Is Sinaron SE identical with Apo-Sironar S? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

As far as i know the Sinaron objectives are produced by Rodenstock and all the specifications I could find on Sinaron SE objectives seem to be identical with Apo-Sironar S's (weight, angle/image circle). In pictures they also look very similar. Can anyone confirm this my assumpition? I'm asking this because fore some time I've been looking for a used 5,6/150 Apo-Sironar S and now a 150mm Sinaron SE is offered. Olli

-- Olli Jaakkola (, May 21, 2001


Olli, yes, your assumption is correct. I had the Sinaron SE 150mm myself (before I foolishly sold my LF kit,being under the illusion I would be better of with medium format; switched back to LF a couple of weeks ago). It's an excellent lens! Buy it before someone else does, I'd say. Sinar's designation is a bit confusing: Sinaron S is the same as Rodenstock's Apo Sironar N, and Sinaron SE is the same as Rodenstock's Apo Sironar S.

-- Stefan Geysen (, May 21, 2001.

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