Vintage Tele-Xenar Lens Data

Tele-Xenar lenses are 4-element, 2-group telephoto lenses. As with all telephoto lenses, they have a short flange focal length, allowing the use of long lenses even on cameras with limited bellows draw. The 360mm and 500mm focal lengths feature 35° of coverage. The 1000 mm lenses, by comparison, give only an 18° angle of coverage, but require even less bellows draw than other telephoto designs (slightly more than 1/2 the effective focal length, as opposed to about 2/3 for a normal tele lens). All of the Tele-Xenars will cover the 5×7 inch format.

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