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LENS DATA AND USABLE LENS LIST
SCHNEIDER LENS (mm)
NAME USABLE
OR
NOT
COMMENT SHUTTER IMAGE
CIRCLE
FLANGE
FOCAL
DISTANCE
DIA.FOR
REAR
LENS
Super-Angulon MC165mm F8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 395 179.2 100
Super-Angulon MC210mm F8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 500 230.8 125
Super-Symmar HM120mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 211 135.3 54
Super-Symmar HM150mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #1 254 168.3 70
Super-Symmar HM210mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 356 277.2 80
Apo-Symmar MC100mm F5.6 o 6x9cm format or smaller #0 145 95.5 42
Apo-Symmar MC120mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 179 117.9 38
Apo-Symmar MC135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 195 128.2 51
Apo-Symmar MC150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 220 144.2 60
Apo-Symmar MC180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 263 177.2 60
Apo-Symmar MC210mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #1 305 203.1 70
Apo-Symmar MC240mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 352 238.5 80
Apo-Symmar MC300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 425 281.4 110
Apo-Symmar MC360mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 491 339.9 115
Apo-Symmar MC480mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 500 455.2 110
Macro-Symmar HM80mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 141 78.2 34
Macro-Symmar HM120mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 250 116.1 39
Macro-Symmar HM180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 375 174.4 57
Tele-Arton MC250mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #1 158 206.5 70
Xenar 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 173 142.6 31
Xenar 210mm F6.1 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 249 206.0 42
G-Claron 150mm F9 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 192 148.3 32
G-Claron 210mm F9 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 260 205.0 45
G-Claron 240mm F9 o Telephoto Lens Panel #1 #1 299 234.6 51
G-Claron 270mm F9 x Length of monorail is short #1 334 264.6 57
G-Claron 305mm F9 x Due to rear lens #1 381 301.7 65
Super-Angulon XL47mm F5.6 x Can not be used at infinity #0 166 59.1 63.5
Super-Angulon XL58mm F5.6 x Can not be used at infinity #0 165 69.3 60
Super-Angulon XL72mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 226 82.2 75
Super-Angulon XL90mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 259 102.8 86
Super-Angulon MC47mm F5.6 x Can not be used at infinity #0 123 52.2 43
Super-Angulon MC65mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 170 72.5 57
Super-Angulon MC75mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 198 84.8 65
Super-Angulon MC90mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 235 102.7 77
Super-Angulon MC90mm F8 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 216 98.8 57
Super-Angulon MC120mm F8 x Due to rear lens #0 288 133.1 75
LF TOPCOR LENS (mm)
NAME USABLE
OR
NOT
COMMENT SHUTTER IMAGE
CIRCLE
FLANGE
FOCAL
DISTANCE
DIA.FOR
REAR
LENS
LF Topcor 90mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 236 101.3 65
LF Topcor 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 210 144.2 51
LF Topcor 180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 230 168.3 51
LF Topcor 210mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 295 204.0 60
LF Topcor 300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 420 292.3 80
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NIKKOR LENS (mm)
NAME USABLE
OR
NOT
COMMENT SHUTTER IMAGE
CIRCLE
FLANGE
FOCAL
DISTANCE
DIA.FOR
REAR
LENS
Nikkor SW65mm F4 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 170 70.8 54
Nikkor SW75mm F4.5 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 200 81.3 60
Nikkor SW90mm F4.5 x Due to rear lens #0 235 97.4 70
Nikkor SW90mm F8 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 235 97.0 60
Nikkor SW120mm F8 x Due to rear lens #0 312 130.7 80
Nikkor SW150mm F8 x Due to rear lens #1 400 165.9 100
Nikkor W105mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 155 103.2 42
Nikkor W135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 200 133.8 42
Nikkor W150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 210 146.8 42
Nikkor W180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 253 177.0 50
Nikkor W210mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 295 207.0 60
Nikkor W240mm F5.6 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 336 225.6 60
Nikkor W300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 420 284.9 80
Nikkor W360mm F5.6 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 494 345.8 80
Nikkor M200mm F8 o Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0 210 193.7 31.5
Nikkor M300mm F9 o Lens Panel
for Apo-Ronar 300mm
#1 325 290.0 42
Nikkor M450mm F9 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 440 428.4 60
Nikkor AMED 120mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 250 115.9 42
Nikkor AMED 210mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #1 400 202.7 70
Nikkor TED 270mm F6.3 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 160 187.6 54
Nikkor TED 360mm F8 o Telephoto panel #1 #1 210 261.0 60
Nikkor TED 500mm F11 x Length of monorail is short #1 210 349.9 54
Nikkor TED 600mm F9 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 310 409.2 80
Nikkor TED 720mm F16 x Length of monorail is short #1 210 469.2 54
Nikkor TED 800mm F12 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 310 527.4 70
Nikkor TED 1200mm F18 x Due to #3 Shutter #3 310 755.7 60
RODENSTOCK LENS (mm)
NAME USABLE
OR
NOT
COMMENT SHUTTER IMAGE
CIRCLE
FLANGE
FOCAL
DISTANCE
DIA.FOR
REAR
LENS
Apo-Grandagon 35mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 125 43.2 60
Apo-Grandagon 45mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 131 55.5 60
Apo-Grandagon 55mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 163 67.6 60
Grandagon N 65mm F4.5 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 170 70.0 51
Grandagon N 75mm F4.5 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 195 82.0 60
Grandagon N 75mm F6.8 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 187 79.0 54
Grandagon N 90mm F4.5 x Due to rear lens #1 236 98.0 70
Grandagon N 90mm F6.8 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 221 94.0 60
Grandagon N 115mm F6.8 x Due to rear lens #1 291 121.0 70
Grandagon N 155mm F6.8 x Due to rear lens #1 382 169.0 90
Grandagon N 200mm F6.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 495 215.0 114
Apo-Sironar N 100mm F5.6 o 6x9cm format or smaller #0 151 100.0 31.5
Apo-Sironar N 135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 200 130.0 40.5
Apo-Sironar N 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 214 142.0 42
Apo-Sironar N 180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 262 173.0 51
Apo-Sironar N 210mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 301 200.0 60
Apo-Sironar N 240mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 350 231.0 70
Apo-Sironar N 300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 425 282.0 80
Apo-Sironar N 360mm F6.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 435 333.0 80
Apo-Sironar N 480mm F8.4 x Due to #3 shutter #3 500 452.0 95
Apo-Sironar S 135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 208 132.0 48
Apo-Sironar S 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 231 147.0 51
Apo-Sironar S 180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 276 177.0 60
Apo-Sironar S 210mm F5.6 o Lens panel for
Apo-Sironar-S 210mm
#1 316 202.0 65
Apo-Sironar S 240mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 372 230.0 80
Apo-Sironar S 300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 448 277.0 80
Apo-Sironar S 360mm F6.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 468 330.0 80
Apo-Sironar W 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 252 141.0 57
Apo-Sironar W 210mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 352 191.0 76.5
Apo-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 490 280.0 105
Apo-Ronar 150mm F9 o 6x9cm format or smaller #0 135 149.0 31.5
Apo-Ronar 240mm F9 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 212 235.0 37.5
Apo-Ronar 300mm F9 o Lens panel
for Apo-Ronar 300mm
#1 264 296.0 37.5
Apo-Ronar 360mm F9 x Due to #3 shutter #3 318 351.0 58
Apo-Ronar 480mm F9 x Due to #3 shutter #3 396 463.0 60
Apo-Macro-Sironar 180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 415 176.0 54
Macro-Sironar N300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 550 280.0 80
Imagon 200mm H5.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 6x9 216.0 60
Imagon 250mm H5.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 4x5 276.0 60
Imagon 300mm H5.8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 5x7 332.0 60
Geronar 150mm F6.3 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 180 137.0 30
Apo-Sironar Digital 35mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 105 24.7 60
Apo-Sironar Digital 45mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 125 30.0 60
Apo-Sironar Digital 55mm F4.5 x Can not be used at infinity #0 125 32.0 60
Apo-Sironar Digital 90mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 125 33.2 60
Apo-Sironar Digital 105mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 125 13.8 31.5
Apo-Sironar Digital 135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 150 19.0 48
Apo-Sironar Digital 150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 150 22.0 51
Apo-Sironar Digital 180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 150 25.5 60
Apo-Macro-Sironar Digital
120mm F5.6
o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 150 16.1 40.5
Apo-Sironar Digital HR 35mm F4 x Can not be used at infinity #0 70 29.2 48
Apo-Sironar Digital HR 60mm F4 x Can not be used at infinity #0 70 24.0 42
Apo-Sironar Digital HR
105mm F4
o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 70 22.1 42
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FUJINON LENS (mm)
NAME USABLE
OR
NOT
COMMENT SHUTTER IMAGE
CIRCLE
FLANGE
FOCAL
DISTANCE
DIA.FOR
REAR
LENS
Fujinon SWD65mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 169 73.4 65
Fujinon SWD75mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 196 85.1 70
Fujinon SWD90mm F5.6 x Due to rear lens #0 236 102.5 80
Fujinon SW90mm F8 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 216 99.2 65
Fujinon SW105mm F8 x Due to rear lens #0 250 116.2 75
Fujinon SW125mm F8 x Due to rear lens #0 280 138.8 80
Fujinon W105mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 162 99.8 37
Fujinon W125mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 198 120.0 42
Fujinon W135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 206 127.7 42
Fujinon W150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 224 143.0 45
Fujinon W180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 280 179.1 51
Fujinon W210mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 300 204.4 51
Fujinon W250mm F6.3 x Flange Focal Distance too long #1 312 228.5 51
Fujinon W300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 420 291.2 70
Fujinon W360mm F6.3 x Due to #3 shutter #3 485 351.7 80
Fujinon A180mm F9 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 252 178.2 37
Fujinon A240mm F9 o Telephoto Lens panel #0 #0 336 237.9 45
Fujinon C300mm F8.5 o Lens Panel
for Apo-Ronar 300mm
#1 380 282.3 48
Fujinon C450mm F12.5 x Flange Focal Distance too long #1 486 425.3 48
Fujinon C600mm F11.5 x Due to #3 shutter #3 620 573.0 65
Fujinon T300mm F8 o Lens panel C-0/Telephoto panel #0 213 195.3 48
Fujinon T400mm F8 o Telephoto Lens panel #1 #1 220 252.4 54
Fujinon T600mm F12 x Flange Focal Distance too long #1 260 383.9 57
Fujinon SF180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 200 177.5 42
Fujinon SF250mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 300 256.8 60
CM Fujinon W105mm F5.6 0 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 174 103.4 42
CM Fujinon W125mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 204 119.9 54
CM Fujinon W135mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 214 132.4 54
CM Fujinon W150mm F5.6 o Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0 223 144.3 54
CM Fujinon W180mm F5.6 o Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1 260 170.7 60
CM Fujinon W210mm F5.6 o Panel for Apo-Sironar S 210mm #1 309 208.7 65
CM Fujinon W250mm F6.3 x Flange Focal Distance too long #1 320 239.9 65
CM Fujinon W300mm F5.6 x Due to #3 shutter #3 412 295.5 70
CM Fujinon W360mm F6.5 x Due to #3 shutter #3 485 354.1 80
CM Fujinon W450mm F8 x Due to #3 shutter #3 520 442.9 90

 

From Silver to Silicon.
The following list of large format camera lenses was compiled by Michael Gudzinowicz and edited by f32 to compare older lenses which may be available on the used market. There are numerous blank values in the table for which no data was available. For recent designs and prices, contact the major manufacturers.

