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    Rodenstock stops manufacture of a number of LF lenses

    As a german magazine reports at least these lenses will be affected and more will follow:

    Apo-Sironar S 100 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 180 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 240 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 300 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 360 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 120 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 180 mm
    Grandagon N 65 mm
    Grandagon N 75 mm
    Grandagon N 90 mm

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    what magazine?
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    Photoscala

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    Sad news indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    As a german magazine reports at least these lenses will be affected and more will follow:

    Apo-Sironar S 100 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 180 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 240 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 300 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 360 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 120 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 180 mm
    Grandagon N 65 mm
    Grandagon N 75 mm
    Grandagon N 90 mm
    the price for 2nd hand LFlenses just went up.
    Regards

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    I'm presuming they're concentrating on their line of Apo-Sironar Digital (HR) lenses, there's enough second-hand LF lenses floating around at less than half the price of new to make manufacturing new ones rather uncompetitive.
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    There is a used market, the manufacturer is still existing and there is a competitor with still a similar range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Croubie View Post
    I'm presuming they're concentrating on their line of Apo-Sironar Digital (HR) lenses, there's enough second-hand LF lenses floating around at less than half the price of new to make manufacturing new ones rather uncompetitive.
    I suspect that it is more likely that Rodenstock has either run low or run out of #1 and #3 shutters.

    When their stock of #0 shutters runs low they will no doubt announce the discontinuation of those lenses as well.

    Though a niche market in a declining sector, with a world-wide monopoly I would have thought that Copal could still make a decent profit with their mechanical shutter line.

    I expect that Schneider isn't far behind.

    Very sad.
    Last edited by f8&bthere; 12-07-2013 at 02:50 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Good point. I forgot about the shutter availability issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    You can avoid that problem if you use a focal plane shutter such as a Graflex Model D or a Speed Graphic.
    Or Sinar Copal shutter...

    The mechanical versions of the Sinar shutters may got up in price, as the parts for the standard shutters get scarce.

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