Schneider Super-Angulon XL 5.6 90mm. : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

This post is intended to answer my own question of a few weeks ago. I asked if a Schneider Super-Angulon XL 5.6 90mm would, because of its huge rear element, fit on a Technikardan. Bob Solomon said it would not.

It fits fine. The only catch is there is a ring, (the Linsenchutzring, or lens guard ring) on the rear element over which the rear cap fits. To fit through the hole on the front standard of the Technikardan this ring needs to be screwed off. So I leave the rear cap in place on this ring and screw off the ring and cap together. The net difference is that I need to screw off the rear cap rather than pull it off. A small price to pay for an very large image circle (259mm) on a 90mm lens. If I ever see a concave rear cap that won't touch the rear glass then even that step would be eliminated.

-- John Hennessy (, May 08, 2002


I have a Super Angulon 90XL. I tried to remove the ring as you mentioned but all I can do is remove the entire rear section of the lens. How do you get it off? thanks

-- Yaakov Asher Sinclair (, May 08, 2002.

Schneider, who in their infinite wisdom made the rear section of the 90mm XL a millimetre or two too large to fit one of the most widely used large format camera systems (Technika, Technikarday and anyone using the Technika boards with adapter panels on other cameras) finally saw the error of their ways and revised the rear section of the lens.

Earlier examples don't have the removable ring, newer ones do. Certainly a point of relevance for second hand units.

Walter Glover

-- Walter Glover (, May 08, 2002.

I'd be willing to bet that Steve Grimes could make that concave cap for you.

-- Brian Ellis (, May 08, 2002.

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