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Rodenstock 55mm for 4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens

B&H # RO5545AG MFR # 160302
Rodenstock 55mm for 4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Copal #0 Shutter
  • Professional-Quality for 4 x 5 Formats
  • ED Glass
  • Apochromatic Color Correction
  • f/8-11 Ideal Working for Stop Range
  • 110° Maximum Coverage
  • 163mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 67mm Filters
  • 60mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany
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The Rodenstock 55mm for 4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens is a professional wide angle lens specifically for the 4 x 5 film format, providing an angle of view which is similar to a 15mm lens on a 35mm camera. The Apo-Grandagon is the ideal 'space expander' lens when you're trying to capture an expansive area of a cramped space.

The 110° angle of coverage permits 6mm of shifts in all directions, particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. The Apo-Grandagon series lenses use ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements for truly apochromatic color correction and superior edge delineation. This lens is recommended for use between f/8 and f/11 apertures, which helps shorten the exposure times.

This lens comes with a Copal #0 shutter which allows shutter speeds of B, T, 1/500 - 1 sec, manual cocking, and x-synchronization.

For critical work with transparency film, it is strongly recommended to use the Rodenstock #17002 dedicated center filter.

Extremely sharp ultra wide lens for professional results in 4 x 5
Elements of ED glass
Apochromatic color correction
Increased coverage to an extreme 110°
Bright f/4.5 maximum aperture allows easier focusing in subdued light
Maximum image circle of 163mm allows ±6mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for the 4 x 5 format
Accepts 67mm 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 55 mm
Aperture Range f/4.5 - 45
Covering Power 110°
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 8
Flange Focal Distance 67.6 mm
Flange Thread 32.5 mm x 0.5
Image Circle 163 mm @ f/11
Shutter Copal #0
Shutter Speeds 1 / 500 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 70 mm
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Overall Length 2.75" (69.8  mm)
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 14.11 oz (400 g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"
Rodenstock 55mm for 4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens
  • Copal #0 Shutter
  • 70mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 60mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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