FUJINON'S LARGE FORMAT LENSES

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RECTAR

Some historians suggest that World War II really started when Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Others consider that it actually started ten years earlier, in 1931, when Japan invaded Manchuria.  That was eight years before Germany invaded Poland and England & France declared war, and ten years before Japan attacked the USA at Pearl Harbor and Wake Island.  And WWII didn't end when Hitler committed suicide, as many think. It didn't end until Japan surrendered -- with conditions -- on September 2, 1945.  A few say that WWII wasn't completely over until the last Japanese soldiers surrendered in 1974!  Anyway, in the midst of the War, in 1938, the Fuji Film Company saw potential in the world of optics, and produced lenses and cameras needed by the military.  After the War, they slowly rebuilt and started making lenses for various, developing, civilian, photographic companies and businesses.  Most were for cameras with formats that had been common in Japan before the war.  Fuji named their lenses "Rectar" -- after many well-known German lenses by Steinheil -- which the uninformed called "Rectsr" (because the "a" kinda, sorta, looked like an "s"), and the ignorant call "Rectal" (in an attempt to belittle their quality). Some even claimed that these lenses were filled with water, instead of glass -- no kidding!  Undoubtedly, these Fuji lenses were modeled after German, Tessar-type lenses that were common in Japan before the War.  There were at least four of Fuji's Rectar lenses that were made for what we nowadays refer to as "large format".  The early Rectar lenses were made with uncoated glass, but it is possible that all Rectar lenses were uncoated.  Afterall, the first, coated, Japanese lenses did not appear until Minolta produced them in 1947.  It might be that when Fuji added coating to their lenses that they changed the name to Fujinar (see below).  It is possible that there were other focal lengths than those listed here, but not too likely. The Rectar name was also used on Fuji's early enlarger and camera lenses.  If you can find a Rectar, you own a piece of history.

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RECTAR 18cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? BARREL (56x1mm?) 49mm? ? It is marked inside the filter ring.
RECTAR 21cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? BARREL (62x1mm?) 58mm? ? It is marked inside the filter ring.
RECTAR 25cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? BARREL (75x1mm?) 67mm? ? It is marked inside the filter ring.
RECTAR 30cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? BARREL (90x1mm?) 82mm? ? It is marked inside the filter ring.


FUJINAR

An evolutionary outgrowth of the Rectar series, the Fujinar series of lenses were Fuji's second series of large format lenses.  They changed the name of their lenses from "Rectar" to "Fujinar" in 1954.  This early series offers at least four lenses for large format users -- from 180mm to 300mm.  All are single-coated Tessar designs (four elements in three groups) with wide apertures of f4.5.  All came as in-barrel lenses without shutters.  The only probable difference between these lenses and their predecessors -- besides the name -- is the lens coating.  These lenses lived on as the later Fujinon in-barrel Tessar lenses (see below).  Fuji used the Fujinar name on many of its enlarging, medium format, 35mm and smaller format camera lenses.

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FUJINAR 18cm ? 4.5-64 ? 4/3 ? ? BARREL (56x1mm?) 49mm? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It may be the same, optically, as the SC version. It might have a 56mm screw-mount and be an early version of the later Fujinon 180mm in-barrel lens.  It was an inexpensive Tessar design.  It is probably exactly the same as the earlier Rectar 18cm, but that might not have been coated.
FUJINAR 21cm ? 4.5-64 ? 4/3 ? ? BARREL (62x1mm?) 58mm? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It may be the same, optically, as the SC version. It might have a 62mm screw-mount and be an early version of the later Fujinon 210mm in-barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design.  It is probably exactly the same as the earlier Rectar 21cm, but that might not have been coated.
FUJINAR 25cm ? 4.5-64 ? 4/3 ? ? BARREL (75x1mm?) 67mm? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It might have a 75mm screw-mount and be an early version of the later Fujinon 250mm in-barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design.  It is probably exactly the same as the earlier Rectar 25cm, but that might not have been coated.
FUJINAR 30cm ? 4.5-64 ? 4/3 ? ? BARREL (90x1mm?) 82mm? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It might have a 90mm screw-mount and be an early version of the later Fujinon 300mm in-barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design.  It is probably exactly the same as the earlier Rectar 30c m, but that might not have been coated.


