age of 9/300 apo ronar 5479862 ? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

will you help me to find the age of this lens (is there an list available for rodenstock serial numbers?): 9/300 apo ronar 5479862 ( they sell it without any shutter, but i believe i can use it on a copal 1 ) i need a 300 mm lens to shoot landscapes on slides, and i want the best one (linhof V with90SA, 110xl, 180apo symmar, and hasselblad 60cf, 80cf, 150cf), i believe apo ronar is the best quality (large prints in colour) for a lightweight 300 mm(with unfortunatly a small image circle), they also sell a fuji an a nikon but all my lens are german...?

-- dg (, May 02, 2001


early 60s.

-- Bob Salomon (, May 02, 2001.

Hi A Ronar from the beginning sixtys can`t be the best! Because it isn`t multi coated at all! Sell a new one and then you can say, I have the best! And you can just buy the one with shutter, the todays have a image cirle of 264mm at f 22 so it covers still 5x7 with 40mm and 32mm of shift possibilitys! On which camera? You need about 296 mm bellows for infinity focus, just good to know!

-- Armin Seeholzer (, May 04, 2001.


I mean buy a new one!

-- Armin Seeholzer (, May 04, 2001.

hallo 1961 = 5'000'000 1966 =6'000'000 A guy who knows a lot about optics told me, that the "cement" of the Rodenstock lenses would not be that quality. montespluga

-- montespluga (, May 04, 2001.

Obviously he knows nothing about optics then. But thanks for trying to start another useless and worthless rumour.

-- Bob Salomon (, May 05, 2001.

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