The image circle coverage is usually when stopped down to f/22. In some instances, copy lenses coverage at 1:1 was divided by 2 to estimate a value for infinity focus.

There are duplicate entries from different sources, which we decided to leave in the list. If you have additional information, we will add it if you contact f32 at lenspecs@f32.net.

The prices were those given in the source lists, and different source lists are differentiated by a numeral under "YR" (year). This information was included only to give an indication of when a lens might have been the current model. The lenses are in Copal shutters, with perhaps 2 or 3 exceptions.

Under "YR", information for #1 is from "The Photography Catalog" by Norman Snyder (1976); #2 is a list published in Petersen's in 1984 (list prices); #3 is from the 1991 Calumet catalog (Calumet prices); #4 is from the 1991 Sinar Bron catalog (Sinar prices).

Select the focal length of the lens from the list below:

Focal Length 47-65mm

Focal Length 75-80mm

Focal Length 90mm

Focal Length 100-105mm

Focal Length 111-125mm

Focal Length 135mm

Focal Length 150mm-155mm

Focal Length 165mm

Focal Length 180mm

Focal Length 190-215mm

Focal Length 240mm

Focal Length 250mm

Focal Length 270mm

Focal Length 300mm-305mm

Focal Length 355mm-375mm

Focal Length 400mm-450mm

Focal Length 480mm-800mm

 

Focal Length 47-65mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Schneider Super Angulon 8/4 47 5.6 123 x 810 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon MC 8/4 47 5.6 123 52 807 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 47 8.0 113 50.9 x Sch
Nikkor SW 7/4 65 4.0 170 x 870 3
 
Nikkor SW 7/4 65 4.0 170 71 1103 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 65 4.5 170 x 1060 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 65 4.5 170 72 1220 2
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 65 4.5 170 x 1283 4
 
Fujinon SWD x 65 5.6 172 x 749 1
 
Fujinon SWDS 8/6 65 5.6 169 73 1115 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 65 5.6 170 71.4 826 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 8/4 65 5.6 170 71.4 950 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon MC 8/4 65 5.6 170 73 1118 2
 
x Acugon x 65 8.0 155 x 360 1
 
Calumet Caltar WII x 65 8.0 155 x 300 1
 
Fujinon SW x 65 8.0 155 x 379 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 65 8.0 155 70.5 558 1
 

Focal Length 75-80mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Nikkor SW 7/4 75 4.5 200 x 990 3
 
Nikkor SW 7/4 75 4.5 200 82 1258 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 75 4.5 195 x 1169 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 75 4.5 195 83 1470 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon x 75 4.5 200 x 1003 1
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 75 4.5 195 x 1398 4
 
Fujinon SWD x 75 5.6 200 x 825 1
 
Fujinon SWDS 8/6 75 5.6 196 85 1215 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 75 5.6 198 x 941 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 8/4 75 5.6 198 x 1060 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon 8/4 75 5.6 198 85 1264 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 75 6.8 187 x 745 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 75 6.8 187 79 880 2
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 75 6.8 187 x 914 4
 
Fujinon SW x 75 8.0 161 x 379 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 75 8.0 181 x 578 1
 
Schneider Xenotar 5/4 80 2.8 98 73 811 2
 

Focal Length 90mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Nikkor SW 7/4 90 4.5 235 x 1070 3
 
Nikkor SW 7/4 90 4.5 235 97 1458 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 90 4.5 236 x 1359 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 90 4.5 236 100 x 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon x 90 4.5 240 x 1152 1
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 90 4.5 236 x 1603 4
 
Calumet Caltar HR 7/4 90 5.6 235 x 550 2
 
Fujinon SWD x 90 5.6 238 x 337 1
 
Fujinon SWDS 8/6 90 5.6 236 103 1408 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 90 5.6 235 x 1090 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 8/4 90 5.6 235 x 1129 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon MC 8/4 90 5.6 235 103 1483 2
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 90 6.8 221 x 400 2
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 90 6.8 221 x 830 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 90 6.8 221 94 x 2
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 90 6.8 221 x 1002 4
 
x Acugon x 90 8.0 219 x 420 1
 
Calumet Caltar HR 4/4 90 8.0 170 x 300 2
 
Calumet Caltar WII x 90 8.0 215 x 300 1
 
Fujinon NSWS 6/6 90 8.0 216 99 708 2
 
Fujinon SW x 90 8.0 216 x 884 1
 
Goertz Wide Angle Dagor x 90 8.0 156 x 250 1
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 90 8.0 235 x 680 3
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 90 8.0 235 97 746 2
 
Rodenstock Geronar WA 4/4 90 8.0 170 87 550 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 90 8.0 210 x 621 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 90 8.0 216 x 760 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 90 8.0 216 99 779 2
 

Focal Length 100-105mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Schneider Xenotar 5/4 100 2.8 117 95 1049 2
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 100 3.5 117 96 x 2
 
Nikkor W 6/4 100 5.6 153 99 504 2
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 100 5.6 147 x 430 3
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 100 5.6 145 x 490 3
 
Schneider Symmar S 6/4 100 5.6 143 96 439 2
 
Kodak Wide Field Ektar x 100 6.3 183 x 120 1
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 105 5.6 162 100 583 2
 
Nikkor W 6/4 105 5.6 153 x 410 3
 
Fujinon NSWS 6/6 105 8.0 250 116 1264 2
 
Fujinon SW x 105 8.0 250 x 764 1
 

Focal Length 111-125mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Goertz Wide Angle Dagor x 111 8.0 186 x 250 1
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 115 6.8 291 x 1349 3
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 115 6.8 291 x 1595 4
 
Nikkor AM 8/4 120 5.6 125 x 860 3
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 120 5.6 179 x 520 3
 
Schneider Macro Symmar HM 8/4 120 5.6 250 x 970 3
 
Schneider Super Symmar HM 8/6 120 5.6 211 x 950 3
 
Schneider Symmar S 6/4 120 5.6 173 118 600 2
 
Schneider Angulon x 120 6.8 211 x 340 1
 
Fujinon SW x 120 8.0 290 x 410 1
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 120 8.0 312 x 910 3
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 120 8.0 312 131 1207 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 120 8.0 288 x 1089 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon MC 8/4 120 8.0 288 133 1333 2
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 121 8.0 290 x 1062 1
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 125 5.6 198 120 583 2
 
Fujinon NSWS 6/6 125 8.0 290 139 1325 2
 

Focal Length 135mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
x Astragon 6/2 135 4.5 152 135 178 2
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 135 5.6 200 x 240 2
 
Calumet Caltar S x 135 5.6 189 x 180 1
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 135 5.6 189 x 199 1
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 135 5.6 206 128 481 2
 
Fujinon W x 135 5.6 228 x 339 1
 
Nikkor W 6/4 135 5.6 200 x 450 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 135 5.6 206 128 481 2
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 135 5.6 175 x 377 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 135 5.6 188 x 470 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 135 5.6 200 130 535 2
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 135 5.6 195 x 520 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 135 5.6 190 x 395 1
 
Schneider Symmar S 6/4 135 5.6 190 129 448 2
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 135 5.6 200 x 593 4
 
Kodak Wide Field Ektar x 135 6.3 229 x 225 1
 

Focal Length 150mm-155mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 150 4.5 180 142 x 2
 
Calumet Caltar HR 6/4 150 5.6 210 x 220 2
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 150 5.6 214 x 230 2
 
Calumet Caltar S x 150 5.6 210 x 180 1
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 150 5.6 210 x 200 1
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 150 5.6 224 143 492 2
 
Fujinon W x 150 5.6 245 x 357 1
 
Nikkor W 6/4 150 5.6 210 x 450 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 150 5.6 210 149 519 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Sironar 7/5 150 5.6 252 x 1009 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 150 5.6 193 x 419 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 150 5.6 208 x 500 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 150 5.6 214 142 550 2
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 150 5.6 220 x 515 3
 
Schneider Super Symmar HM 8/6 150 5.6 254 x 1370 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 150 5.6 210 x 427 1
 
Schneider Symmar S 6/4 150 5.6 210 143 468 2
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 150 5.6 173 142 267 2
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 150 5.6 214 x 630 4
 
Sinar Sinaron WS x 150 5.6 252 x 1203 4
 
x Acuton x 150 6.3 209 x 400 1
 
Computar Symmetrigon 4/4 150 6.3 218 x 429 2
 
Rodenstock Geronar 3/3 150 6.3 180 137 325 2
 
Goertz Gold Dot Dagor x 150 6.8 210 x 610 1
 
Goertz Golden Dagor x 150 6.8 210 x 400 1
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 150 8.0 400 x 1760 3
 
Nikkor SW 8/4 150 8.0 400 166 1995 2
 
Computar F9 6/4 150 9.0 218 x 399 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 150 9.0 135 x 640 3
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 150 9.0 189 x 400 3
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 150 9.0 192 151 348 2
 
Sinar APO Sinaron x 150 9.0 135 x 763 4
 
Kodak Ektar x 152 4.5 182 x 225 1
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 6/4 155 6.8 369 x 3029 3
 
Sinar Sinaron W x 155 6.8 382 x 3511 4
 

Focal Length 165mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
x Acutar x 165 6.3 163 x 228 1
 
