Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Makro-Symmar HM

Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Makro-Symmar HM

Lens Summary

Brand: Schneider

Also Known As: Schneider 80mm f/5.6 HM

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Large Format

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Large Format

Release Date: N/A

MSRP Price: $1374

Made in: Germany

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Makro-Symmar HM Lens is a large format lens specifically designed for macro use, primarily for the 6x9 format. It can also be used upon smaller cameras, and even upon 4x5 cameras at reproduction ratios of 1:1 to 4:1. Within its recommended 1:4 to 4:1 reproduction ratio range, the Makro-Symmar HM produces images with superior resolution, contrast, and color correction. The difference versus a common-use large format lens is stunning. It is an apochromatic design, and incorporates costly ULD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) glass elements for the highest possible quality. The Makro-Symmar HM is meant to be used at larger apertures to limit the degradation of image quality caused by diffraction.

Schneider 80mm f/5.6 Makro-Symmar HM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens Type Prime Lens
Focal Length 80mm
Mount Type Large Format
Format Large Format
Compatible Format(s) Large Format
Compatible with Teleconverters No
Image Stabilization No
Aperture Information
Aperture Ring Yes
Maximim Aperture f/5.6
Minimum Aperture f/32
Optical Information
Lens Elements 8
Lens Groups 4
Nano Coating No
Anti-Reflective Coating No
Focus Information
Focus Manual Focus
Built-in Focus Motor No
Silent Wave / UltraSonic Motor No
Filter Information
Filter Size 40.5mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust Sealing No
Mount Material Metal
Tripod Collar No
Weight 200g
Other Information
Available in Colors Black

Reader Interactions


  1. JuanPC
    March 31, 2016 at 10:10 am

    can be Used in 35mm with a bunch of ring adapters and helicoid m42 mounts.
    Set to infinite, is sharper than most fixed lens 6x6cm cameras… Using the same film brand/model.
    M32,5×0,5 – M42x1 rafcamera

  2. JuanPC
    March 31, 2016 at 10:12 am

    The lens has coating, very strong metallic purple.

  3. JuanPC
    March 31, 2016 at 10:15 am

    There is a version without Copal shutter, instead has a manual iris ring…
    For enlargers & factories CCD camera quality control or something.

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