The 80 mm is a 6-element, 4-group lens with a 47° angle of coverage, while the other lenses in the line are 8-element, 4-group designs with 55° of coverage. Both lenses are large and heavy, but are designed with exceptional image quality and a huge 900 mm circle of coverage in mind. Will I buy this Schneider Kreuznach 14mm f2. And believe me I sold, just look at my property at paradiseforsale. Unfortunately no, because it will cost four times more than the Panasonic 14 mm f2.Next
Over the following 30 years, almost all of the 80mm Biometars that were produced used the 1956 calculation. More detailed information can be expected for the upcoming Photokina. The formula could only be used by Schneider Kreuznach after the original 1902 Tessar patent had expired in 1919. If you feel comfortable with a camera, if it makes you happy, than go for it. For Mercedes, these compromises usually came in the form of an underpowered engine. I hope that Schneider-Kreuznach will deliver maximum quality and find enough customers to introduce all the three planned lenses to the market. For most photographers, Voigtlander completes the pantheon of optics from the land of shnitzel.Next
With heavy tele-lenses they become a clue and often impossible to handle. The demise of medium format photography is greatly exaggerated. Though both are elderly the Retina is from the mid-1950s and the M42 mount lens is from the mid-1960s both seem to have unusually good coatings. Hence I do welcome these top quality lenses very much. If you find one, definitely snap it up.Next
Where I tend to shoot dark Northeast cities , it can be frustrating. I tried it one day and returned it the next. B+W filter mounts are closely toleranced and have very small dimensions. If you want to follow up the possible Deardorff link try Ken Hough at. A professional camera is a camera that is a tool that makes you money. A common trick used by lens designers. And this was in large part due to their excellent Schneider-Kreuznach lenses.Next
Components, once manufactured, had to be used, and this, of course led to the gradual introduction of changes across the lens range. Our pioneering solutions are based on decades of experience in research, development, and production. Ever wondered why high-quality wide-angles are so cumbersome? With pancake lenses the trade-offs you mention are even more notorious, as it is impossible to use the elements required for an accurate view. In the wide range of the Consumer market, the group has already been active with B+W filters. From the start of its production in 1914, Schneider had produced their 500,000th lens by June 1932, its millionth by November 1936, and its 10 millionth lens by January 1967.
As lens supplier for and , Schneider is present in the mass market too. The 1000mm Zeiss mirror lens almost never followed the Zeiss style used with other lenses. In 1922 the name was changed to Jos. However, sometimes the production department did not make the batches in the same order as the serial-number blocks that had been assigned to them. Look at what distance you need to take the lens away from the sensor to get a good coverage. While my is my favorite camera to hold and fiddle with, its ergonomics make it tricky to shoot.Next
The two lenses have projected images of the window opposite them onto the background naturally, upside-down! This is an impressively well engineered, all brass constructed lens, with a beautiful bright chrome finish. Thank you all for your help, much appreciated. But like a vintage Mercedes, the Retinas are defined almost as much by their compromises as their merits. Do you know the history of your lens, where it came from, why it has that type of serial etc? In pantheon of lens manufacturers there are the well-knowns such as Leitz and Zeiss, but I think Schneider-Kreuznach deserves to be right up there along with them. The word 'cheat' pops to mind: making subpar lenses and disguising its shortcomings through in-camera software - that's what Olympus and Panasonic do.Next
The small size of Leica and Voiglaender lenses shows us how much smaller the lenses become in such a case. Over this period of time, various changes were made to the lenses. For this lens the aperture index ring, the focussing ring and the whole of the filter ring were black. I just wrote a big review about the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon, google that along with my name and it will come up. Brian September 26, 2018 at 12:04 am I did not realize the 5-element version was made in M42 mount. It really depends where you are shooting, as I said. Reading these comments makes me think people have to get out more.