Resources list

Compiled by Q.-Tuan Luong for the Large Format Page

Manufacturers

Cameras

Lenses - vendors information - compiled by Oren Grad

Rodenstock:

(Current LF and "digital" lenses) http://www.linos.de/pdf/en/prod/rodenstock_photo_optics_e.pdf

Schneider:

(Current LF lenses) http://www.schneideroptics.com/photography/large_format_lenses/

(Current "digital" lenses) http://www.schneideroptics.com/photography/digital_photography/

(Discontinued lenses) http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses/

(Schneider Apo-Helvetar for Alpa 12 cameras) http://www.alpa.ch/alpa/helvetar.htm

Fujinon:

(Current LF lenses) http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/mar-1997.htm

On this page Kerry Thalmann has kindly provided scans of specification tables from a Fujinon lens brochure dated March 1997. For non-Japanese readers, these are easier to read than the tables on the Fujifilm site in Japan. I have reviewed the Japanese web site today and verified that Kerry's scanned tables are still up-to-date for the current product line.

Nikkor:

(Current LF lenses) http://www.europe-nikon.com/category.aspx?countryid=20&languageid=22&catId=149

This link leads to the Nikkor-W page; there are links to the other lens series on the left side of the page.

Caltar:

(Current LF and "digital" lenses) http://www.calumetphoto.com

No direct link - need to go to Calumet home page and enter "Caltar" into search engine in upper right corner, then click on individual product links. Caltar II-N lenses are Apo-Sironar-Ns and Grandagon-Ns; Caltar II-E lenses are Geronars. Caltar-D (digital) lenses are listed without specifications, but the focal lengths offered appear to match the Schneider Digitars.

Sinaron:

(Current LF and "digital" lenses) http://www.sinar.ch/down/sup/prka_objekt_e.pdf

Sinaron LF lenses are Apo-Sironar-N, Apo-Sironar-S, Apo-Grandagon, Grandagon-N, Apo-Ronar and Apo-Macro-Sironar lenses made by Rodenstock. By specifications, the Sinaron Digital lenses appear to be a mix of Rodenstock- and Schneider-sourced lenses.

Congo:

(Current LF lenses) http://www.cosmonet.org/congo/spec_e.htm

Osaka:

(Current LF lenses) http://www.bromwellmarketing.com/lenses.htm

Comparing specifications, Osaka lenses appear to be mostly Congo lenses, except for the 150 and 210 6-element lenses. The specifications for these two lenses appear to match those for the corresponding Wistar W lenses, a series offered by Wista only in Japan, and which I've never seen in the US.

Wisner:

(Convertible plasmat) http://www.wisner.com/Page14.html

(120 and 210 compact lenses offered with Flight 4x5 model; minimal info; also made by Congo?) http://www.wisner.com/flight.htm

Cooke:

(Links to pages for both XVa Triple Convertible and PS945 Portrait from home page - scroll down) http://www.cookeoptics.com/

Accessories

Repairmen/machinists

Misc services

Retailers

I cannot list manually every retailer of large format equipment. See the reader contributed list of commercial resources for LF photography. Just a few words about where to shop based on my own experience.

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