Up for sale is a very nice and fairly rare lens. The Schneider Xenotar 150mm (6in) is a prized lens for 4x5 shooters. This lens is incredibly sharp even when full open. The Xenotar will comfortable cover 4x5 and allow some movements.
The lens has been professionally mounted in a Copal 3s shutter that just finished a full CLA. It has a new aperture indicator sticker on that correctly lays out this specific lens’ aperture points.
Shutter is mounted into a speed graphic lens board. Custom spacers and adapters have been machined to exact original air gap specifications. All mounting hardware and ring is included if you wish to remount it. Also included is the original barrel mount with aperture diaphragm and mounting ring.
this lens does show some slight “schneider-itis”. It does not affect the image at all. This lens has some minor “bright” spots on the front and rear elements with some minor haze towards the edge of the front element. These imperfections are only visible in very specific lighting conditions (harsh light directly from the side of the lens). The images shown were taken under an extremely bright, 60W studio LED. Our testing has shown that these minor defects do NOT affect the image quality of the lens. This lens was rescued from a military use, 4 lens camera.