Calumet Caltar x 165 6.3 206 x 125 1
 
Goertz Wide Angle Dagor x 165 8.0 289 x 250 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon x 165 8.0 390 x 2395 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 165 8.0 395 x 2679 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon MC 8/4 165 8.0 395 181 3289 2
 

Focal Length 180mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
x Astragon 6/2 180 4.5 159 180 373 2
 
x Acuton x 180 4.8 252 x 315 1
 
Calumet Caltar HR 6/4 180 5.6 230 x 290 2
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 180 5.6 280 180 617 2
 
Fujinon SFS 3/3 180 5.6 200 176 832 2
 
Fujinon W x 180 5.6 305 x 419 1
 
Nikkor W 6/4 180 5.6 253 x 510 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 180 5.6 253 179 539 2
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 180 5.6 234 x 515 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 180 5.6 252 x 660 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 180 5.6 262 174 655 2
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 180 5.6 263 x 670 3
 
Schneider Macro Symmar HM 8/4 180 5.6 250 x 1149 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 180 5.6 255 x 547 1
 
Schneider Symmar S MC 6/4 180 5.6 252 171 613 2
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 180 5.6 262 x 806 4
 
x Acutar x 180 6.3 219 x 299 1
 
Computar Symmetrigon 4/4 180 6.3 262 x 449 2
 
Fujinon AS 6/4 180 9.0 252 178 748 2
 

Focal Length 190-215mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Kodak Wide Field Ektar x 190 6.3 318 x 325 1
 
Rodenstock Imagon 3/2 200 5.8 150 x 1199 3
 
Rodenstock Grandagon 8/4 200 6.8 495 x 4569 3
 
Nikkor M 4/3 200 8.0 210 x 490 3
 
Kodak Ektar x 203 7.7 216 x 425 1
 
x Astragon 6/2 210 4.5 229 210 493 2
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 210 4.5 255 196 x 2
 
Calumet Caltar HR 6/4 210 5.6 295 x 300 2
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 210 5.6 301 x 330 2
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 210 5.6 294 x 300 1
 
Fujinon LS 4/3 210 5.6 240 193 431 2
 
Fujinon NWS 6/6 210 5.6 300 204 708 2
 
Fujinon W x 210 5.6 352 x 462 1
 
Nikkor AM 8/4 210 5.6 200 x 1530 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 210 5.6 295 x 550 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 210 5.6 295 209 774 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Sironar 7/5 210 5.6 352 x 1579 3
 
Rodenstock Macro Sironar 6/4 210 5.6 267 x 1439 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 210 5.6 266 x 598 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 210 5.6 286 x 675 2
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 210 5.6 286 x 730 3
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 210 5.6 305 x 730 3
 
Schneider Super Symmar HM 8/6 210 5.6 356 x 2095 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 210 5.6 297 x 637 1
 
Schneider Symmar S 6/4 210 5.6 294 201 682 2
 
Sinar Macro Sinaron x 210 5.6 350 x 1694 4
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 210 5.6 310 x 889 4
 
Sinar Sinaron WS x 210 5.6 352 x 1852 4
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 210 6.1 249 206 439 2
 
x Acutar x 210 6.3 240 x 444 1
 
Computar Symmetrigon 4/4 210 6.3 308 x 469 2
 
Kodak Commercial Ektar x 210 6.3 270 x 475 1
 
Calumet Caltar HR 3/3 210 6.8 230 x 200 2
 
Goertz Gold Dot Dagor x 210 6.8 294 x 700 1
 
Rodenstock Geronar 3/3 210 6.8 230 195 425 2
 
Schneider Angulon x 210 6.8 362 x 340 1
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 210 8.0 500 x 4395 3
 
Schneider Super Angulon 6/4 210 8.0 500 231 6163 2
 
Computar F9 6/4 210 9.0 325 192 425 2
 
Goertz Red Dot Artar x 210 9.0 153 x 830 1
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 210 9.0 260 x 570 3
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 210 9.0 260 205 447 2
 
Calumet Caltar S x 215 5.6 301 x 220 1
 
x Acuton x 215 6.3 305 x 360 1
 

Focal Length 240mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 240 5.6 350 x 650 2
 
Calumet Caltar S x 240 5.6 336 x 449 1
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 240 5.6 336 x 500 1
 
Nikkor W 6/4 240 5.6 336 x 950 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 240 5.6 336 227 1184 2
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 240 5.6 298 x 923 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 240 5.6 337 x 1199 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 240 5.6 350 231 1350 2
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 240 5.6 352 x 1279 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 240 5.6 336 x 990 1
 
Schneider Symmar S MC 6/4 240 5.6 337 229 1273 2
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 240 5.6 350 x 1429 4
 
Goertz Gold Dot Dagor x 240 6.8 336 x 860 1
 
Goertz Golden Dagor x 240 6.8 340 x 650 1
 
Computar F9 6/4 240 9.0 372 220 539 2
 
Fujinon AS 6/4 240 9.0 336 240 750 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 240 9.0 212 x 825 3
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 240 9.0 212 235 780 2
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 240 9.0 298 x 610 3
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 240 9.0 299 236 501 2
 
Sinar APO Sinaron x 240 9.0 212 x 1003 4
 

Focal Length 250mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
x Astragon 6/2 250 4.5 203 250 520 2
 
Fujinon SFS 3/3 250 5.6 300 258 875 2
 
Schneider Tele Arton 5/5 250 5.6 158 x 1169 3
 
Schneider Tele Arton 5/5 250 5.6 158 207 1475 2
 
Rodenstock Imagon 3/2 250 5.8 180 x 1249 3
 
Kodak Wide Field Ektar x 250 6.3 422 x 550 1
 
Fujinon W x 250 6.8 398 x 510 1
 
Fujinon WS 6/4 250 6.8 398 246 1042 2
 
Kodak Commercial Ektar x 254 6.3 317 x 475 1
 

Focal Length 270mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Nikkor T ED 5/4 270 6.3 160 x 1199 3
 
Nikkor T ED 5/4 270 6.3 160 188 x 2
 
Goertz Gold Dot Dagor x 270 6.8 382 x 800 1
 
Goertz Golden Dagor x 270 6.8 378 x 1000 1
 
Computar F9 6/4 270 9.0 418 249 665 2
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 270 9.0 334 265 591 2
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 270 9.0 335 x 790 3
 
Goertz Red Dot Artar x 270 9.5 231 x 680 1
 

Focal Length 300mm-305mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 300 5.6 425 x 900 2
 
Calumet Caltar S x 300 5.6 420 x 600 1
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 300 5.6 420 x 700 1
 
Fujinon W x 300 5.6 420 x 860 1
 
Nikkor W 6/4 300 5.6 420 x 1260 3
 
Nikkor W 6/4 300 5.6 420 287 1521 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Sironar 7/5 300 5.6 490 x 3359 3
 
Rodenstock Macro Sironar 6/4 300 5.6 275 x 2895 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 300 5.6 384 x 1251 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 300 5.6 407 x 1639 3
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 300 5.6 425 x 1699 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 300 5.6 402 x 1388 1
 
Schneider Symmar S MC 6/4 300 5.6 411 280 1705 2
 
Schneider Xenar 4/3 300 5.6 347 290 823 2
 
Sinar Macro Sinaron x 300 5.6 360 x 3342 4
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 300 5.6 425 x 1925 4
 
Sinar Sinaron WS x 300 5.6 x x 3956 4
 
x Acutar x 300 6.3 325 x 480 1
 
Rodenstock Imagon 3/2 300 6.8 220 x 1369 3
 
Fujinon TS 5/5 300 8.0 213 199 992 2
 
Fujinon AS 6/4 300 9.0 420 299 1108 2
 
Nikkor M 4/3 300 9.0 325 x 570 3
 
Nikkor M 4/3 300 9.0 325 294 663 2
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 300 9.0 264 x 960 3
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 300 9.0 264 296 945 2
 
Rodenstock Geronar 3/3 300 9.0 340 282 550 2
 
Sinar APO Sinaron x 300 9.0 264 x 1152 4
 
Kodak Commercial Ektar x 305 6.3 380 x 450 1
 
Goertz Golden Dagor x 305 6.8 427 x 750 1
 
Computar F9 6/4 305 9.0 482 282 695 2
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 305 9.0 381 x 790 3
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 305 9.0 381 302 643 2
 

Focal Length 355mm-375mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Kodak Commercial Ektar x 355 6.3 444 x 450 1
 
Goertz Red Dot Artar x 355 9.0 302 x 820 1
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 355 9.0 442 350 1022 2
 
Schneider G Claron 6/4 355 9.0 444 x 1249 3
 
Schneider Tele Xenar 4/2 360 5.5 230 x 1139 3
 
Schneider Tele Xenar 4/2 360 5.5 230 210 1295 2
 
Nikkor W 6/4 360 5.6 494 x 1399 3
 
Schneider Symmar x 360 5.6 500 x 1671 1
 
Fujinon W x 360 6.3 485 x 995 1
 
Calumet Caltar II 6/4 360 6.8 435 x 1000 2
 
Calumet Caltar SII x 360 6.8 500 x 800 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar x 360 6.8 415 x 1450 1
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 360 6.8 435 x 1849 3
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 360 6.8 491 x 1899 3
 
Schneider Symmar S MC 6/4 360 6.8 491 336 1985 2
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 360 6.8 435 x 2168 4
 
Nikkor T ED 5/4 360 8.0 154 261 x 2
 
Nikkor T ED 5/4 360 8.0 210 x 1549 3
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar x 360 9.0 308 x 921 1
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 360 9.0 318 x 1339 3
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 360 9.0 318 351 1290 2
 
Schneider Apo Artar 4/4 360 9.0 302 350 x 2
 
Sinar APO Sinaron x 360 9.0 318 x 1581 4
 
Fujinon AS 6/4 360 10.0 504 359 1475 2
 
x Acutar x 375 6.3 452 x 522 1
 
Calumet Caltar x 375 6.3 468 x 290 1
 

Focal Length 400mm-450mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Fujinon TS 5/5 400 8.0 220 260 1264 2
 
Fujinon FS 3/3 420 5.6 500 413 642 2
 
Nikkor M 4/3 450 9.0 440 x 970 3
 
Nikkor M 4/3 450 9.0 440 436 1182 2
 

Focal Length 480mm-800mm Focal Length Index
 
Brand Model Elements/ Groups Focal Length Maximum Aperture Image Circle Coverage Film to Flange Distance Price Data Source
 
