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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (http://www.schneideroptics.com/enlarge/s/s.html). For some purposes, you might prefer the Apo models. I am biased: I like it, but have no financial interest.
-- Alan Gibson (email@example.com), September 09, 1998.