The Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar L Lens is a telephoto 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.
This version of the 72mm Apo Digitar L is mounted to a Schneider Electronic Shutter, which is a compact shutter with speeds from 1/60th to 32 seconds, aperture control in 1/10th f/stop increments, and operation capacity from either a PC or a hand controller.
The 72mm Digitar is appropriate for use with backs as large as 63x63mm, and upon such backs it will capture an image area similar to that of a 64mm lens upon a 35mm format camera. It is an ideal general purpose lens for both field and studio work, remaining sharp at a broad range of reproduction ratios. Its 90mm image circle size remains at all apertures, even f/5.6, and the lens is designed to be as sharp at f/5.6 as at any aperture. Because it has an 90mm image circle at f/5.6, it can also be used in front of a 6x7, 6x6, and 645 format film backs to provide superior image quality to 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 63x63m
Mounted in Schneider Electronic Shutter, with speeds from 32 seconds to 1/60th second, 1/10th f/stop aperture control, and operation from either a computer or a handheld unit
Apochromatic color correction for excellent edge delineation across entire field
Produces extremely fine, uniform 90mm image circle
Lens coverage remains identical at all apertures, including f/5.6 maximum aperture
Can be used with 6x7, 6x6, and 645 film backs to provide superior image quality
Telephoto view with 62° maximum coverage
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