Schneider Componon-S lens : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Does anyone know if the Componon-S f/5.6 150mm lens is symmetrical and wide angle or is it an asymmetrical Tessar design ? Is it a good lens and if so why did they stop making it ? Are the newer models much better ? All unbiased comments are welcome.

-- John Dorio (, September 09, 1998


It is fairly symmetrical, like a Plasmat. I wouldn't call it a wide-angle. Yes, it is a good lens, one of the best. Have they really stopped making it? It's still on their web site ( For some purposes, you might prefer the Apo models. I am biased: I like it, but have no financial interest.

-- Alan Gibson (, September 09, 1998.

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