Schneider Symmar S MC 6/4 480 6.8 500 455 3289 2
 
Schneider Apo Symmar 6/4 480 8.0 500 x 2389 3
 
Rodenstock Sironar N 6/4 480 8.4 500 x 2529 3
 
Rodenstock Apo Ronar 4/4 480 9.0 396 x 1629 3
 
Sinar APO Sinaron x 480 9.0 396 x 1915 4
 
Sinar Sinaron S x 480 9.0 480 x 2933 4
 
Schneider Apo Artar 4/4 480 11.0 409 477 x 2
 
Nikkor T ED 6/4 500 11.0 210 x 1595 3
 
Nikkor T ED 6/5 600 9.0 310 x 1879 3
 
Sinar APO Sinaron DBM x 600 9.0 496 x 3254 4
 
Fujinon TS 5/5 600 12.0 260 384 1650 2
 
Nikkor T ED 7/4 720 16.0 210 x 1729 3
 
Nikkor T ED 7/5 800 12.0 310 x 1949 3
 
 
DESC
LENS
CAMERA/SHUTTER/
MOUNT
LENS TYPE
NOTES
f/3.5 100mm Medalist II
Flash Supermatic
Heliar Ser VI retaining ring, Ser VI.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'   Repurposing note
f/3.7 105mm Flash Supermatic Heliar 38mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VI.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'

There was also, apparently, an f/3.7 107mm Ektar that was reportedly a Tessar design. This lens is not included in my © 1942,1945 edition.


f/4.5 101mm Flash Supermatic,
Synchro-Rapid 800
Tessar 33mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VI.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Back Focus: 90mm
f/4.7 127mm Flash Supermatic,
Supermatic X
Tessar 38mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VI.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Back Focus: 113mm
f/4.7 152mm Flash Supermatic Tessar 44.5mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Back Focus: 135.2mm

f/7.7 8 inch
(203mm)
Flash Supermatic Dialyte 33mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 35° x 47°
Back Focus: 190mm
f/6.3 8 1/2 inch
Commercial Ektar
Ilex Synchro
1 - 1/150; or barrel
Tessar 44.5mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 33° x 45°; recommended negative size 5 x 7.
Back Focus: 7.75 in.ß
f/6.3 10 inch
Commercial Ektar
Ilex Synchro
1 - 1/100; or barrel
Tessar 54mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VIII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 36° x 46°; recommended negative size 6 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Back Focus: 9.125 in.ß
f/6.3 12 inch
Commercial Ektar
Ilex Synchro
1 - 1/100; or barrel
Tessar 63.5mm slipon adapter ring, Ser VIII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 37° x 45°; recommended negative size 8 x 10.
Back Focus: 11 in.ß
f/6.3 14 inch
Commercial Ektar
Ilex Synchro
1 - 1/50; or barrel
Tessar 75mm slipon adapter ring, 4 inch square.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 32° x 40°; recommended negative size 8 x 10.
Back Focus: 12.75 in.ß

f/6.3 80mm
Wide Field Ektar
Flash Supermatic
1 - 1/400
Double Gauss No 27 screwon adapter ring, Ser VI.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 55° x 68°; recommended for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 w/swings;
3 1/4 x 4 1/4 w/o
;
Circle of good definition @ f /16: 132.75mm
µ
Back Focus: 72mm; Flange Focus: 79.1mm
 

f/6.3 100mm
Wide Field Ektar
Flash Supermatic
1 - 1/400
Double Gauss Special supplied adapter ring, Ser VII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 54° x 65°; recommended for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 w/swings;
4 x 5 w/o

Circle of good definition @ f /16: 165.6mm µ
Back Focus: 90.25mm; Flange Focus: 101.25mm
 

f/6.3 135mm
Wide Field Ektar
Flash Supermatic
1 - 1/200
Double Gauss Builtin adapter ring, Ser VII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 51° x 67°;
(80° - 230mm circle) §

recommended for 4 x 5 w/swings;
5 x 7 w/o

Circle of good definition @ f /16: 225mm µ
Back Focus: 120.2mm; Flange Focus: 132.2mm
f/6.3 190mm
Wide Field Ektar
Ilex Acme Synchro
1 - 1/150
Double Gauss Builtin adapter ring, Ser VIII.
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 56° x 68°;
(80° - 230mm circle) §
recommended for 5 x 7 w/swings;
8 x 10 w/o

Circle of good definition @ f /16: 312.5mm µ
Back Focus: 167.5mm; Flange Focus: 179.4mm
 
f/6.3 250mm
Wide Field Ektar
Ilex Universal Synchro 1 - 1/50 Double Gauss No series size; special order .
Magnesium fluoride coated-
'Lumenized'
Angle of view at Inf 59° x 71°; recommended for 8 x 10 w/swings;
11 x 14 w/o

Circle of good definition @ f /16: 415mm µ
Back Focus: 223mm; Flange Focus: 248.2mm
 
   

The following list has been provided by [Peter Mikalajunas. He acquired the list from a public posting  usenet group: r.p.e.l-f (Rec.photography.e(?).large-format and is not the original author..

Coverage angle varies with lens design, and image circle, with angle

and focal length. For 11x14 you need a minimum circle of 17.8" or 452
mm.
 
If the angle for the design is given, you can determine the minimum
focal length required to cover 11x14 using the following formula.
 
FL = (452 / 2) * (1 / tan(coverage_angle / 2)) 
 
which is derived from the simple relationship:
 
tan(coverage_angle / 2) = (image_circle / 2) / FL
 
Two lists follow.
 
The first is of lenses available before 1940. The coverage angle for
the design is given, along with the minimum focal lenght required to
cover 11x14. The lenses listed were made in focal lengths which would
cover the format, as well as shorter lengths. It is likely that the
lenses are uncoated, so it is advisable to choose lenses with a
minimum number of groups. Also, because of depth of field limitations
of 11x14, an image circle substantially larger than the minumum would
be desirable. Note that some of the wide angle specs may be
speculative.
 
The second list is of "modern" lenses (1950's to present). All should
be coated, and most made in the last 20 years are multicoated, so the
number of groups or air/glass surfaces isn't of great concern. The
last column gives the rise/fall/shift in inches for the lens in the
horizontal and vertical back orientation for the 11x14 format.
 
"Old lenses":                                              Min FL to
                                                           cover 11x14
Maker             Model               Aperture  Deg   E/G  (mm; ")
 
