View Full Version : APO Ronar 300/9 age (and generally Rodenstock's)?
(I've searched through the archive, but the answer is nowhere...)
Found an APO Ronar 300mm f/9 in a used gear web shop. It has no shutter, obviously being a reproduction lens. I was said it's SN is 10,334,xxx. How old could it be, or where can I find any age chart of Rodenstock lenses?
Thanks for your quick help, Michael
Call the US distributor HP Marketing's Bob Salomon. He rather talk to you directly than to post serial number information on a website. And the parent company in Germany hasn't made much of an investment in its website either. I guess they assume that by forcing you to contact them, it gives them an opportunity to sell you something else? Or it is just too much trouble to post a table of serial numbers and lens info for this new fangled internet thing...
Kerry L. Thalmann
The lens was made in the early 1980s (around 1983, give or take). I have a table of Rodenstock serial numbers vs. date of manufacture on my web site at:
The same table was also published with an article I wrote on Rodenstock lenses that ran in the Sep/Oct 2002 issue of View Camera magazine.
10,xxx,xxx = 1979 10,500,000=1984
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