FUJINAR-W

This early series offers at least one lens of 150mm.  It is single coated and probably a Tessar design with four elements in three groups.  It is unusual to see a Tessar lens with this short of a focal length. But this might explain why the aperture is limited to 6.3 and the lens is designated W.  It lived on as the various, later Fujinon W and W S 150mm f6.3 lenses (see below) which were also Tessar type, single-coated lenses.  

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FUJINAR-W 15cm ? 6.3-64 4/3 ? ? S0 40.5mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  This is Fujinon's first 150mm lens.  It came on a Seikosha #0 shutter which later became Seiko.  It was an inexpensive Tessar design.


FUJINAR-SC

This early series offers at least three lenses from 180mm to 250mm.  All are single coated, Tessar designs with four elements in three groups.  All came in Copal #3 shutters.  It has been suggested that the "SC" means "Single Coated", but this is unlikely since Fuji had not developed EBC coating at the time, so all of their lenses were single coated.  Plus not all of the lenses of this era are marked "SC" even though all of them were single coated.   Another "idea" is that the "SC" means "Soft Coated", but that is even sillier since they were not designed as soft-focus lenses. A better idea would be "Shuttered-Copal" or "Synchro-Copal".

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FUJINAR-SC 18cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? ? C3 ? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was probably an inexpensive Tessar design.  It may be the same, optically, as the Fujinar 180mm in-barrel lens.
FUJINAR-SC 21cm ? 4.5-64 4/3 ? ? ? C3 ? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was probably an inexpensive Tessar design.  It may be the same, optically, as the Fujinar 210mm in-barrel lens.
FUJINAR-SC 25cm ? 4.7-64 4/3 ? ? ? C3 ? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was  probably an inexpensive Tessar design.


W

There were at least 17 W series lenses from 125mm to 360mm.  Most were single coated but two were EBC coated in the later years.

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W 125mm 121.3mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 210 S0 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It has been seen in different shutters but these were probably after-market modifications.
W 135mm 131.3mm  5.6-64 6/4 80 228 S0 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 150mm 143.5mm 6.3-64 4/3 67 198 S0 40.5mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was an inexpensive Tessar design and quite probably the same as the earlier Fujinar-W.  Why it was designated a member of the W series and not the L series, which are also Tessar designed, is not know.
W 150mm 146.0mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 245 S0 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a faster version of the W 150mm 6.3 with two more elements and a larger image circle.
W 150mm 143.5mm 6.3-64 4/3 67 198 S0 40.5mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was an inexpensive Tessar design.  The Fuji literature suggests that it was EBC coated but this is not the case.  Why it was designated a member of the W series and not the L series, which are also Tessar designed, is not known. This is probably because, in reality, it is the same lens as the original W 150mm f6.3 which had already been designated as a W series lens.
W 150mm 143.5mm 6.3-64 4/3 67 198 C0 40.5mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It was probably just a late variant of the W 150mm f6.3 Seiko version.
W 180mm 175.7mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 305 C1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 180mm 175.7mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 305 E1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is the same as the W 180mm, but it came with an electronic Copal shutter that has speeds to 32 seconds.  It was a special order lens so it is very hard to find.
W 210mm 209.6mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 352 C1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 210mm 209.6mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 352 E1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is the same as the W 210mm, but it came with an electronic Copal shutter that has speeds to 32 seconds.  It was a special order lens so it is very hard to find.
W 250mm 246.1mm 6.7-64 6/4 80 398 C1 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 250mm 246.1mm 6.7-64 6/4 80 398 E1 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is the same as the W 250mm, but it came with an electronic Copal shutter that has speeds to 32 seconds.  It was a special order lens so it is very hard to find.
W 300mm 292.9mm 5.6-90 6/4 80 420 C3 77mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 300mm 291.9mm 5.6-90 6/4 70 420 C3 77mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is a somewhat improved version of the W 300mm with EBC coating.  For some reason, it was not designated as an NW lens like the 250mm NW which shares the same structure.  Go figure!
W 360mm 352.7mm 6.3-90 6/4 80 485 C3 86mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
W 360mm 351.7mm 6.3-90 6/4 68 485 C3 86mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is a somewhat improved version of the W 360mm with EBC coating.  For some reason, it was not designated as an NW lens like the 250mm NW which shares the same structure.  Go figure!


