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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