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    Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    I have a recollection of Schneider producing these lenses but I can't remember what they were called, I have tried different descriptions in Googe but no luck, can anyone help please.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    The Schneider Fine Art lenses had lacquered brass finish.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    The Schneider Fine Art lenses had lacquered brass finish.

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    Hi Ian
    Not the fine art lenses, I think the ones I have in mind were specially finished Symmar S or maybe Xenar lenses produced in the 1980's? to compliment wood and brass cameras.

    Thanks anyway
    Tony

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    They were made to celebrate an anniversary, but I'm not sure which one.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    ...............that of Jos Schneider in, I believe 1980

    I have the 210mm Symmar S

    the only brass part is a circular ring which sits on top of the shutter

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    125th Anniversary Gold edition Schneider lenses, Gold front cell barrel and engrave around the edge. That'll be the birth of the founder as the company has only just celebrated 100 years of trading.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    Hi Ian
    Thanks for the info, I found a 150 Apo Symmar gold on Ebay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Schneider-...item25ace17604

    Sadly too expensive for me at the moment.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    I think they released similar pold plated lenses for other Anniversaries or occasions as well, the 125th Anniversary versions pre-date the Apo Symmar and were in a Compur shutter, there were 90mm Superangulon and 150 & 210mm Symmars.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    Hi Ian
    Thanks again, I will keep looking for a more affordable (hopefully) gold Symmar S 150mm.

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    Re: Schneider Retro Brass Finish Lenses.

    Note that in the case of the Fine Art lenses, at least some of the models had removable brass barrels that had nothing to do with the optics. When I tested one for VC Magazine, I noticed that feature and took the brass off so that it wouldn't get marked up in any way while I was using it in the field. Made it lighter, and avoided scratching the lacquer finish.

    The Fine Art XL lenses are very, very fine performers, but obviously somewhat esoteric in application, with IC's much larger than any 8x10 requires, even with movements. I used the 550mm on a 7x17 with a huge shift and it covered better than the bellows was able to manage...

    The gold lenses were normal lenses with gold plating on the barrel as far as I knew. I don't think they were any different optically from their contemporary brethren.


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