W S

This series offers the same features as the W series lenses, and they probably are identical.  Like many W series lenses, early W S versions came in Seiko shutters, while later models had Copal shutters.  There may have other models and focal lenses in this series, such as 125mm or 360mm, but  it doesn't seem to appear in any Fuji literature.  It has been suggested that the "S" means "SHUTTER" or "SEIKO", but both of these ideas are unlikely since some of the lenses marked with an "S" used a Copal shutter, and because nearly all of Fuji's lenses that came with a shutter were not marked with an "S".  It might be that these lenses were marked "S" do designate a "synchro shutter" or a "special market".

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W S 135mm 131.3mm  5.6-64 6/4 80 228 S0 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the W 135mm.
W S 150mm 143.5mm 6.3-64 4/3 67 198 S0 40.5mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the W 150mm f6.3.
W S 180mm 175.7mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 305 C1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the W 180mm f5.6.
W S 210mm 209.6mm 5.6-64 6/4 80 352 C1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is probably exactly the same as the W 210mm.
W S 250mm 246.1mm 6.7-64 6/4 80 398 S1? 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the W 250mm except that it is in a Seiko shutter (probably a #1).
W S 300mm 292.9mm 5.6-90 6/4 80 420 C3 77mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is probably exactly the same as the W 300mm.


SW

This series offers lenses from 65mm to 300mm. The "SW" stands for "SUPER-WIDE" for their wide covering power. All are single coated with a maximum aperture of f8.0.  Still, they are all six element optics that offer a 100 degree angle of coverage, and superb coverage at a reasonable price.

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SW 65mm 71.0mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 155 S0 52mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is a slightly slower version of the SWD 65mm f5.6 lens with fewer lens elements, less covering power, less weight, smaller size, and a lower price.
SW 75mm 82.5mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 181 S0 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a slightly slower version of the SWD 75mm f5.6 lens with fewer lens elements, less covering power, less weight, smaller size, and a lower price.
SW 90mm 99.4mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 216 S0 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
SW 90mm 99.4mm 8.0-64 6/6 100 216 S0 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. If this lens exists, it is just a transitional lens to the NSW 90mm f8.0.  It is an improved version of the SW 90mm with full air-spaced design, like the later NSW, but it lacks EBC coating.  It would be difficult to distinquish this version from the earlier SW version.
SW 90mm 99.4mm 8.0-64 6/6 100 216 C0 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is yet another transitional lens to the NSW 90mm f8.0.  It features a Copal shutter, but it lacks EBC coating.
SW 105mm 116.9mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 250 S0 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
SW 120mm  133.5mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 290 S0 77mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
SW 300mm 325.3mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 720 C3 145mm SINGLE This is probably just a typo in the Fuji literature. The only 300mm SW that we have actually seen is an f9, not an f8 lens.
SW 300mm 325.3mm 9.0-64 6/4 100 720 C3 145mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is an enormous lens in terms of size, cost and weight. It weighed in at over seven pounds! It was a special order lens, and reportedly only three were actually made.  Think of it as the F-35 jet fighter of the photographic world.

SW S

This series offers the same features as the SW series lenses, and they probably are identical.  There probably were other focal lenses in this series, but  it doesn't seem to appear in any Fuji literature.  It has been suggested that the second "S" means "SHUTTER" or "SEIKO", but both of these ideas are unlikely since some of Fuji's lenses marked with an additional "S" used a Copal shutter, and because nearly all of Fuji's lenses that came with a shutter were not marked with an additional "S".  It might be that these lenses all had synchro shutter or were designated "S" for a special market.

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SW S 75mm 82.5mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 181 S0 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the SW 75mm.
SW S 90mm 99.4mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 216 S0 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the SW 90mm.
SW S 120mm  133.5mm 8.0-64 6/4 100 290 S0 77mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is probably exactly the same as the SW 120mm.


SWD

The SWD (Super Wide Deluxe) series lenses were the first Fujinon lenses to use their newly developed EBC (Electron-Beam) coating.  In fact, the first version of each of these three lens has "EBC" inscribed on the front in green letters.  EBC was added due to the large number of elements in these lenses (eight) combined with a fast aperture (f5.6).

