/ 150mm f/4.6 APO-Symmar Macro PQ Schneider Bellows lens for Rolleiflex Hy6 and 6000 series cameras
150mm f/4.6 APO-Symmar Macro PQ Schneider Bellows lens for Rolleiflex Hy6 and 6000 series cameras
Cat. No. Used-150mmAPO-TD-6010
Used: 150mm f/4.6 APO-Symmar Macro PQ Schneider Bellows lens for Rolleiflex Hy6 and 6000 series cameras
This is one of the special lenses for the Rolleiflex SLR systems that often get's overlooked. It happens to be one of the sharpest lenses available and has a really cool large format look and beautifully smooth bokeh. This might be because it has no retro focal element and a huge image circle. The large image circle allows it to be used on Rollei's technical camera the Xact2 with maximum movements. I use my copy with a custom-built tilt-shift mechanism attached to my Hy6 Mod2. This works super well for product photography. But you don't need anything really special to use this lens, just enough extension - 68mm or more. So a bellows extension would be perfect but you can also use the 68mm extension tube.
This copy has a fair amount of cosmetic wear but scratch-free glass and has been tested and is working well. You will see some bubbles in the rear - this is known as 'schneideritis' which is common with older Schneider lenses where the edges of the glass start to bubble. It doesn't affect image quality.