Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

B&H # SC15056SSXLC MFR # 01-1036505
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Product Highlights

  • World's First Aspherical Large Format
  • Extremely-High Resolution/Contrast
  • Minimal Distortion
  • Standard Copal #1 Shutter
  • 105° Maximum Coverage
  • 386mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 95mm or 62mm Filters
  • Compact Size & Weight
  • Compact 65mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany
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Schneider 150mm f/5.6 overview

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The Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens is a professional super wide angle lens for the 8x10 format, providing an angle of view on 8x10 similar to a 20mm lens in the 35mm format. This is the ideal lens for capturing tight interior spaces with an 8x10 camera. The Super-Symmar XL lenses are the world's first aspherical lens design for large format, producing incredible peak sharpness with excellent correction for distortion and a small overall size. The lens' large image circle allows plenty of creative control for the photographer-in fact, it has the largest image circle of any 150mm large format lens. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light.

The 150mm Super-Symmar XL's 105° angle of coverage permits a generous 44mm of all-direction shift on the 8x10 format, which is particularly beneficial when capturing a building from ground level. Used on smaller formats, there's likely no camera which could offer enough displacement of the standards to challenge the image circle. It can be mounted upon nearly view or field camera, thanks to its small 65mm diameter rear barrel which only extends 24.2mm behind the mount, allowing plenty of space between the rear of the barrel and the image plane for tilts and swings.

The 150mm Super-Symmar XL uses 95mm filters on the front, but can also use more compact 62mm filters upon the rear of the lens. For critical work with 8x10 transparency films, it is highly recommended to use their dedicated #4a center filter.

Extremely sharp ultra wide lens for professional results in the 8x10 format
World's first aspherical lens design series for large format
Excellent correction of perspective distortion
Increased coverage to an extreme 105°
Bright maximum aperture allows easier focusing in subdued light
Largest image circle of any 150mm large format lens
Maximum image circle of 386mm allows ±44mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 8x10 format
Accepts 95mm or 62mm filters
Optional IVa center filter for critical correction of light falloff when working with transparency films
Standard-style Copal #1 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/400th speed
In the Box
Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens
  • Copal #1 Shutter
  • 100mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 65mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Schneider 150mm f/5.6 specs

    Focal Length 150 mm
    Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
    Covering Power 105°
    Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
    Flange Focal Distance 157.9 mm
    Flange Thread 39 mm x 0.75
    Image Circle 386 mm @ f/22
    Shutter Copal #1
    Shutter Speeds 1 / 400 to 1 second B, T
    Slip-On Cap Size Front: 100 mm
    Filter Thread Front:95 mm
    Overall Length 3.15" (80  mm)
    Dimensions (DxL) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 26.10 oz (740 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 4.8 x 4.75"

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