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SWD 65mm 72.2mm 5.6-45 8/4 106 172 S0 62mm EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a larger, heavier, faster, and costlier version of the SW 65mm with two extra elements, EBC coating, and more covering power.
SWD 65mm 73.4mm ? 5.6-45 ? 8/6 ? 105 ? 169 ? S0 ? 67mm ? EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. Some Fuji literature indicates that the lens configuration was 8/6, like the later Copal-shuttered version. Who knows if this lens actually existed. This could just be a serious typo in the Fuji literature or perhaps it is a late variant of the original SWD version.  If it does exist it might be impossible to physically distinquish it unless the filter size changed from the earlier version.
SWD 65mm 73.4mm 5.6-45 8/6 105 169 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
SWD 75mm 84.6mm 5.6-64 8/4 106 200 S0 67mm EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a larger, heavier, faster, and costlier version of the SW 75mm with two extra elements, EBC coating, and more covering power.
SWD 75mm 85.1mm ? 5.6-64 8/6 ? 105 ? 196 ? S0 67mm ? EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. Some Fuji literature indicates that the lens configuration was 8/6, like the later Copal-shuttered version. Who knows if this lens actually existed. This could just be a serious typo in the Fuji literature or perhaps it is a late variant of the original SWD version.  If it does exist it might be impossible to physically distinquish it from the earlier SWD version.
SWD 75mm 85.1mm 5.6-45 8/6 105 196 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
SWD 90mm 101.1mm 5.6-64 8/4 106 238 S0 82mm EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a larger, heavier and faster, improved version of the SW 90mm with two extra elements, EBC coating, and more covering power.
SWD 90mm 102.5mm ? 5.6-64 8/6 ? 105 ? 236 ? S0 82mm ? EBC It is marked inside the filter ring. Some Fuji literature indicates that the lens configuration was 8/6, like the later Copal-shuttered version. Who knows if this lens actually existed. This could just be a serious typo in the Fuji literature or perhaps it is a late variant of the original SWD version.  If it does exist it might be impossible to physically distinquish it from the earlier SWD version.
SWD 90mm 102.5mm 5.6-64 8/6 105 236 C0 82mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.


NW

This series offers some improvements over the trusted W series -- such as full air-spaced design and EBC coating.

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NW 105mm 99.8mm 5.6-45 6/6 76 162 C0 46mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. This is a new style of 105mm lens for Fujinon. It is much smaller and lighter than the previous 105mm lenses, but it has a six element air-spaced design and is a full f-stop faster. It's coverage is just enough for 4x5 film, however.  The filter size is substantially smaller than its predecessor.
NW 125mm 120.0mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 198 C0 46mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.   It is a slightly larger and heavier, improved version of the W 125mm with full air-spaced design and EBC coating.  The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.  It's hard to know where to list this lens.  I'm listing it first because it retained the 46mm filter thread of the earlier W 125mm lenses, but who knows, it might have actually come after the 52mm version.  
NW 125mm 120.0mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 198 C0 55mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.   It is a slightly larger and heavier, improved version of the W 125mm with full air-spaced design and EBC coating.  The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.  
NW 125mm 120.0mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 198 C0 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is the second version of the NW 125mm with a slightly smaller filter thread.  The only other change listed in the Fuji literature is a drop in weight of three ounces -- somehow.  Except for the filter diameter they are probably impossible to tell apart.  The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.
NW 135mm 127.6mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 206 C0 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.   It is an improved version of the W and W S 135mm lenses with full air-spaced design and EBC coating.  The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.
NW 150mm 143.0mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 224 C0 55mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  This is the first version of the NW 150mm.  It is an improved version of the W 150mm 5.6 with full air-spaced design and EBC coating. The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.
NW 150mm 143.0mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 224 C0 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is the second version of the NW 150mm with a slightly smaller filter thread.  There are no other changes listed in the Fiji literature. Except for the filter diameter they are probably impossible to tell apart.  The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.  
NW 180mm 179.1mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 280 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is an improved version of the W 180mm with full air-spaced design and EBC coating. The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.
NW 210mm 204.4mm 5.6-64 6/5 71 300 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.
NW 250mm 228.5mm 6.3-64 6/4 64 312 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. The fact that it is simply labeled "W" leads to some confusion.


