What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens USA

B&H # RO21056ASS Mfr # 160704
Temporarily out of stock
Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $2,439.00

This item is not available for purchase online. Please call us at 800.606.6969, or visit our NY Superstore.

Product Highlights
  • Professional-Quality 4x5 or 5x7 Lens
  • Standard Copal #1 Shutter
  • 75° Maximum Coverage
  • 316mm Maximum Image Circle
  • ED Glass for Apochromatic Correction
  • Uses 72mm Filters
  • 65mm Rear Barrel Diameter
  • f/16-32 Ideal Working Aperture Range
  • Made in Germany

The Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens is a slightly long lens for either the 4x5 or 5x7 formats. Designed for universal use, it has been modified to provide the highest image reproduction quality.  Like the Apo-Sironar-N, its applications are practically limitless.  Its special strengths can be seen when complex, fine structures in the adjustment range have to be reproduced.

The angle of coverage of the 210mm Sironar-S is a whopping 75°, permitting very generous shifts of at least 90mm in the 4x5 format, and 61mm in the 5x7 format. This allows more control over the large format image, and less limits upon the creative capacity of the photographer. It is particularly useful when photographing architecture from the ground level.

Today's modern fully-multicoated lenses for large format film cameras available from the 'big four' are all so good that for the most part they're practically interchangeable.  Perhaps it has been more important to consider the lens' dimensions in relation to your camera's limits, or perhaps collect lenses based on a shared filter size. But in the tried and true 6-element, 4-group standard lens formula, the Apo-Sironar-S stands head & shoulders above the rest thanks to its ED glass.  This lens stuns at ideal apertures like any of the modern 6-element/4-group lenses will, but it is at the apertures which are far from ideal in the world of large format where the Apo-Sironar-S justifies its superior performance claims.  While you might be disappointed with a skillfully-crafted effort at f/16 with another 210mm 6-element/4-group lens, the 210mm Apo-Sironar-S will still impress. Indeed, f/16 is within its recommended shooting aperture range.

A compact, extremely sharp slightly long lens for the 4x5 or 5x7 formats
Increased coverage (to 75°) for the classic 6-element, 4-group optical design
Use of extra-low dispersion (ED) glass allows for no visible color fringing, even at edges
Brighter ideal working aperture range of f/16-32 allows shorter exposures and sharper outdoor images
Maximum image circle of 316mm allows ±90mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 4x5 format and ±61mm for 5x7 format
Accepts 72mm filters
Standard-style Copal #1 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/400th speed
Focal Length 210 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
Covering Power 75°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
Flange Focal Distance 202 mm
Flange Thread 39 mm x 0.75
Image Circle 316 mm @ f/22
Shutter Copal #1
Shutter Speeds 1 / 400 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 75 mm
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Overall Length 2.74" (69.5  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 17.28 oz (490 g)
Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens
  • Copal #1 Shutter
  • 75mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 65mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
  • Filters & Filter Kits

    Show more >
    Schneider -  72mm Center Filter (#2a)
    • You Pay: $367.95
     
    Temporarily out of stock

    Care & Cleaning

    Show more >
    Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
    • You Pay: $4.99
     

    Cases & Wraps

    Show more >
    Pearstone -  Onyx 50 Lens Case
    • You Pay: $16.95
     

    Accessories

    Show more >
    Bower -  Pro 900 Vinyl Cable Release with Center Lock (20")
    • You Pay: $33.50
     
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

    Close

    Close

    Close