Tele Arton 5,5/270mm Multicoated?

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by alpshiker, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Does someone know about this late production model, similar in aspect to the
    5,5/250mm Multicoated (black Copal1) ? I wrote to Schneider in Germany and I was
    given the caracteristics of the old 270 Tele-Arton, with 152mm F/f and 178mm
    image circle. It would be nice if so, but the late 250mm requiring 200mm F/f, I
    would think that these numbers are not for the late one. Anyone owns one or has
    a leaflet ?
  2. Here's what Schneider says at
    "The Tele-Arton is a telephoto design. Their short flange focal length allows the use of long lenses on cameras with short bellows extension, such as the "technical cameras". Earlier f/4 and f/5.5 models are 5 elements in 4 groups. The 250 mm f/5.6 is a modern multicoated 5-element, 5-group lens. All models have a 35 deg. angle of coverage." So it seems that there are only single coated f5.5 Tele-Artons. They have a link giving the same specs that you mention:

    If you are considering a specific lens, just look for the word "Multicoating" on the lens -- see
  3. It's funny that they have tech sheets for the old stuff but not for the ones recently dropped. There is just a mention but no spec sheet for the 5,5 250mm Tele-Arton S for instance as far as I could find, and this 270mm is supposedly of the same vein. Thanks Michael.
  4. Hi Paul,

    the german site of Schneider has an "archiv" with old adv's as pdf Hope you find the needed info there.

    kind regards Thomas
  5. Hi Thomas,

    Been through twice before posting, but thanks!
  6. Hello,

    I am aware that this thread has been started several months ago and it seems like there is no further information on this matter.

    However, as I would like to purchase the Tele-Arton 5.5/270mm MC mentioned here, I was hoping to get some new information by someone who actually uses this lens.

    I would like to use it on a 6x9 Ebony. Is the focal flange distance really 152mm? How is the optical quality compared to commun Sironar-Ns or similar lenses?

    Any other information would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you very much.


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