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Schnieder vs Switar primes


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#1 mark_baldry

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:59 AM

I have a set of RX Schneider primes on my Bolex H16 and was wondering if it would be worth investing in a set of Switar primes?

I know is probably subjective but if anyone has any views on these lenses i'd be grateful as i'm trying to make up my mind if it's worth the investment?

thanks
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:00 AM

Hi Mark,

AFAIK the Schneiders are supposed to be snappier and more contrasty than the Switars. I was thinking of getting a set myself, but only ones I was offered were non-RX which I might be thinking about for my Eclair. So if you do test yours against a set of Switars please share your findings. What lenses does your set consist of?

Regards, Dave
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#3 mark_baldry

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

What lenses does your set consist of?

Regards, Dave


My Schneiders are 10mm, 25mm and 75mm. I've been very please with them. Very sharp and a lot cheaper than Switars but they are harder to find.

Haven't got the Switars yet but when i do will try and post results although have been very impressed with the versions i have on my Bolex H8.
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