Unusual 1939 Schneider Symmar f6.8 210mm Dagor type

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by jimgalli, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. jimgalli

    jimgalli Subscriber

    Sep 7, 2002
    Tonopah Neva
    ULarge Format

    Pre WWII German lenses were certainly things of beauty.

    This is uncoated. 4 air~glass interfaces. Dagor's have some magic when it comes handling contrast. They seem to make it behave somehow. I always get pleasing negs with dagor type lenses.


    This covers 85+ degrees. Which means it will cover an 8X10 plate with modest movements. You'll be hard pressed, maybe impossible to find a more compact 210mm that is immenently usable on the 8X10 format. No, you can't put the bag bellows on and slam the front up 4 inches for the empire state building. But for landscapes and such, it is lovely.


    Shutter was harvested from a Zeiss 150mm and the scale re-made for 210. This is the correct shutter for this lens though. The modern Copals have a recess before the threads start while this lens has threads all the way to the land.


    $415.00 + shipping to U