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    Lachlan 717
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    355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Came across a Schneider G Claron 355mm f11 lens.

    I had no idea this lens existed, let alone anything about it.

    Searching proved fruitless.

    Anyone know anything about it?

    Note::, this is not marked as a WA variant.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    It looks like it is in a #1. Schneider says it should be in a #3. They don't say it, but a #1 doesn't open as wide as a #3.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Thanks, Dan.

    Definitely in a Copal #1.

    First I've seen of this specification.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Just a guess that they offered some f/11 lenses so it would fit into the smaller Copal 1 shutter instead of the larger Copal 3.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Most likely same glass, barrels different at the inner ends. #1 tube length is 20 mm, #3 is 32.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Interesting to know the difference in coverage.

    But, at the STUPIDLY EXPENSIVE asking price, I'll never know!
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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    Just a guess that they offered some f/11 lenses so it would fit into the smaller Copal 1 shutter instead of the larger Copal 3.
    Also, it could be the same optics, but mounted in a Copal 1 shutter for the smaller size and weight, and lower cost.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    That is interesting. I have a slightly earlier 355 G Claron - 13 35x xxx serial vs 13 67x xxx serial on this example - and the barrel is a stepped design so they have come up with a new barrel design for this version rather than make an adapter.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ewins View Post
    That is interesting. I have a slightly earlier 355 G Claron - 13 35x xxx serial vs 13 67x xxx serial on this example - and the barrel is a stepped design so they have come up with a new barrel design for this version rather than make an adapter.
    Why then are there not more examples of this out there in the consuming world? Did Schneider do a run and then pull the pin? Just surprised in all of the years I have followed the G Claron design this is a new one to me and likely many others as well.

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    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    Weren't there some counterfeit lenses around about 8 years ago? From memory, some of the Schneider APO range?

    They had really bad fonts, I think.

    Although, this font looks legit.
    Last edited by Lachlan 717; 17-Apr-2017 at 22:11.
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