Aldis             Ser 3a               7.7      100   n.a. 190; 7
Bausch and Lomb   Extreme Wide, Ser 5  18       90    4/2  227; 9
Bausch and Lomb   Medium Wide, Ser 4   12.5     70    4/2  323; 13
Bausch and Lomb   Protar Ser 7a        6.3; 7.7 63    8/2  370; 15
Bausch and Lomb   Tessar 2b            6.3      62    4/3  377; 15
Bausch and Lomb   Tessar               4.5      60    4/3  392; 15
Bausch and Lomb   Protar Ser 7         12.5     56    4/1  426; 17
Bausch and Lomb   Sigmar               4        44    3/3  561; 22
Beck              Isostigmar 4         6.3      90    5/5  227; 9
Beck              Isostigmar 1a        6.5      62    5/5  377; 15
Beck              Isostigmar 1         4.5      60    5/5  392; 15
Beck              Isostigmar 6         5.6      54    5/5  432; 17
Boyer             Beryl                6.8      85    6/2  247; 10
Boyer             Opale                4.5      56    n.a. 426; 17
Busch             Lenkar               9        80    n.a. 270; 11
Busch             Omnar                7.7      80    4/4  270; 11
Busch             Omnar                5.5      75    4/4  295; 12
Busch             Lenkar               7.7      61    n.a. 385; 15
Dallmeyer         Wide-angle Anast.    11       100   n.a. 190; 7
Dallmeyer         Stigmatic 3          7.5      75    4/3  295; 12
Dallmeyer         Stigmatic 2          6        70    5/3  323; 13
Dallmeyer         Portrait Anast.      4.5      56    n.a. 426; 17
Dallmeyer         Portrait Anast.      6        56    n.a. 426; 17
Dallmeyer         Patent Portrait      6        41    n.a. 606; 24
Dallmeyer         Patent Portrait      4        36    n.a. 697; 27
Dallmeyer         Dallmeyer-Banfield   6        33    n.a. 765; 30
Dallmeyer         Dallon 16            7.7      30    4/2  845; 33
Goerz             Hypergon Ser X       22; 33   140   2/2  82; 3
Goerz             Dagor Ser 4          11       90    6/2  227; 9
Goerz             Pantar               6.3      85    8/2  247; 10
Goerz             Alethar Ser V        11       70    8/4  323; 13
Goerz             Celor Ser 1b         4.5; 6.5 70    4/4  323; 13
Goerz             Dagor Ser 3          6.8      70-90 6/2  323; 13
Goerz             Gotar                6.8; 10  54    4/4  445; 17
Gundlach          Radar                4.5      62    5/3  377; 15
Gundlach          Anast. Ser 4         6.3      60    4/4  392; 15
Gundlach          Portrait A           5        60    n.a. 392; 15
Gundlach          Portrait B           6        60    n.a. 392; 15
Gundlach          Perigraphic          5.6      56    n.a. 426; 17
Gundlach          Hyperion             4        52    n.a. 464; 18
H. R. Roussel     Stylor               6.3      53    4/3  454; 18
Hugo Meyer        W.A. Aristostigmat   9        100   4/4  190; 7
Hugo Meyer        Aristostigmat        6.3      90    4/4  227; 9
Hugo Meyer        Euryplan             6        85    6/4  247; 10
Hugo Meyer        Double-Aristostigmat 6.8      82    8/2  261; 10
Hugo Meyer        Aristostigmat        4.5; 5.5 75    4/4  295; 12
Hugo Meyer        Makro-Plasmat        2.9      75    6/5  295; 12
Hugo Meyer        Trioplan             4.5      64    3/3  362; 14
Hugo Meyer        Trioplan             6.3      64    3/3  362; 14
Hugo Meyer        Double-Anast.        6.8      62    6/2  377; 15
Hugo Meyer        Double-Plasmat       4; 5.5   57    6/4  417; 16
Hugo Meyer        Process-Plasmat      8        48    6/4  509; 20
Ilex Optical      Medium Wide-angle    16       80    n.a. 270; 11
Ilex Optical      Ilexigmat            6.3      58    n.a. 409; 16
Ilex Optical      Paragon              4.5      53    n.a. 454; 18
Ilex Optical      Photoplastic         4.5      45    n.a. 547; 21
Ilex Optical      Portrait             5        45    n.a. 547; 21
Kodak             Photostat Anast.     10       50    4/4  486; 19
Laake             Polycentar           6.8      70    6/4  323; 13
Laake             Dialytar             4.5      65    4/4  356; 14
Laake             Pololyt              6.3      65    3/3  356; 14
Reichert          Neukombinar          6.8      95    n.a. 208; 8
Reichert          Combinar             6.3      82    8/2  261; 10
Rietzscel         Linear A             4.5; 4.8 75    8/2  295; 12
Rietzscel         Linear B             5.5; 6   75    8/2  295; 12
Rietzscel         Linear C             6.8; 7   75    8/2  295; 12
Rodenstock        Pantagonal           18       125   3/2  118; 5
Rodenstock        Perigon              12       110   4/2  159; 6
Rodenstock        Eurynar              6.5      60    4/4  392; 15
Rodenstock        Imagonal             6; 6.8   60    4/2  392; 15
Rodenstock        Ysar                 4.5      58    4/3  409; 16
Rodenstock        Eurygon              4.5      48    3/3  509; 20
Ross Ltd.         Wide-angle           16       95    n.a. 208; 8
Ross Ltd.         Apo-Process-Xpres    9; 10    60    n.a. 392; 15
Ross Ltd.         Process Xpres        9; 16    60    n.a. 392; 15
Ross Ltd.         Combinable           5.5      58    n.a. 409; 16
Ross Ltd.         Homocentric          5.6      56    4/4  426; 17
Ross Ltd.         Homocentric          8        56    4/4  426; 17
Ross Ltd.         Xpres                4.5      53    5/3  454; 18
Ross Ltd.         Teleros              8        30    5/2  845; 33
Schneider         Angulon              6.8      105   6/2  174; 7
Schneider         Symmar               6.8      80    6/2  270; 11
Schneider         Xenar                4.5      57    4/3  417; 16
Schneider         Aero Xenar           4.5      53    5/3  454; 18
Schulze           Euryplan 2           6        90    6/4  227; 9
Schulze           Euryplan 3           7.7      82    6/4  261; 10
Schulze           Euryplan 1           4.5      80    6/4  270; 11
Simon             Octanar              6.3      85    8/2  247; 9.7
Steinheil         Orthostigmat E       12       100   6/2  190; 7
Steinheil         Orthostigmat B       6.8      85    6/2  247; 10
Steinheil         Orthostigmat D       10       80    6/2  270; 11
Steinheil         Orthostigmat F       9        75    6/2  295; 12
Steinheil         Unofokal 1           4.5      60    4/4  392; 15
Suter, E. (Basel) Anast. Ser 1         6.8; 7.2 80    8/2  270; 11
Suter, E. (Basel) Anast. Ser 2         6.3      60    8/2  392; 15
Taylor, T. and H. Angelic, Ser 7b      6.5      90    n.a. 227; 9
Taylor, T. and H. Cooke-lens, Ser 5a   8        65    3/3  356; 14
Taylor, T. and H. Process, Ser 5b      8; 16    65    n.a. 356; 14
Taylor, T. and H. Apo, Ser 9           10; 16   62    n.a. 377; 15
Taylor, T. and H. Cooke-lens, Ser 3a   6.5      62    3/3  377; 15
Taylor, T. and H. Cooke-lens, Ser 4a   5.6      60    3/3  392; 15
Taylor, T. and H. Cooke-Anast., Ser 14 6.3      53    n.a. 454; 18
Taylor, T. and H. Portrellic, Ser 2e   4.5      53    n.a. 454; 18
Voigtlander       Collinear 4          12.5     80    6/2  270; 11
Voigtlander       Apo-Collinear        9; 12.5  66    6/2  349; 14
Voigtlander       Collinear 3          6.8; 7.7 66    6/2  349; 14
Voigtlander       Collinear 2          5.4; 6.3 62    6/2  377; 15
Voigtlander       Oxyn                 9        30    5/3  845; 33
Watson            Holostigmat          11       110   6/2  159; 6
Watson            Holostigmat 1        6.1      70    6/2  323; 13
Watson            Holostigmat 3        9.5      61    6/2  385; 15
Wollensak         Extreme W.A.         12.5     95    n.a. 208; 8
Wollensak         Velostigmat 3        9.5      90    n.a. 227; 9
Wollensak         Velostigmat 1a       6.3      63    n.a. 370; 15
Wollensak         Verito               4        53    n.a. 454; 18
Wollensak         Velostigmat Process  10       50    n.a. 486; 19
Wollensak         Varium               3.5      44    n.a. 561; 22
Wray              W.A. Anast.          16       100   4/2  190; 7
Wray              Process-Lustrar      10       64    4/4  362; 14
Wray              Process-Lustrar      16       64    4/4  362; 14
Zeiss             Protar 5             18       110   4/2  159; 6
Zeiss             Protar 4             12.5     100   4/2  190; 7
Zeiss             Protar 3a            9        97    4/2  200; 8
Zeiss             Protar 2a            8        75    5/2  295; 12
Zeiss             Tessar               6.3      65    4/3  356; 14
Zeiss             Unar                 4.5; 6.3 65    4/4  356; 14
Zeiss             Planar               3.6; 6.3 62    6/4  377; 15
Zeiss             Tessar               4.5      60    4/3  392; 15
Zeiss             Protar               12.5     45    8/2  547; 21
Zeiss             Apo Tessar           9; 15    35    4/3  718; 28
Zeiss             Apo Planar           7; 12.5  30    6/4  845; 33
 
"Modern" lenses:
 
                                                            R/F/S (")
FL   f/#  IC   Deg  Maker         Model                E/G  Hor; Vert
 
200  6.8  495  102  Rodenstock    Grandagon            8/4  1.3; 1.0
200  6.8  495  102  Rodenstock    Grandagon N          8/4  1.3; 1.0
210  8    500  100  Schneider     Super Angulon        6/4  1.4; 1.2
300  5.6  490  78   Rodenstock    APO Sironar          7/5  1.1; 0.9
300  5.6  490  78   Rodenstock    APO Sironar W        7/5  1.1; 0.9
300  5.6  490  78   Sinar         Sinaron WS           n.a. 1.1; 0.9
305  9    482  77   Computar      F9                   6/4  0.9; 0.7
355  9    479  68   Schneider     Graphic Claron       6/2  0.8; 0.7
360  10   504  70   Fujinon       AS                   6/4  1.5; 1.3
360  5.6  504  70   Schneider     Symmar               6/4  1.5; 1.3
360  6.8  500  70   Calumet       Caltar SII           n.a. 1.4; 1.2
360  5.6  500  70   Schneider     Symmar               6/4  1.4; 1.2
360  5.6  494  69   Nikkor        W                    6/4  1.3; 1.0
360  6.8  491  69   Schneider     APO Symmar           6/4  1.2; 0.9
360  6.8  491  69   Schneider     Symmar S             6/4  1.2; 0.9
360  6.8  491  69   Schneider     Symmar S MC          6/4  1.2; 0.9
360  6.5  485  68   Fujinon       CM-W                 6/6  1.0; 0.8
360  6.3  485  68   Fujinon       NWS                  6/6  1.0; 0.8
360  6.3  485  68   Fujinon       W                    6/4  1.0; 0.8
360  6.8  468  66   Rodenstock    APO Sironar S        6/4  0.5; 0.4
375  6.3  468  64   Calumet       Caltar               n.a. 0.5; 0.4
375  6.3  452  62   Ilex          Acutar               n.a. 0.0; 0.0
420  4.5  505  62   Schneider     Xenar                4/3  1.6; 1.3
420  5.6  500  62   Fujinon       FS                   3/3  1.4; 1.2
420  5.6  500  62   Fujinon       SFS                  3/3  1.4; 1.2
450  8    520  60   Fujinon       CM-W                 6/6  2.0; 1.6
450  8.5  486  57   Fujinon       C                    4/4  1.0; 0.8
450  8.5  486  57   Fujinon       CS                   4/4  1.0; 0.8
480  4.5  577  62   Schneider     Xenar                4/3  3.4; 2.9
480  8.4  500  55   Rodenstock    APO Sironar N        6/4  1.4; 1.2
480  8.4  500  55   Rodenstock    Sironar N            6/4  1.4; 1.2
480  8    500  55   Schneider     APO Symmar           6/4  1.4; 1.2
480  6.8  500  55   Schneider     Symmar S             6/4  1.4; 1.2
480  6.8  500  55   Schneider     Symmar S MC          6/4  1.4; 1.2
480  9    480  53   Sinar         Sinaron S            n.a. 0.8; 0.7
600  11.5 620  55   Fujinon       C                    4/4  4.5; 3.9
600  11.5 620  55   Fujinon       CS                   4/4  4.5; 3.9
600  11.5 520  45   Docter        Apo-Germinar         6/6  2.0; 1.6
600  9    497  45   Jenoptik      Apo-Germinar         6/6  1.3; 1.1
600  9    497  45   Rodenstock    Apo Ronar            4/4  1.3; 1.1
600  9    497  45   Voigtlander   Apo-Skopar           5/3  1.3; 1.1
600  9    496  45   Sinar         APO Sinaron DBM      n.a. 1.3; 1.1
600  9    473  43   Jenoptik      Apo-T                4/3  0.6; 0.5
610  11   518  46   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  1.9; 1.6
610  9    518  46   Nikon         Apo-Nikkor           4/4  1.9; 1.6
610  9    518  46   Schneider     Repro-Claron         4/4  1.9; 1.6
610  9    505  45   Rank          Apotal               4/3  1.6; 1.3
750  9    621  45   Jenoptik      Apo-Germinar         6/6  4.5; 3.9
750  14.5 615  45   Docter        Apo-Germinar         6/6  4.4; 3.8
750  9    591  43   Jenoptik      Apo-T                4/3  3.8; 3.3
760  11   645  46   Nikon         Apo-Nikkor           4/4  5.1; 4.4
762  12.5 585  42   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  3.6; 3.1
762  9    585  42   Rank          Apotal               4/3  3.6; 3.1
762  10   495  36   Wray          Apo-Process Lustrar  4/4  1.3; 1.0
800  9    614  42   Rodenstock    APO Ronar S          6/4  4.4; 3.8
800  11   500  35   Schneider     APO Tele Xenar HM    5/5  1.4; 1.2
890  12.5 648  40   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  5.2; 4.5
900  9    746  45   Jenoptik      Apo-Germinar         6/6  7.4; 6.6
900  9    709  43   Jenoptik      Apo-T                4/3  6.6; 5.8
914  10   594  36   Wray          Apo-Process Lustrar  4/4  3.9; 3.3
965  4.5  780  44   Fujinon       Fujinon              6/3  8.2; 7.3
1000 19.5 795  45   Docter        Apo-Germinar         6/6  8.4; 7.6
1067 14   777  40   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  8.1; 7.3
1067 10   693  36   Wray          Apo-Process Lustrar  4/4  6.2; 5.5
1200 11   994  45   Jenoptik      Apo-Germinar         6/6  12.8; 11.8
1200 15   826  38   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  9.2; 8.3
1219 10   792  36   Wray          Apo-Process Lustrar  4/4  8.4; 7.6
1600 10   1040 36   Wray          Apo-Process Lustrar  4/4  13.7; 12.7
1780 16   1122 35   Goerz         Red Dot Artar        4/4  15.4; 14.4


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The old Ilex shutters are often found on older commercial lenses. If really clean they are acceptable shutters but should be exercised a couple of times before making exposures. They were intended to run without any lubrication. When they are lubricated they tend to be erratic. The cure is a carful cleaning.