NSW

This series offers three lenses that are improved versions of the SW alternatives -- i.e., NEW SUPER WIDE.  They are all six element in six group, air-spaced designs with EBC coating and wide covering power.  They all still retained the f8 aperture.

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NSW 90mm 99.2mm 8.0-45 6/6 100 216 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is an improved version of the SW 90mm with EBC coating.  The fact that it is simply labeled "SW" leads to some confusion.
NSW 105mm 116.2mm 8.0-45 6/6 100 250 C0 77mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is a slightly larger and heavier, improved version of the SW 105mm with full air-spaced design and EBC coating.  The fact that it is simply labeled "SW" leads to some confusion.
NSW 125mm 138.8mm  8.0-45 6/6 96 280 C0 82mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.   It is an improved version of the SW 120mm with full air-spaced design and EBC coating -- and a slightly longer focal length.  The fact that it is simply labeled "SW" leads to some confusion.


C

This series offers very small size and lightweight portability.  The non-Tessar, four element in four group design is unsurpassed for medium and long range work.

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C 300mm 282.3mm 8.5-64 4/4 66 380 C1 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
C 450mm 425.3mm 12.5-64 4/4 57 486 C1 49mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. Sure it's 1.5f -stops slower than the CM-W 450mm version but it is a LOT smaller and lighter.  There were three versions of this lens and who knows which came first.  The differences are to the filter size and the shutter color.  In any event, they are all amazingly small lenses.
C 450mm 425.3mm 12.5-64 4/4 57 486 C1 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  The only difference appears to be the filter size, like some other Fujinon lenses.
C 450mm 425.3mm 12.5-64 4/4 57 486 C1 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  This one has a black Copal shutter.
C 600mm 573.0mm 11.5-64 4/4 55 620 C3 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is very small and lightweight  for a 600mm lens -- if your camera has enough bellows extension to use it!


SF

 These lenses come with two insertable grids to adjust the amount of diffusion. Adjusting the f-stop provides even more soft-focus flexibility. Unlike typical shutters that have one f-stop scale, the special Copal shutters on the SF (Soft Focus) Fujinon lenses have three, color-coded, f-stop scales.  The main scale, in white, is used when no grid is attached.  The second scale, in yellow, is used when the yellow grid is attached.  The third scale, in red, is used when the red grid is attached.  None of these SF lenses were ever EBC coated since that is not needed in soft-focus work.  All of these lenses were marked inside the filter ring, regardless of when they were made. Apparently these lenses were only made with specially marked Copal shutters (not the 420mm, of course), so it will be difficult to determine the age of the lens except by the serial number and by small changes that Copal made in the shutter f-stop spacing and shutter speed knurles size -- but you would have to be able to compare the lenses side-by-side.

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SF 180mm 176.3mm 5.6-22 3/3 58 200 C1 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  As a slight wide-angle, it is great for landscapes, group shots and full-length portraits.
SF 250mm 257.8mm 5.6-22 3/3 58 300 C3 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It, and perhaps the other SF lenses, came in two different Copal shutter styles -- the first did not have evenly spaced f-stops, while the second did.
SF 420mm 413.0mm 5.6-22 3/3 58 500 BARREL (90x1mm) 82mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. This was the longest of Fujinon's Soft Focus lenses.  It was not made for long, but it is superb for portrait work.  You will have to figure out for yourself what the f-stops are when using either of the disks.


A

This series offers lenses from 180mm to 1200mm.  They are super-apochromatic lenses with a six element in four group design.  While optimized for 1:5 to 1:1 work, they offer fine performance at long distances as well.

