The new Rodenstock HR Digaron-S 23 mm f/5.6 is the first super wide-angle lens providing a large image circle of 70 mm and a flange focal length and back focal length allowing its use with nearly all types of technical cameras.
Its optical construction has been optimized to meet the requirements of digital photography. An almost diffraction limited high resolution is achieved in the whole image area already for a full aperture. So sensors with a pixel pitch down to 6 µm and a resolution up to approx. 60 megapixels can tap their full potential. Especially photographers of (interior) architecture or landscapes, who had to use an analogue
film for taking extreme image angles until now, will be highly impressed by this lens.
The focal length of 23 mm for a 37x49 mm sensor corresponds to a focal length of 16 mm for a 24x36 mm sensor.
The back focal length of 16.5 mm is only 1 mm shorter compared to the HR Digaron-S 28 mm and leaves enough space between the rear mount and the sensor for swing -and-tilt movements without touching the sensor or rear standard.
The flange focal length of approx. 45 mm allows focusing at infinity with almost all technical camera models. On many of these cameras a flat lens board can be applied, which makes it much easier to set the aperture and the shutter speed and permits the use of the Rollei Electronic shutter.
The retro-focus design causes a steeper light incidence at the margin. So the further fall-off in illumination, which is inevitable when using micro lens sensors, can be avoided.
No vignetting occures already for the full aperture f/5.6.
The optical effect of the sensor cover glass has been taken into account in the optic calculation for eliminating its spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as its astigmatism.
The high tech multi-coating provides for ultimate transmission, excellent contrast and freedom of ghost and flare.
Image Circle at infinity - 70mm @ f8 - covers 37x49mm sensor
This allows shift of up to 7mm vertically and 5mm horizontally on a 37x49mm sensor
Flange to focal distance at infinity - approx. 45mm in Copal shutter
Filter Size - 72mm
Weight - 750g in Copal shutter