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Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Lens

B&H # SC7256SAXLC Mfr # 02-025587

Availability Details

This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Professional-Quality Lens for 4x5
  • Standard Copal #0 Shutter
  • 115° Maximum Coverage
  • 229mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 95mm Filters
  • 75mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany

The Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Lens is a long-time professional's favorite for use as a wide angle lens for the 4x5 format. It provides an angle of view on 4x5 which is similar to a 19mm lens in the 35mm format, but with a very large image circle to allow creative control for the photographer-in fact, it has the largest image circle of any 72mm large format lens. The Super-Angulon XL lenses have extremely high correction of distortion, which is critical in architectural photography. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large f/5.6 maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light.

The 72mm Super-Angulon XL's 115° angle of coverage permits generous shifts on the 4x5 format, particularly beneficial when capturing buildings from ground level. With a maximum rear barrel diameter of 75mm, it can be used upon many field cameras, including those designed around the Linhof Technika size lensboards.

The 72mm Super-Angulon XL uses 95mm filters, and for critical work with transparency film it is strongly recommended to use their dedicated #4b center filter.

Extremely sharp ultra wide lens for professional results in the 4x5 format (can also be used upon 5x7 cameras)
Excellent correction of perspective distortion
Increased coverage to an extreme 115°
Bright maximum aperture to allow easier focusing
Largest image circle of any 72mm large format lens
Maximum image circle of 229mm allows ±44mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 4x5 format
Accepts 95mm 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
Focal Length 72 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 45
Covering Power 115°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 8
Flange Focal Distance 82.2 mm
Flange Thread 32.5 mm x 0.5
Image Circle 229 mm @ f/22
Shutter Copal #0
Shutter Speeds 1 / 500 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 100 mm
Filter Thread Front:95 mm
Overall Length 3.21" (81.5  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 18.34 oz (520 g)
Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Lens
  • Copal #0 Shutter
  • 100mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 75mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Schneider -  95mm Center Filter (#4b) for 72mm f/5.6 Super Angulon XL
    • You Pay: $519.95
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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