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Rob Vinnedge
8-Apr-2013, 09:40
I've just been alerted to a possible new ULF lens by Schneider, the 770mm Fine Art XXL lens. It appears on the Schneider website, but I can't find it on the usual ULF suppliers' websites. Does anyone know about this?

Thanks!

EOTS
8-Apr-2013, 09:46
Hi Rob,

Greiner has one listed, but I am not sure whether it is a new focal length or a new revision or not new at all:
http://www.greiner-photo.com/en/shop/15-fachobjektive/64-schneider-kreuznach-analog/1097-770mm-/16-schneider-kreuznach-xxl-format-fine-art-lens/flypage_new.tpl.html

Best regards,
Martin

IanG
8-Apr-2013, 10:08
I don't think it's that new it's been listed by Schneider for some time, it's probably to special factory order, sat on a shelf at the Schneider factory itself rather than any specific dealer. Of course a German dealer could get schneider to post it direct to a buyer. It's in the Schneider 2012 price list. That seller has lenses listed that are currently sold out (Cooke).

When I bought a 300mm f9 Nikon M in the UK that had to be imported from the factory as no dealers kept them on the shelf in the UK.

Ian

Dave Wooten
8-Apr-2013, 10:50
Paul Cousins
from Schneider says they are special order. He will have availability info and price, he is contacting Schneider.
? Would one prefer this to 550, or would it be nice to have both? :)

Scott Davis
8-Apr-2013, 13:24
Dave- I think it would depend entirely on your budget :)

Dave Wooten
8-Apr-2013, 14:43
700 mm "normal" for 20 x 24.

Rob Vinnedge
9-Apr-2013, 09:50
I would like all three XXL's. I'm trying to see what else I can sell to make that happen! The 770mm would be an excellent portrait length for 14x17 or even 11x14.

Scott Davis
9-Apr-2013, 12:40
I think I'll just get SK Grimes to put my Docter Optics 600mm Apo-Germinar in a shutter first. It'd certainly cost a lot less :)

Dan Fromm
9-Apr-2013, 12:53
I think I'll just get SK Grimes to put my Docter Optics 600mm Apo-Germinar in a shutter first. It'd certainly cost a lot less :)

Fine, wonderful, but on Docter's claims (see http://www.arnecroell.com/docter.pdf), which seem optimistic, it won't cover 16 x 20 at infinity, let alone the 550 and 1100 XXLs' 900 mm.

Scott Davis
9-Apr-2013, 13:23
Fine, wonderful, but on Docter's claims (see http://www.arnecroell.com/docter.pdf), which seem optimistic, it won't cover 16 x 20 at infinity, let alone the 550 and 1100 XXLs' 900 mm.

It will cover 14x17, which is the biggest I've got.

Dan Fromm
9-Apr-2013, 14:44
Scott, that just fits Docter's claimed coverage. How's image quality in the corners? With negs that big, do you enlarge as well as contact print?

Scott Davis
10-Apr-2013, 12:32
Dan- I haven't had it mounted to the camera yet, so I don't know. I only contact print, so even if the corners go a little soft, it's probably tolerable. I'll also most likely be using it in the studio for portraits, so coverage won't be an issue either.

jammo
5-May-2013, 13:20
If I am not mistaken, this lens was "custom made" for Polidori. I believe 10 in all were produced. An outstanding lens. Greiner took the rest.

Dave Wooten
5-May-2013, 15:14
I am not familiar with Polidori?

Kirk Gittings
5-May-2013, 15:30
Robert Polidori (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Polidori)

Dave Wooten
5-May-2013, 15:32
Thanks Kirk

Oren Grad
23-Apr-2019, 11:37
For the record, Schneider made another small batch of the 770 XXL. Retailers known to have offered this are Walker Camera and Badger Graphic. Badger reports the production quantity as 28, price as (take a deep breath) $16,895.