Ektars

Ektar was used by Kodak as a trade name for its premium lenses. There were a number of generic designs used for them. Ektars were all very high quality lenses. The ones made for press and view cameras were mostly Tessar types. Exceptions are the Wide Field Ektars, which are four element air-spaced lenses of the "Double Gause" type, and the 203mm f/7.7 Ektar which is a four-element air-spaced Dialye type, made slightly non-symetrical to improve its correction for distant objects.

All of these lenses are completely corrected for lateral color and were intended for color photography. Some Ektars were coated as early as 1940. These include the series of f/6.3 lenses marked "Eastman Ektar", which are the predicessors of the Commerical Ektar series. The early coatings were soft and applied only to inside surfaces.

Other early coated Ektars were the lenses made for the Ektra camera and for the Medallist. Other Ektar lenses were not coated until after about 1946.

Kodak had a very advanced glass plant and made their own optical glass. They developed commercially the rare-earth glasses discovered at the National Bureau of Standards and were one of the first manufacturers to use Lanthanum Crown glass.

Ektars are also among the earliest lenses to be cemented with thermo-setting synthetic adhesives rather than the traditional Canada Balsam.

Generally, an Ektar in good condition will have excellent performance even by current standards. Kodak quality control after about 1938, when Rudolph Kingslake took over the optical department, was excellent.

Kodak lenses from about this date on can be dated by the two letters preceding the serial number. They are a code for the last two digits of the years of manufacture. The code word is C A M E R O S I T Y standing for 1,2,3,4,etc. e.g. a lens marked ES-413 was built in 1947.

The Commerical Ektar was a series of f/6.3 Tessar type lenses intended for use on view cameras. Tessars have somewhat better performance at f/6.3 than when faster.

_All_ lenses sold under the Ektar name were highly corrected for color, especially for lateral color, which is sometimes known as chromatic magnification. In other words, the size of the images from different colors are the same size.

The Commerical Ektar series was sold as Eastman Ektars prior to about 1946. The earlier version was soft coated on insided surfaces, the Commercial Ektar is hard coated on all surfaces and bears the "circle-L" mark for coating standing for Kodak's trade-mark "Luminized".

Not all Ektars are coated. Most of the f/4.5 series, for use on press cameras, etc., were not coated until after about 1946 (I don't know the exact date Kodak started coating all its lenses).

Most Ektars for medium and large format are Tessar types, but Ektar was used as a trade-mark for a quality level rather than a specific design. For example, the f/1.9 lens for the Ektra and the Aero-Ektar are both seven element Biotar types, the 45mm f/2 lens for the Bantam Special is a six element Biotar. At least four other prototipical designs were used for Ektar lenses.

Undoubtedly, the quality of the coatings varied over the fifteen or so year period that Kodak continued to make lenses after coating was adopted. Unfortunately, according to my contact at Kodak, the historical material which would clarify this sort of issue has been buried away somewhere and is not accessible.

My statement about the coating of Eastman Ektars is based on statements made in a 1940 or 1941 Kodak lens handbook. This states that this series and the also the lenses for the Ektra camera were soft coated.

 

Some specific Ektars

By Michael Liczbanski

 

The quality varies depending on the vintage & purpose of Ektars...
I realize that the original post was most likely about the LF Ektars, but
many MF Ektars are on the market as well (sometimes sans their original
cameras so one cannot tell without testing whether or not they cover
4x5...)  Here is a brief description of just a few Ektars:

Kodak Ektar 2/45 (for Bantam Special)
6 elements in 4 groups, covers 28x40mm negatives

Kodak Ektar 3.5/100 (for Kodak Medalist)
5 elements in 3 groups, covers 2 1/4 x 3  1/4  (and 6.5x9 cm)

Kodak Ektar 3.7/105
4 elements in 3 groups, covers 2 1/4 x 3  1/4
*** A very good lens, also used on the Precision enlarger.  Sharp and
contrasty.

Kodak Ektar 4.5/101 and 4.7/127
4 elements in 3 groups, covers  2 1/4 x 3  1/4  and 3 1/4 x 4  1/4
respectively
*** Also a great lens, esp. for 6x9

Eastman Ektar 6.3/8 1/2in; 6.3/10in; 6.3/12in; 6.3/14in
4 elements in 3 groups, these lenses cover 5x7 to 8x10in.  The 14 inch
covers also 11x14 at f/16 and below, but without much room for movements.
*** Great, fully corrected lenses (coated!)  Expensive, big and still very
useful
even today.  All have a great circle of coverage and a very "sweet", "full
bodied" shadow detail.  The minimum f stop is f/45, whereas I'd prefer f/64
or even smaller for 8x10.

Kodak Ektar 1.9/50; 3.5/50; 3.3/35; 3.5/90; 3.8/105; 4.5/135 (for Kodak
Ektra)
All cover (some barely) 24x36mm.
Come in a variety of designs (even a nice triplet at 3.5/90) and their
quality varies from lousy (1.9/50 esp. wide open) to superb 3.5/50, 3.3/35.

Well, the Anastigmat was a separate line of lenses  - essentially Tessars
with the exception of the 6.3/105, 6.3/130 and 7.7/8in.
Some notable Anastigmats were:
7.7/8in
Covers 5x7 "process" lens, well-corrected for close-up work.  Quite nice

5 1/2in, 6 3/8in, 7 1/2in, 8 1/2in, 10in and 12in - all f/4.5
Cover from 3 1/4 x 4 /1/4 to 8x10 (with movements) depending on the focal
length.  Fine lenses (great for architecture, as they don't display much
linear distortions of any kind.)

There were also Anastigmats for small format cameras (35mm, Bantams and
Vigilants)

Well after WWII, Kodak started tinkering with their lenses a lot, and the
distinctions between many lens lines blur in the 50s.  (The summary above
describes the mid-to-late 40s status quo.)

 An additional note.  Many prewar Kodak lenses were sold as Kodak
Anastigmat followed by a number. It would seem from catalogue data
that numbers in the "thirty" series, like K.A. No.33 are Tessars,
those begining with 70 seem to be dialytes (four element air spaced
type).

Here are the numbers (actually in the Kodak catalogue, the numbers
precede the lens name:)  All data come from Kodak Reference Handbook, 1946
(practically unchaged from 1940-1946.)

No. 31 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  5 1/2in (140mm)
No. 32 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  6 3/8in (161mm)
No. 33 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  7 1/2in (190mm)
No. 34 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  8 1/2in (216mm)
No. 35 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  10in (254mm)
No. 36 Kodak Anastigmat f/4.5  12in (304mm)

All appear to be Tessars (4 elements in 3 groups, 4 internal air surfaces)

No. 70 Kodak Anastigmat f/7.7 8in (203mm)

(Symmetrical, air-spaced, 4 elements in 4 groups, 6 internal air surfaces.)
BTW, that's the one I like on a 4x5 VC the best (it will cover 5x7, but with
4x5 you'll sooner run out of swings and titlts, than go beyond its circle of
coverage.)

Goertz (Red Dot) Artar

Unless the remounting was butched it should be an excellent lens. Kingslake gives some history of the Artar in his book _A History of the Photographic lens_ The Apochromatic Artar was designed by Walter Zschokke of Goerz in 1904, it became the most widely used process lens for decades. It is a true apochromat and very well corrected for other aberrations as well. The corrections of "dialyte" lenses like the Artar do not change much with distance. While it is optimized for 1:1 (the later "Red Dot" series was not) it will perform very well at infinity. The lens begins to get a little coma in the corners but stopping down a bit will cure this. Optimim performance is around f/22. A 12" Artar will just barely cover 8x10 at infinity, coverage angle is usually given as 47deg for this type, but my 12" Artar which is older than yours does just fine and is one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. There is just no margin for movements. .

They are famous lenses. The C.P.Goerz-American Optical Co. was originally the U.S. division of the German Goerz company which was important before the first world war. After the war the German parent was restricted in what it could make (by the German government) and in about 1926 was absorbed into the Zeiss-Ikon combine. The American division became an independant company and continued to manufacture the Goerz line. Goerz was the manufacturer of the famous Dagor lens. The designer of the Dagor, Emile von Hoegh, brought a second lens design to Goerz, a four element air-spaced type sometimes called a "dialyte". This became the basis for several Goerz lenses including the Artar. The Artar was designed by W. Zschokke and F.Urban in the late teens. It is an apochromatic lens originally intended for three-color graphic arts use. Goerz continued to make Dagors and Artars in the US gradually refining the designs. The Red Dot series of Artars came out in the early 1950's. They are an improved version of the older Artar and are coated. These lenses, although intended for close work, do very well at infinity. They are extremely sharp and generally have excellent performance. The original Artars were adjusted for best performance at 1:1 but the Red Dot series were adjusted for better performance at a distance and the image/object ratios vatied from about 10:1 to 1:1 depending on focal length and when it was made. Artar's cover a rather narrower field than a Tessar and your 9.5 should cover a 5x7. The field does not increase when the lens is stopped down. Optimum f: stop is f:22 This is a super lens.