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A 180mm 178.2mm  9.0-90 6/4 70 252 C0 46mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
A 180mm 178.2mm  9.0-90 6/4 70 252 C0 46mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is an improved version of the A 180mm with EBC coating.
A 240mm 237.9mm 9.0-90 6/4 70 336 C0 52mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
A 240mm 237.9mm  9.0-90 6/4 70 336 C0 52mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is an improved version of the A 240mm with EBC coating.
A 300mm 299.4mm  9.0-90 6/4 70 420 C1 55mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
A 360mm ? 10.0-90 6/4 70 500 C1 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.
A 360mm 359.1mm 10.0-90 6/4 70 504 C1 58mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is an improved version of the A 360mm with EBC coating.
A 600mm 603.3mm 11.0-90 6/4 70 840 C3 95mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. This was a special order lens so it is very hard to find and very expensive.  You will need a lot of extension to use this puppy -- if you can find one.
A 1200mm 1202.3mm 24.0-90 6/4 50 1120 C3 102mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It weighted in at an impressive FIVE pounds and needed FOUR AND A HALF FEET of bellows to focus at infinity!  If you want a 1:1 magnification, you'll need NINE FEET of bellows.  But it was really too long for most photographers, so it was not produced for very long.  This was a special order lens so it is nearly impossible to find -- let alone to afford.  The Fuji literature lists the minimum aperture as f90, but the picture in their literature shows f128.


A S

This series may have been designated S for a special market. It is likely that all of the A series lenses were also sold with the A S designation.

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A S 600mm 603.3mm 11.0-90 6/4 70 840 C3 95mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. This was a special order lens so it is very hard to find and very expensive.  You will need a lot of extension to use this puppy -- if you can find one. It is probably exactly the same as the A 600mm.
A S 1200mm 1202.3mm 24.0-90 6/4 50 1120 C3 102mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It weighted in at an impressive FIVE pounds and needed FOUR AND A HALF FEET of bellows to focus at infinity!  If you want a 1:1 magnification, you'll need NINE FEET of bellows.  But it was really too long for most photographers, so it was not produced for very long.  This was a special order lens so it is nearly impossible to find -- let alone to afford.  The Fuji literature lists the minimum aperture as f90, but the picture in their literature shows f128.


L

The L (Long ) series lenses offer modified Tessar-type lenses that feature excellent performance due to a reduction in the angle of coverage.  Consequently there are no wide-angle lenses in this series.  While shorter focal length lenses could be made with a Tessar design they would not cover the 4x5 film format.  By reducing the angle of coverage of these lenses, the number of elements can be reduced -- as well as the price tag -- without any significant reduction in the quality of the image.  All of these lenses were designed as budget lenses and did not have EBC coating as a result.   All of these lenses were marked inside the filter ring, regardless of when they were made, so it will be difficult to determine the age of the lens except by the serial number and by small changes that Copal made in the shutter f-stop spacing -- but you would have to be able to compare the lenses side-by-side.

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T-NAVITAR 150mm ? 5.6-64 4/3 ? 60 ? C0 ? SINGLE Navitar is best known for its lenses for 16mm movie cameras, as well as slide and movie projectors.  This T-Navitar lens may or may not have been made by Fuji but it is listed in Fuji's large format lens list of 1986 so it is included here. It is noted as being an "Inexpensive Tessar Lens" but it is not listed as a Fujinon L such as the Fujinon L 210mm which was also a less expensive Tessar lens. It is hard to find and little is known about it.  All Tessar-type lenses made by Fujinon were single coated.  The main intent was to reduce cost without reducing quality. Consequently the number of elements was reduced which also reduced the image circle.  EBC coating was not added as another cost saving measure.
L 210mm 192.9mm 5.6-64 4/3 59 240 C1 49mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  It is a less expensive Tessar design.
L 210mm 192.9mm 5.6-64 4/4 59 240 C1 49mm SINGLE This lens is probably just a typo in the Fuji literature. It's probably the 4/3 version.
L 300mm 280.7mm 5.6-64 4/3 59 343 C3 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a less expensive Tessar design.
L 300mm 280.7mm 5.6-64 4/4 59 343 C3 67mm SINGLE This lens is probably just a typo in the Fuji literature. It's probably the 4/3 version.
L 420mm 397.6mm 8.0-64 4/3 53 480 C3 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It is a less expensive Tessar design.  Despite the lower cost, it was not sold for long.
L 420mm 397.6mm 8.0-64 4/4 59 480 C3 67mm SINGLE This lens is probably just a typo in the Fuji literature. It's probably the 4/3 version.


