Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens w/ Schneider Electronic Shutter

Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens w/ Schneider Electronic Shutter

Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens w/ Schneider Electronic Shutter

B&H # SC8056DR MFR # 03-017942
Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens w/ Schneider Electronic Shutter

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Digital Backs
  • 37x49mm Max. Recommended Size
  • Extreme Color Correction
  • Macro Specialist
  • 40° Maximum Coverage
  • 80mm Image Circle at 1:1
  • Uses 40.5mm Filters
  • Compact 31mm Rear Barrel
  • Ideally Sharp at Maximum Aperture
  • Made in Germany
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  • 1Description

The Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens is a normal view macro specialist lens for large format digital backs, which require smaller but extremely resolved and color correct image circles. No matter how good a conventional-distance lens is, it cannot compete with a macro specialist when shooting at high reproduction ratios. Digital backs also benefit from use of larger apertures to avoid image degradation from diffraction, and this 80mm Apo Digitar M is designed to be used wide open at f/5.6 (but you can stop down to f/8 at 1:1, and to f/11 at distances further than 1:2).

This version of the 80mm Apo Digitar M is mounted to a Schneider Electronic Shutter, which is a compact shutter with speeds from 1/60th to 32 seconds, aperture control in 1/10th f/stop increments, and operation capacity from either a PC or a hand controller.

The 80mm Digitar M is appropriate for use with backs as large as 37x49mm, and upon such backs it records an image area similar to that of a 56mm lens upon a 35mm camera. Because it provides its best images at the maximum aperture along with enough rear flange back to easily clear an internal mirror, it can also be adapted for use with 35mm-size digital SLR cameras as well as 6x6 or 645 format film backs. In doing so, it provides superior image quality versus any dedicated SLR lens, because it was not designed with the engineering limitations presented by an optical path unnecessarily elongated to clear an internal viewfinder mirror.

In many cases, digital photography is superior to conventional photography when the desired end product is a print. But to achieve this ideal, high demands are made upon a lens' image reproduction quality. This is because of a digital image chip's small image receiving area, which demands that a scene's fine details are squeezed into a smaller image recording area. The Digitar M will capably maximize your digital back's capacity.

Extreme high resolution lens specifically for digital backs as large as 37x49m
Mounted in Schneider Electronic Shutter, with speeds from 32 seconds to 1/60th second, 1/10th f/stop aperture control, and operation from either a computer or a handheld unit
Apochromatic color correction for excellent edge delineation across entire field
Designed for use at maximum aperture
Produces extremely fine, uniform image circle
Can be used with 35mm, 6x6, and 645 film backs to provide superior image quality
Mounted in conventional Copal shutter
Accepts 40.5mm threaded filters
Narrow and short rear barrel allows use on broad variety of cameras
In the Box
Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Apo Digitar M Lens w/ Schneider Electronic Shutter
  • Schneider Electronic Shutter
  • 42mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 31mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Lifetime Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Focal Length 80 mm
    Aperture f/5.6 - 32
    Covering Power 40°
    Image Circle 80 mm @ f/11
    Shutter Schneider Electronic
    Shutter Speeds 1 / 60 to 32 second B, T
    Slip-On Cap Size Front: 42 mm
    Filter Thread Front: 40.5 mm
    Overall Length 1.89" (48  mm)
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 1.65 x 1.89" / 42 x 48 mm
    Weight 9.70 oz / 275 g
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