Press release BoxID: 311499 (Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH)
  • Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH
  • Ringstraße 132
  • 55543 Bad Kreuznach
  • Contact person
  • Fabian Parusel
  • +49 (69) 210860-0

SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH develops a new wide-angle lens for digital photography: Apo-Digitar 5.6/43 XL

(PresseBox) (Bad Kreuznach, ) Schneider-Kreuznach has designed a new, extremely high-performing and universally applicable wide-angle lens, expanding its range of products for digital photography with large sensors of over 43 mm. Apo-Digitar 5.6/43 XL has been developed for photographers who generally prefer a wide-angle lens to a standard lens, but who are looking for a combination of high quality and the wide freedom of movement that is necessary for perspective corrections or adjustments.

The lens has a large image circle of 110 mm from an aperture of 8, enabling a wide range of settings. This apochromatically corrected eight-element and symmetrical lens provides high-quality images even at full aperture. At a working aperture of 8, it provides a homogeneous resolution and exceptional contrast. With a focal length of 43 mm and a 5.6 aperture, the Apo-Digitar 5.6/43 XL is a real all-rounder on location as well as in a studio. A digital center filter is also available as a Photoshop plug-in for Macintosh.

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider Kreuznach Isco Division (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 640 employees worldwide, with 335 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.