ratios. Because it has an 80mm image circle at f/4, it can also be used in front of 6x6 format film backs, providing superior image quality versus any medium format SLR lens.
In many cases, digital photography is superior to conventional photography when the desired end product is a print. But to achieve this ideal, high demands are made upon a lens' image reproduction quality. This is because of a digital image chip's small image receiving area, which demands that a scene's fine details are squeezed into a smaller image recording area. The Digitar is capable of maximizing your digital back's capacities.
Extreme high resolution lens specifically for digital backs as large as 37x49mm
Can be used with 6x6 film backs, providing superior image quality to medium format SLR lenses
Mounted in conventional Copal shutter
Produces extremely fine, uniform 90mm image circle
Apochromatic color correction for excellent edge delineation across entire field
Standard view with 59° maximum coverage
Minimum 53°/80mm lens coverage, even at f/4
Ideal working aperture range of f/5.6-11
Accepts 40.5mm threaded filters
Small rear barrel, with minimal flange back to allow use on a broad variety of cameras
In the Box
Schneider 80mm f/4 Apo Digitar L Lens w/ Copal #0 Shutter