View Full Version : What lens is this (photo)

23-Feb-2016, 17:20
Saw this on petapixel today: http://petapixel.com/2016/02/23/crowd-photographers-looks-like-firefall-yosemite/

Any thoughts on what the setup here is? Looks like a Linhof but what is that lens?



23-Feb-2016, 17:57
I asked the same question in a thread in the Lounge :)

Looks like a Copal 3 at least.

Ken Lee
23-Feb-2016, 19:19
Tele Arton ? See http://www.cameranonaniwa.co.jp/blog/shinsaibashi/secondhand/6186/

David Lobato
23-Feb-2016, 19:20
It's probably a 240mm f5.6 plasmat type, definitely a Copal 3 shutter. I have a Schneider Symmar-S 240mm lens that resembles it. The bellows draw looks too short to be for a 300mm lens.

23-Feb-2016, 19:37
While we're at it, what is that boxy thing apparently in the accessory shoe?

23-Feb-2016, 19:45
It's not in the accessory shoe, it is under the GG - it's a Horseman exposure meter. I have one and it's quite a nice little device. Other than using old mercury batteries.

Oren Grad
23-Feb-2016, 21:18
MT3000, with that extra knob in the front corner?

The marking on the rim of the front cell does look to be in Schneider's style, with the shape matching a two line inscription of "LENS MADE IN GERMANY" above the serial number.

Noah A
24-Feb-2016, 18:42
Looks a lot like a 300/5.6 plasmat, maybe an APO Symmar. The front element looks too large for a 240. Camera looks to be an MT 3000.

Bill Burk
24-Feb-2016, 19:08
Wow, and all this time I thought Firefall was a special event where they built a huge bonfire at the top and pushed it over the edge.

24-Feb-2016, 19:29
judging from the space between the front of the lens
and the shutter ... it looks like this same lens
rodenstock sironar n

Bill Burk
24-Feb-2016, 20:32
I wasn't wrong about it... from 1872 to 1969 in the summer, at 9 o'clock they would push a campfire over the edge of Glacier Point...

24-Feb-2016, 22:00
What about the 2 MF looking cameras to the right? A Hasselblad right and a? 2 Hasselblads?

Noah A
26-Feb-2016, 19:00
The MF cameras look like a Rolleiflex HY6 and a Hasselblad.

Bill Burk
1-Mar-2016, 19:15
Here's a look behind-the-scenes at Yosemite's Firefall