Red Dots are apochromatic, they are also coated. The Artar was the most widely used process lens for decades. They were also widely used for color advertising work. Red Dot Artars in shutters are optimised for medium distance rather than 1:1 and should be just fine at infinity. I have a 19" Red Dot in a barrel and an old 12" Apo Artar in a dial set Compur. They are both extremely sharp lenses. Artars in shutters are rather more expensive than in barrels. My 19" in barrel cost $225 but that was a rather low price for it.

Coverage is limited to about 47 degrees at f/22. This works out to an image circle of 210mm for your 9.5" lens. This will just cover 5x7 with no movements so it will allow moderate though not extreme movements on 4x5. Unlike most modern lenses, the illuminated circle is larger than the sharp image circle, so you need to take some care that you don't exceed the coverage of the lens accidentally. John Sparks.

 

On Goerz Serial numbers and dates

Goerz Amer. Optical Co. Serial #'s from 
Eddie Bolsetzian (former Goerz Tech.)

Lens #

70001-140935     1902-1903
150000-190170    1903-1905
200941-224267    1906-1908
223775-226630    1908-1909
310001-315734    1911-1914
315735-320000    1914-1918
751240-756909    1927-1937
755300                1934
756910-765730    1937-1945
765730-771199    1945-1948
771200-780169    1948-1954
791500                ~1955
ser iii 61/2 #222788    1910
ser iii 81/4  #222836   1907
14" Dagor #190994       1905
19" dagor #757427       1938
ser iii 480mm #174429   1904
Artar 19" #396635       1922
artar 30" #751030       1926
first red dot artar #779612  oct 1953

These are the dates passed to me, I make no claims about their accuracy. Michael Buchmeier

On Dagor History

I have Goerz American Optical Co.catalogue copies from 1913,1938,1955,1963,1968, and 1971 all of which list dagor lenses. The W.A.Dagor is listed first in the 1938 and golden dagor (both W.A. and standard) in 1955. in around 1964 the company changed their name to Goerz Optical Co. Inc. From the illustrations in the catalogs the golden dagor was of the "gold dot" configuration by 1963 but is still referred to in the catalog as the "GOLDEN DAGOR" right up to and including the 1971 spec. sheet. Gold Rim and Gold Dot are apparently only useful descriptive terms to describe the appearance of these lenses but may only represent an evolution in trim much like a chrome bbl vs a black bbl convertible Symmar. Goerz did not use these terms in their sales literature! Goerz was bought out first by Kollmorgen in 1971 and listed a Pittsburgh address, and was subsequently bought by Schneider in 1972(?). The 355mm Kern Dagors were produced in two lots after that, but Schneider did sell out existing Goerz inventory after the buyout, and in fact a few American made 14" gold dot lenses are around with Schneider's name on them. These are in Copal Shutters, marked in inches, and are not multicoated, but are fine lenses nevertheless. Michael Buchmeier.

Coverage of Dagor

For many years Bausch and Lomb were licensed by Zeiss to make Zeiss lenses in the US. Comparing the catalogue specs for Tessars one finds a full plate size difference between the catalogues for the same focal length and speed. i.e. a 12" f"4.5 series 1C is listed as covering an 8x10 by B&L but only 6-1/2 X 8-1/2 by Zeiss. However Zeiss gives the coverage for "small stops" as 14-1/2" circle. So Zeiss is giving plate size for good image quality with the lenses wide open and B&L for smaller stops where the corners get better. I think this explains the difference in the ratings by the two companies, Zeiss was just a little more honest about what the lenses would do. There is a difference in the circle of illumination and the circle of good defininition with most lenses, the circle of illumination being often much larger. The circle of illumination of a Dagor or similar lens is about as large with the lens wide open as it is stopped down but the sharpness of the periphery of the image isn't very good, this area gets lots sharper as you stop down. To contrast, "dialyte" lenses, like Artars and Dogmars are pretty sharp to the edges of the image wide open and the coverage (which is limited) doesn't get larger as the lens is stopped down. Triplets and Tessars are midway between these. Generally, older wide angle designs ( and the Dagor really is a wide angle lens) perform best at rather small stops. Its considered good optical design practice to vignette the illumination circle of a lens bewond the point of good performance, (see _Modern Lens Design_ by Warren Smith or Kingslake's design books), so thhis _may_ account for smaller coverage angle in some late versions of old lenses but you would have to derermine is by actual measurement. Both my Dagors are very old and both have the advertised coverage, but I have no good way to measure the quality of the image at the limit of coverage.

On Dagor performance

Here is some data from bench testing a lens, "Goerz Dagor Focus 7in. f/6.8, No. 392662." This lens was produced sometime between 1918 and 1927 (thanks, Mike Buchmeir). If this old lens is representative of others from that time, here is some advice: the spacing is critical, and also, the orientation of one cell relative to the other. (Turning one cell a full turn changes the off-axis resolution by a factor of two and back again. It seems that the optical-centering-error reputation is deserved.) This Dagor shows very little difference in focal length (perhaps .2 mm) wide open compared to the small apertures. Vignetting for 5x7 looks like about a stop's worth at f/16. If you have an old lens you would like tested, let me know (no charge, you pay postage). I'd be interested in seeing how other early lenses perform. Also, can anyone post performance data of any modern lenses-- to show us what the improvements in resolution and coverage have been? Now, here's the bench test data (considering all the caveats, not too shabby! ;-)

angle
off-axis  0    5   10   15   20   25   30   35   40  degrees

f/6.8    85   75   65   55   45   35   25    5    0  lines/mm

f/22     70   70   70   70   65   55   40   10    0  lines/mm
         ^diffraction lim^

f/64     30   30   30   30   25   25   25   20   10  lines/mm
         ^diffraction lim^
Corners of the film with this 7" lens are at:    4x5: 24 degrees
                                                 5x7: 31 degrees
                                                8x10: 42 degrees

The astigmatism correction, done well in Dagors for the first time in
history, is interesting :

(table values are the difference in mm from the on-axis focal
distance, positive away from the lens)

angle
off-axis  0    5   10   15   20   25   30   35   40  degrees

sagittal
focus     0    0  -.2  -.5  -.5    0  +.8  +3.0

tangential
focus     0    0    0  +.2  +.3  +.2  -.8  -2.5

Larry Whatley

B&L 5x7 Tessar

>Here's a surprise-- this old lens is surprisingly bad... and will
>probably make surprisingly good pictures!  (Can anyone tell me
>specifically about this "5x7 Bausch - Lomb Tessar Series 1c Pat. Feb24
>1903 No 2448486"?)
>
>It has a field about the same as a Dagor (!) because the astigmatism
>corrections are stretched out to cover more than 60 degrees, even wide
>open.  The problem is that the resolution falls to 5 or 10 lines/mm for
>about half the field for the wider apertures.  (One authority on fine
>print resolution says a resolution of 12 lpmm in the _print_ is
>considered to be truly "fine," by the way.)
>
>But... at apertures of f/22 and 32 this lens will cover its entire
>plate with resolution of 40 lines/mm or greater-- it sharpens up very
>nicely.  Perhaps this old lens was designed on purpose this way to
>cover this wide field angle, unusual for most tessars, with the fast
>aperture intended just for focusing, not taking?

I have one of these, it was on an old Agfa/Ansco view camera but is much older than the camera. Mine is S/nr. 3050646. It makes very sharp images. My guess as to date is based on the following clues: 1, It is a B&L not a B&L-Zeiss, makes it probably after the entry of the US in WW-1 (1914). 2, In 1927 the patent law was changed to require the actual patent numbers rather than just the date to written on products, makes the lens before 1927. 3, Patents are good for 17 years, 1903 + 17 = 1920. B&L may have continued to print the date on the lens rings after this. B&L was engaged in war production after 1914, they had the only credible optical glass factory in the US so got very busy. Best guess as to date therefore is 1918 to 1920. (Watch someone blow this closely reasoned argument to smithereens:-)) Mine is in a Wollensak Optimo shutter with marked speeds to 1/300 sec. This is an interesting shutter in which the shutter blades are double sided and turn through a complete 180deg when its tripped. When tripped again, they return. This permitted higher speeds than the usual oscillating blade variety but the effeciency at higher speeds wasn't too good, so the 1/300 may have been ligit for effective spped with the lens wide open when the thing was new. It makes about 1/50th now. This shutter dates from about the same period. This lens positivly amazed me when I first used it. Please note that even though its marked 5x7 the focal length is a little on the short side, about 180mm. It would be interesting to test more than one example to see if what you found is characteristic of the type or just an individual lens. It seems to me that B&L had some patents for modified Tessars themselves but I don't remember the dates. 1903 is the date of the Rudolph patent for the Tessar in the US.

Xenars and Other Tessars

The Xenars are great lenses, in the newer smaller size the will preform wonderfully on a press type camera. Older 210mm and above Xenars come in f/4.5 and get large and heavy. I have a 210 f/4.5 which is an excellent lens, but in a #3 shutter it is too heavy for a graflex and at slow speeds induces "shutter shake". All tessar type lenses should be used at f/11 or smaller. This is not really a problem since most sources suggest using any lens at two stops down from wide open (symmars f/5.6 = f/11). A real problem is cost. If the Xenars are new they cost apx. what USED Symmar/Sironar/Nikon/Fuji etc. 6 element designs cost. The older chrome Symmars are generally a good buy used (as is most non multi-coated ventage glass). Just check out the lens and shutter. However, at 300mm you are back to a #3 shutter. At 300mm the new Xenar may be the best choice for you or you may want to look at a used Apo Rronar as they come in a #1 shutter. The Ektars are generally great lenses, if ... a good shutter can be found. I am rather fond of the 203 Ektar, not a tessar type, rather an air spaced design (like artar). Some Ektars can be found in compur shutters... this is good stuff, later ventage. Ektar coatings can be soft though. Reynolds Neely

f4.5 480mm Voigtlander HELIAR

This enormous chunk of glass is one of the classic lens types. The Heliar was designed originally by Hans Harting of Voigtlander about 1900 although the version made later is a modification of the orginal with the order of the cemented elements reversed. This is a five element lens with the outer elements cemented. Kingslake classifies it as a variation of the triplet. Heliars had a reputation for being deluxe lenses with excellent performance. The coverage angle is somewhat limited compared to the simpler Tessar, usually given as 46deg. Heliars were made for probably about 70 years with design changes periodically. Unfortunately, I don't have any Voigtlander serial number infomation to help date this one. More about this lens and its designer may be found in: _A History of the Photographic Lens_ Rudolph Kingslake, 1989, San Diego, The Academic Press

4x5 large format photography

The 4 x 5 camera has been in use for over 100 years, so old gear is fine. I regularly use lenses from the 1950s and 1960s, and you've seen low-resolution scans on my gallery pages. The best photos on my site come from these old lenses, and the worst photos are made with the new Nikon digital SLR gear.

