View Full Version : schneider - kreuznach tele-xenar:4,8/200mm

Perry Jacobs
8-Dec-2004, 13:44

Does anyone have any information about this lens? I donot know its use but would like to use it in large format if possible (4x5).

Only other printing says compur which I assume is the mount type?

serial number is 11 506 094, so made in the 70's. I have found almost no info on this lens anywhere on the web! Thanks in advance

Tony Galt
8-Dec-2004, 17:01
Never seen one, but I'd assume it is designed for smaller film sizes than 4x5 if it is a 200mm tele-xenar. Are you sure it isn't longer, maybe 300mm. A tele-lens is usually designed for use on a bellows which is short and won't extend out far enough to focus a normal lens of a particular focal length. Since a 210mm is a very standard sort of lens for 4x5, I would guess that almost all field or view cameras could easily accomodate 200mm. Compur is the brand of the shutter not a mount. Perhaps this was meant for use on a 6x7 or 6x9, smaller press or perhaps view camera. Or perhaps it is for some other purpose.

Chauncey Walden
8-Dec-2004, 18:13
This may be a lens for a Kodak Retina 35mm.

Ernest Purdum
8-Dec-2004, 19:50
"Compur" is a tradename for clockwork type shutters made by the Friedrich Deckel company of Munich, Germany.

Ole Tjugen
8-Dec-2004, 23:50
The Tele-Xenar 200mm is not usable on 4x5" film. The shortest Tele-Xenar for LF was a 240mm for 9x12cm, and 270mm for 4x5". It might cover 6x9cm. See http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/small_format_lenses/tele-xenar/ (http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/small_format_lenses/tele-xenar/) - note "small format".