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Schneider 400mm f/5.6 Apo-Tele-Xenar Lens

B&H # SC40056ATXC Mfr # 05-032676
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Product Highlights
  • Professional-Quality Lens for 4x5
  • Telephoto View
  • Apochromatic Color Correction
  • Just 285mm of Flange Length
  • Standard Copal #3 Shutter
  • 36° Maximum Coverage
  • 250mm Image Circle
  • Uses 82mm or 58mm Filters
  • Compact 60mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany

The Schneider 400mm f/5.6 Apo-Tele-Xenar Lens is a telephoto specialist for the 4x5 format, made with the needs of field cameras in mind. While it has great image quality as any Schneider would, it is the physical elements of this lens that are particularly special. It only needs 285mm of bellows draw at infinity to achieve its impressive 400mm focal length that can truly create some stunning images, and it has a compact 60mm rear barrel so that it easily fits into the use of many 4x5 system cameras. While the Apo-Tele-Xenar is designed primarily for brilliant, detailed studies of distant scenes, it is also a practical lens for portraiture.

The 400mm f/5.6 Apo-Tele-Xenar permits 55mm of all-direction shift with a 4x5 camera, which should be plenty of movement for most distant scenes. It also has apochromatic color correction, which is particularly important with images taken at great distances. It accepts 82mm filters upon the front, but can also take rear-mounted 58mm filters.

Compact, extremely sharp telephoto lens for 4x5 cameras
Apochromatic color correction for images entirely free of fringing
Designed for distant scenes, but also very good at portraiture
Bellows draw of just 285mm at infinity
Compact rear barrel to permit use on small field cameras
Accepts 82mm or 58mm filters
Standard-style Copal #3 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/125th speed
Focal Length 400 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
Covering Power 36°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 5
Flange Focal Distance 285.1 mm
Flange Thread 62 mm x 0.75
Image Circle 250 mm @ f/22
Shutter Copal #3
Shutter Speeds 1 / 125 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 85 mm
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Overall Length 4.21" (107  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 2.01 lb (.91 kg)
Schneider 400mm f/5.6 Apo-Tele-Xenar Lens
  • Copal #3 Shutter
  • 85mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 60mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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