Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

B&H # SC21056SSXLC MFR # 01-025213
Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens

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Product Highlights

  • World's First Aspherical Large Format
  • Covers 8x10 and 11x14 Formats
  • Extremely-High Resolution/Contrast
  • Minimal Distortion
  • Standard Copal #3 Shutter
  • 100° Maximum Coverage
  • 500mm Maximum Image Circle
  • Uses 135mm or 72mm Filters
  • Compact 75mm Rear Barrel
  • Made in Germany
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Schneider 210mm f/5.6 overview

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The Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens is a professional super wide angle lens for the 8x10 and 11x14 formats, providing an angle of view on 8x10 similar to a 28mm lens in the 35mm format. This is an ideal lens for all sorts of architectural applications. 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 210mm large format lens. Beyond the coverage, the lens' large maximum aperture helps to ease the difficulty of focusing the camera in poor light.

The 210mm Super-Symmar XL's 100° angle of coverage permits a generous 108mm 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 75mm diameter rear barrel.

The 210mm Super-Symmar XL uses 135mm filters on the front, but can also use more practical 72mm filters upon the rear of the lens. For critical work with 8x10 transparency films, it is highly recommended to use their dedicated VI center filter.

Extremely sharp super wide lens for professional results in the 8x10 or 11x14 formats
World's first aspherical lens design series for large format
Excellent correction of perspective distortion
Increased coverage to an extreme 100°
Bright maximum aperture allows easier focusing in subdued light
Largest image circle of any 210mm large format lens
Maximum image circle of 500mm allows ±108mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 8x10 format, and plenty of coverage for 11x14
Accepts 135mm or 72mm filters
Optional VI center filter for critical correction of light falloff when working with transparency films
Standard-style Copal #3 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/125th speed
In the Box
Schneider 210mm f/5.6 Super-Symmar XL Lens
  • Copal #3 Shutter
  • 140mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 75mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Schneider 210mm f/5.6 specs

    Focal Length 210 mm
    Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
    Covering Power 100°
    Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
    Flange Focal Distance 222.8 mm
    Flange Thread 62 mm x 0.75
    Image Circle 500 mm @ f/22
    Shutter Copal #3
    Shutter Speeds 1 / 125 to 1 second B, T
    Slip-On Cap Size Front: 140 mm
    Filter Thread Front:135 mm
    Overall Length 4.72" (120  mm)
    Dimensions (DxL) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 4.43 lb (2.01 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 9.5 x 9.0"

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