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Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens

SKU: RD21056SIRS MFR: 160704
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About the Rodenstock 210mm

The Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens is a slightly long lens for either the 4x5 or 5x7 formats. Designed for universal use, it has been modified to provide the highest image reproduction quality. Like the Apo-Sironar-N, its applications are practically limitless. Its special strengths can be seen when complex, fine structures in the adjustment range have to be reproduced.

The angle of coverage of the 210mm Sironar-S is a whopping 75deg., permitting very generous shifts of at least 90mm in the 4x5 format and 61mm in the 5x7 format. This allows more control over the large format image and less limits upon the creative capacity of the photographer. It is particularly useful when photographing architecture from the ground level.

Today's modern fully-multicoated lenses for large format film cameras available from the 'big four' are all so good that for the most part they're practically interchangeable. Perhaps it has been more important to consider the lens dimensions in relation to your camera's limits, or perhaps collect lenses based on a shared filter size. But in the tried and true 6-element, 4-group standard lens formula, the Apo-Sironar-S stands head & shoulders above the rest thanks to its ED glass.

This lens stuns at ideal apertures like any of the modern 6-element/4-group lenses will, but it is at the apertures which are far from ideal in the world of large format where the Apo-Sironar-S justifies its superior performance claims. While you might be disappointed with a skillfully-crafted effort at f/16 with another 210mm 6-element/4-group lens, the 210mm Apo-Sironar-S will still impress. Indeed, f/16 is within its recommended shooting aperture range.

Rodenstock 210mm Includes

  • Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 Apo-Sironar-S Lens
  • Copal #1 Shutter
  • 75mm Push-On Front Cap
  • 65mm Push-On Rear Cap
  • Rodenstock Warranty

Rodenstock 210mm Features

  • A compact, extremely sharp slightly long lens for the 4x5 or 5x7 formats
  • Increased coverage (to 75deg.) for the classic 6-element, 4-group optical design
  • Use of extra-low dispersion (ED) glass allows for no visible color fringing, even at edges
  • Brighter ideal working aperture range of f/16-32 allows shorter exposures and sharper outdoor images
  • Maximum image circle of 316mm allows ±90mm of rise/fall/shift (in both vertical/horizontal composition) for 4x5 format and ±61mm for 5x7 format
  • Accepts 72mm filters
  • Standard-style Copal #1 shutter with calibrated aperture scale and maximum 1/400th speed

Rodenstock 210mm Specifications

Focal Length 210 mm
Aperture Range f/5.6 - 64
Covering Power 75deg.
Optical Configuration Groups: 4 Elements: 6
Flange Focal Distance 202 mm
Flange Thread 39 mm x 0.75
Image Circle 316 mm @ f/22
Shutter Copal #1
Shutter Speeds 1 / 400 to 1 second B, T
Slip-On Cap Size Front: 75mm
Filter Thread Front: 7mm
Overall Length 2.74" / 69.5mm
Weight 17.28oz / 489.87g
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