Strange Schneider Componon S 135mm 5.6

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by paul owen, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. paul owen

    paul owen Member

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    I need some help!! I'm trying to fit a 135mm Componon S to my LPL 4500. The spec sheet with the enlarger states that I need a threaded lens plate of 50mm - it is too big for the lens! I measured the thread on the lens and it comes out at about 42mm. I checked the Schneider web page and the current 135mm has a 50mm thread but from the lens date table I think my example is vintage 1975/ 76. Am I missing something! Does the lens need a retaining ring of some description to allow it to fit a 50mm threaded lens plate or does it require the 42mm plate (also available for the LPL). Thanks in advance! Paul
     
  2. Thilo Schmid

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    Paul,

    this is correct. There have been several revisions of the Componon-S 5.6/135 and the newer ones do have a M50 mount. And both sizes are standard sizes (you will find M42 mounts on other lenses, too). You should be able to get a Lensmount with a 42mm hole. Adaptors are usually much harder to find.

    Regards,
    Thilo Schmid