New Apo Tele Xenar 400 mm Compact2000 version : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I have seen this new lens listed on a well known retailer web site. Has someone informations on it's opening, shutter size, weight and overall performances?

-- Paul Schilliger (, August 21, 2000


Paul: I seem to recall that this new version was announced at the same time as the 210 SymmarXL. I think the Lotus View camera site had some info on both lenses.

-- Glenn C. Kroeger (, August 21, 2000.

Well, has new information on this lens and its f12/800mm variant replete with MTF curves and performance data.

-- Erik (, August 22, 2000.

Erik, I could not find the info but for the older version. Where did you find it? Glenn, thanks! Yes this web site has even a picture of it. I have had also some good infos privately, thanks Jesper.

F 5,6 , Shorter focal flange, 912g , more affordable, but still a big lens in Copal#3. (For a while, I believed in a miracle and a Copal#1 even at f8, which would have made it more compatible with my somewhat flimsy field camera).

-- Paul Schilliger (, August 22, 2000.

A 400mm f5.6 in a Copal #1!!!! Only if they applied some of that aspheric magic to the design.

-- Pat Raymore (, August 22, 2000.

Is there a real benefit in having a 400 mm with a f5,6 aperture instead of f8? I'm sure it can be nice if the lens is used in the studio for 5x7, but what about landscape photography in 4x5?

-- Paul Schilliger (, August 23, 2000.

Schneider posted complete details on their German web site today!


includes MTF and mechanical schematics

-- Glenn C. Kroeger (, September 18, 2000.

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