You're right it's not a copy, that't because it may well actually be a Componon. Both Vivitar and Meopta sold Schneider made cells in their own barrels.
Originally Posted by ic-racer
My 150mm Vivitar VHE has cells that say made in Germany and was identical optically to a Componon, I guess I bought mine around 1980 or just after.
The front and rear cells of those earlier composite barrel Componons should unscrew very easily and not require any tools, it's olnly the lateer more plasticenlarger lenses that mabe a problem. All my Componon and earlier Compon S lenses will split easily for cleaning tey do tend to get a slight build up on the inner surfaces over time and are easily cleaned.
He posted that it is 5 element. Componon is six.
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
Oh no, feel GAS coming on...
A good spanner wrench isn't cheap
Just purchased a Meopta Anaret S 50/4.5, and a Meopta Meogon 50/5.6. I was interested based on the reviews on this site, where the Meogon does pretty well:
Will be interested to see the results from printing from these. I dont have a problem with brightness, as at f8, my PCS 2000 only needs 10s typically, so its pretty bright for focussing (normally, I use the dimmed light setting with f2.8 for focussing).