Lens in Sinar Aperture DB mount

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I have the opportunity to add a Schneider 150mm Super Symmar HM to my 5x7 tech outfit, but it is in a Sinar DB mount. I basically do landscapes mostly and therefore was thinking of using it as a barrel lens since it is not too dear. Will the Auto Aperture DB mount be a problem to work with manually? Thanks Ryan

-- Riaan Lombard (ryan3@workmail.com), December 13, 2001


As a practical matter the Sinar DB lenses are useable only with the Sinar system -- the auto iris is operated by the Sinar auto shutter and has no manual setting as a free standing lens. The elements, however can be unscrewed and fitted to an ordinary shutter. You will also need to obtain/make an iris scale for the shutter.

Price for me to do this, complete with the shutter is $225.00 or $275.00 depending on whether you want the Sinar DB board back or not.

see: www.skgrimes.com for more.

-- Steve Grimes (skgrimes@skgrimes.com), December 13, 2001.

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