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Ron Marshall
2-Feb-2006, 22:28
Would anyone be able to tell me the approximate weight of a 480mm f11 Schneider Apo-Artar?

Oren Grad
2-Feb-2006, 22:49
Schneider quotes a range from 775 to 895 g depending on the shutter. Data here:

www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses/apo-artar/apo_artar.pdf (http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses/apo-artar/apo_artar.pdf)

Ted Harris
3-Feb-2006, 07:14
I used to have one that I bought as a barrel lens and had Steve Grimes mount it in an Ilex #5. I was never happoy with the performance of the lens a later replaced it with a Nikon 450 M which I still use. The 480, in that configuration, was both larger and heavier than the 450 M.

Oren Grad
3-Feb-2006, 09:05
The Nikon specification for the 450M in Copal 3 is 640g.

Ron Marshall
3-Feb-2006, 15:40
Ted, what did you find lacking with the performance of the lens.

Carsten Wolff
13-Feb-2006, 16:02
Mine is frontmounted in a large Alphax (#4 I think). total weight in a Linhof board (!) 1160g......

Ted Harris
14-Feb-2006, 20:50
Ron, mine was just not as sharp as I expected it to be ... was likely my particular lens.