Schneider 47mm f/5.6 XL New! 16 November 2005

Schneider 65mm f/8 Super Angulon

Zeiss 75mm f/4.5 Biogon

Schneider 75mm f/5.6 Super Angulon

Schneider 90mm f/8 Super Angulon

Schneider 90mm f/6.8 Angulon

Nikkor-SW 90mm f/4.5

Wollensak 135mm f/4.5

Nikkor-W 135mm f/5.6

Schneider Symmar 150 mm f/5.6

Rodenstock Sironar-n 180mm f/5.6

Nikkor-W 210mm f/5.6

Nikkor-M 300mm f/9

Manufacturing dates for all Schneider lenses based on serial numbers:

50,000 January 1922
100,000 January 1925
200,000 June 1928
300,000 February 1929
400,000 April 1931
500,000 June 1932
600,000 August 1933
700,000 October 1934
800,000 September 1935
900,000 May 1936
1,000,000 November 21, 1936
2,000,000 September 4, 1948
3,000,000 May 20, 1952
4,000,000 October 29, 1954
5,000,000 February 26, 1957
6,000,000 May 19, 1959
7,000,000 February 1, 1961
8,000,000 March 14, 1963
8,500,000 February 21, 1964
9,000,000 February 1, 1965
9,500,000 September 21, 1965
10,000,000 January 18, 1967
10,500,000 October 6, 1967
11,000,000 November 15, 1968
11,500,000 June 22, 1970
12,000,000 September 15, 1972
13,000,000 January 1977
14,000,000 October 1983
14,100,000 January 1985
14,200,000 August 1986
14,300,000 November 1988
14,400,000 January 1991

Schneider Optics (lenses)

Manufacturing dates for Rodenstock lenses based on serial numbers:

(From "View Camera" magazine, Sep/Oct 2002. You should subscribe to this as I do!)

50,000 1910
200,000 1920
400,000 1930
700,000 1935
900,000 1938
950,000 1940
2,000,000 1945
2,500,000 1952
3,000,000 1954
4,000,000 1957
5,000,000 1961
6,000,000 1966
7,000,000 1971
8,000,000 1973
9,000,000 1974
9,500,000 1977
10,000,000 1979
10,500,000 1984
11,000,000 1991
11,150,000 1993
11,231,713 1994
11,294,073 1995
11,358,165 1996
11,407.513 1997
11,468,541 1998

 

Large format photography Forum - Lenses: classic

 

 

Medium-Format Cameras and Lenses

Single Lens Reflex Camera
6 x 6 cm Single-Lens-Reflex Camera with lens shade. (Frederic Athearn, 1995)
Twin lens reflex camera
Twin-Lens-Reflex Camera. (Frederic Athearn, 1995)

A medium-format camera is superior to a 35-mm camera for recording historic resources that may be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The medium-format camera captures details and allows for greater enlargement of negatives than the 35-mm camera without significant quality loss. Medium-format refers to cameras that use 120/220-size roll film. Medium-format photography is a compromise between small (35mm) format and large (a 4- x 5- inch) format negatives. Most working photographers acknowledge the superiority of a medium-format image over a small-format image.

By definition, any camera that uses 120/220-size-roll films is medium format. Standard medium formats are 6 x 6cm (2 1/4- x 2 1/4-inch), 6 x 7cm, 6 x 8cm, and 6 x 4cm. Using a medium-format camera, a photographer can make a detailed record of a historic property without the expense and difficulty of a 4 x 5, or larger, view camera. Medium-format equipment is also more commonly available and easier to use than large-format equipment.

The same comments that apply to 35-mm cameras regarding wide-angle lenses and telephoto lenses apply to medium-format cameras. Their use is seriously limited in architectural photography because normally they cannot be shifted to correct for distortion and perspective. Most current manufacturers make lenses for medium-format cameras that can be shifted called perspective correction or "pc" lenses. Perspective correction lenses are necessary for photographers using a medium-format camera to photograph architecture. They are expensive and they do not provide as much shift movement as a large-format view camera, nor do they offer as much shift movement or as wide an angle-of-view in their formats as do 28-mm or 24-mm shift lenses in the 35-mm format. Some currently available medium-format cameras that have interchangeable lenses (and in some cases, removable film backs) include: Hasselblad, Bronica, Mamiya, Pentax, Rollei, and Fujica.

Large-Format Cameras

Wood Field Camera
4- x 5-inch Wood Field Camera. (Frederic Athearn, 1995)
 

 

Large-format cameras commonly have film formats of 4- x 5-inches; less common is 5- x 7-inch. Many commercial studios and art photographers use 8- x 10-inch film. The primary virtue of the large-format camera is that it is fully adjustable. It will swing, tilt, shift, and move in almost any direction. It is the best camera for architectural photography, resulting in fully corrected photographs.

The three most common types of large-format cameras are the view camera, the field camera, and the technical, or press camera. A view camera is basically a unit with a front standard and a rear standard, with light-tight bellows in between, mounted on a rail or board. It can weigh as much as 20 lbs. The lens is on the front and the film holder is on the rear. The subject is viewed from the rear of the camera on a ground glass back. The viewed image is reversed and upside down. A heavy duty tripod is essential to hold a view camera steady.

Film for a large-format camera comes in cut-to-size sheets, not rolls. The film sheets go into light-proof film holders that are inserted at the back of the camera. The dark slide is removed, the film exposed, and the slide is replaced. (All film loading and unloading from the film holder(s) must be done in total darkness.)

The field camera differs from the view camera. It is basically a box with a drop bed to which the front standard and bellows are lowered. This camera is very compact, lightweight, and portable compared to the view camera. A wooden 4 x 5 field camera can weigh less than 3 lbs. A lighter tripod can be used with a field camera, reducing field weight. A field camera may have fewer moves than a view camera, but for most architectural purposes, it is perfectly adequate. Viewing and film exposure occur exactly in the same way as a view camera. Field cameras are popular with photographers who must hike into remote areas to take photographs.

A technical camera (or a press camera) is very similar to a field camera, except that it is heavier and may have features like a rangefinder. It also has more limited moves, in particular, shift and tilt abilities. There are many old press cameras available, the Speed Graphic for one, that are usable for producing 4 x 5 photographs.

The primary advantage of using a view or field camera is that architectural perspective corrections are easy to make. Also, the large-film-format gives sharper, more detailed images. A 4- x 5-inch negative, for example, needs only twice the enlargement to produce an 8- x 10-inch print. A 35-mm negative, on the other hand, needs eight times greater enlargement to produce an 8- x 10-inch print. A good 8- x 10-inch negative can be greatly enlarged without losing quality. An 8-x 10-inch contact print can be absolutely exquisite. It has a quality like no other photographic print.

Basic Tips on Lenses and Filters

Tripods and Hand-Holding the Camera.

The use of a good tripod will eliminate camera movement-resulting in a sharper image. This is particularly true if you are using a 35-mm camera. If you must shoot without a tripod, shoot at the highest possible speed to reduce camera shake. When you use a telephoto lens longer than 135mm, you should have the camera on a tripod. The longer the lens, the greater the shake. A general rule is, if you must handhold a long lens, your camera speed should be at least two times the length of the lens. For example, a 200-mm lens should be shot at 400th of a second.

Filters and Hoods.

Lens Hoods
Lens Hoods (Shades). L. rubber, clip-on type. R. metal, screw-on type. (Frederic Athearn, 1995)

High quality filters can improve photographs of architecture by enhancing details and bringing out surfaces that might otherwise go unnoticed. One of the most useful filters is a medium yellow, which increases contrast and helps to define the texture of wood, brick, and other surfaces. Orange and deep-yellow filters increase the effect even more. Green filters enhance foliage and plants, while a red filter can provide dramatic contrasts between dark and light areas. Photographs shot with a red filter can also provide more details when shooting masonry and poured concrete. A filter mounted over a lens will always degrade image quality somewhat, so use quality filters to reduce light and contrast loss.

Another useful filter for the photo-grapher is the polarizing filter, for reducing or eliminating reflection. This is particularly helpful if the photograph includes bodies of water or large areas of glass. Using a polarizer makes it possible to shoot through glass or into a situation where there is considerable glare. Polarizers can also increase contrast and/or darken blue skies in black and white photography.

All lenses with filters require exposure compensation, because they transmit less light than an unfiltered lens. A camera with a built-in light meter can calculate the correct speed and aperture. Because of light loss, working speeds and/or apertures will be lower than they would be without a filter. When using hand-held meters and cameras without light meters, the photographer must calculate the filter factor to assure properly exposed images. For example, if a medium-yellow filter has a filter factor of 2X, the f/stop must be increased by two stops or decreased by 2X. That would mean without a filter, you might be shooting at f/8 at 1/125th second. The f/stop is reduced to f/4 or reduced to 1/130th of a second to compensate for light loss from the filter. Again, if the camera has a through-the-lens metering system, compensation occurs automatically.

A simple, cheap and effective way to increase photographic quality is to use a lens shade (hood) for all shots. A lens hood should always be used on all lenses and cameras because it reduces flare and distortion and results in sharper, crisper photographs. Hoods also protect the front element of a lens from damage or from water when working in adverse conditions.

It is critically important to keep lenses clean, because dirt and fingerprints decrease contrast and sharpness. Dust should be blown off a lens, not rubbed off. If gentle blowing does not work, wipe the lens carefully with a special cleaning tissue available at most camera stores. Use cleaning fluid formulated for photographic lenses only. Use it sparingly to avoid loosening the lens elements or damaging the delicate multi-coatings. Dampen the tissue with the lens cleaning fluid. Apply with a circular motion. Finish with dry lens tissue. Do not ever rub a lens surface with an ordinary cloth; it will put tiny scratches in the lens coating. Camera manufacturers do not recommend using canned, pressurized air to blow off dust because the air pressure can damage lens surfaces, mirrors, and focusing screens. The best protection is to keep a UV or skylight filter screwed onto the lens more or less permanently.

 


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