FUJINON

The lenses in this series are simply inscribed "FUJINON" and offers four lenses from 180mm to 300mm.  All are single coated Tessar designs (4 elements in three groups) with wide apertures of f4.5.  All came as in-barrel lenses without shutters, just like the earlier Rectar and Fujinar lenses.  In fact, they can be thought of as a continuation of the Fujinar series which were all Tessar lenses without shutters and with wide apertures of f4.5.  All lenses in the series are single coated.

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FUJINON 180mm 163.6mm  4.5-64 4/3 59 205 BARREL (56x1mm) 49mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  56mm screw-mount.  It might be a later, unmarked version of the Fujinar 18cm barrel lens.  It was an inexpensive Tessar design, like the Fujinon L series lenses.
FUJINON 210mm 188.6mm 4.5-64 4/3 59 240 BARREL (62x1mm) 58mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  62mm screw-mount. It might be a later, unmarked version of the Fujinar 21cm barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design, like the Fujinon L series lenses.
FUJINON 250mm 223.2mm 4.5-64 4/3 59 286 BARREL (75x1mm) 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  75mm screw-mount.  It might be a later, unmarked version of the Fujinar 25cm barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design, like the Fujinon L series lenses.
FUJINON 300mm 268.7mm 4.5-64 4/3 59 343 BARREL (90x1mm) 82mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring.  90mm screw-mount.  It might be a later, unmarked version of the Fujinar 30cm barrel lens. It was an inexpensive Tessar design, like the Fujinon L series lenses.


CM-W

This series offers selected improvements over the NW series lenses -- and much larger filter threads.

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CM-W 105mm 103.4mm 5.6-45 6/5 78 174 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is a slightly improved version of the NW 105mm with a slightly wider angle of coverage and a much larger filter size..  
CM-W 125mm 119.9mm 5.6-64 6/5 78 204 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is a slightly improved version of the NW 125mm with a slightly wider angle of coverage.  
CM-W 135mm 132.4mm 5.6-64 6/6 76 214 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.   It is a slightly improved version of the NW 125mm with a slightly wider image circle.  
CM-W 150mm 144.3mm 5.6-64 6/6 73 223 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. 
CM-W 180mm 170.7mm 5.6-64 6/5 71 260 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
CM-W 210mm 208.7mm 5.6-64 6/5 72 309 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
CM-W 250mm 239.9mm 6.3-90 6/6 65 320 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. It is an improved version of the NW 250mm with two additional elements, full-air spaced design and a larger image circle
CM-W 300mm 295.5mm 5.6-90 6/5 69 412 C3 77mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.
CM-W 360mm 354.1mm 6.5-128 6/6 68 485 C3 86mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is an improved version of the W 360mm with full air-spaced design.
CM-W 450mm 442.9mm 8.0-128 6/6 60 520 C3 86mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.


T

This series offers long focal lengths with short flange distances.  This allows telephoto effects even with short bellows.

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T 300mm 195.3mm 8.0-64 5/5 39 213 C0 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. This was Fujinon's third and final true telephoto-design lens for large format cameras.
T 400mm 259.2mm 8.0-64 5/5 33 240 C1 67mm SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. This was Fujinon's first true telephoto-design lens for large format cameras.
T 400mm 252.4mm 8.0-64 5/5 31 220 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel.  It is an improved version of the T 400mm with EBC coating, and looks slightly different from its predecessor.
T 600mm 383.9mm ? 12.0-90 5/5 24 ? 260 ? C1 ? 67mm ? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. This is obviously an earlier version of the 600mm EBC coated T and the specifications are not known since it is not listed in any Fuji literature. This was Fujinon's second true telephoto-design lens for large format cameras.  The specifications are probably the same as the later EBC coated 600mm T, although the appearance is slightly different.  On many cameras you will need some extension -- of some sort -- to use this lens, but the results are incredible.
T 600mm 383.9mm 12.0-90 5/5 24 260 C1 67mm EBC It is marked on the lens barrel. On many cameras you will need some extension -- of some sort -- to use this lens, but the results are incredible.


S

This series may have been designated S for a special market.

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S 300mm ? 5.6-90 ? ? ? C3 ? SINGLE It is marked inside the filter ring. It might be exactly the same as the W 300mm.  It is only marked Fujinon S.  It must have been made after the Fujinar 30cm, and it might have appeared before the W 300mm.  It is possible that other Fujinon S lenses were made.