Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit

Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit

Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit

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Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit

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  • For Use with Technorama 617s III Camera
  • Normal Focal Length Lens
  • Effective Angle of View: 50.6°
  • Integrated Helical Focus Mount
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.2'
  • Set In Copal #1 Shutter
  • Built-In Shutter Release with Cable
  • Compatible with Dedicated Viewfinder
  • Designed by Schneider-Kreuznach
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  • 1Description

The Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit is a normal-length lens, providing a 50.6° angle of view, which is specifically designed for use with the Linhof 617s III Panoramic Camera. The lens is housed within a dedicated lens unit that allows for simple attachment to the 617s III camera body and also incorporates a range of functional elements that pair well with the handheld design of the system. A helical focusing mount is integrated into the lens unit to allow for one-handed, bellows-free, focusing as close as 7.2'. The lens is set in a standard Copal #1 shutter for shutter speeds between 1/400 to 1 sec, as well as B and T settings, and has an attached cable release with soft pressure shutter release. The shutter is uncoupled from the film winding mechanism and must be cocked prior to each exposure.

When in use, a corresponding accessory viewfinder can be used for precise image composition and the lens' distance scales are demarcated in imperial and metric measurements for focusing control.

Compatible with Linhof Technorama 617s III Panoramic Camera.
Normal-length lens provides a 50.6° angle of view.
Lens unit integrates a helical focus mount for one-handed control of focus as close as 7.2'.
Copal #1 shutter provides shutter speeds from 1/400 to 1 sec. as well as B and T settings.
Aperture values between f/5.6 to f/64 are available with 1/3 stop demarcated increments.
Shutter has X-sync contact for flash synchronization at all shutter speeds.
Soft pressure shutter release is incorporated into design to benefit handling.
Dedicated viewfinder for precise compositions when lens is in use.
Lens unit measures 8.7 x 6.9 x 4.2" / 221 x 174 x 106mm.
Lens produced by Schneider-Kreuznach and inspected by Linhof for assured performance and quality.
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Linhof Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Focal Length 180 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/5.6
    Minimum: f/64
    Camera Mount Linhof Technorama 617s III
    Angle of View @ Infinity 50.6°
    Image Circle @ Infinity 277 mm @ f/22
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.22' / 2.2 m
    Area of Coverage 6 x 17 cm
    Diaphragm Blades Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Optical Design 6 Elements in 4 Groups
    Shutter Copal
    Shutter Type Copal # 1
    Shutter Speeds 1 / 400 to 1 second
    Flash Synchronization  at All Speeds
    Flange Focal Distance 177.7 mm
    DOF Scale Yes
    Distance Scale Yes
    PC Outlet Yes
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions Approx. 8.70 x 6.85" (221 x 174 mm)
    Weight 2.56 lb / 1.16 kg
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    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 12.5 x 8.0"
    Technorama Apo-Symmar L 180mm f/5.6 Lens Unit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give me the whole set. I use this 180mm to replace the 72mm I broke. The 180mm is the most stable of the five lenses they make, and, I purchased this time with the five year separate warranty. (The 180mm viewfinder was on top of all that.) There is nothing not great about this lens, I am sure, if it is anything like the 72mm. And if it isn't who cares? Finally, this lens is much less susceptible to distortion up close on the ends than the 180-mm and the 180 mm needs no special neutral density filter as a matter of course. My mistake, what is not great about the lens is that the fastest shutter speed is 1/400 sec, as for the other lenses itis 1/500 of a second. I wanted very much the 250mm lens, but that kind of bread was over the top for me. Give me the whole set! I already owned a body, the one I bought with the 72mm lens in 1998.
    Date published: 2011-02-15
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