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#1 George Tampakakis

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:45 AM

I recently bought an Arri 16s,which came with this lens (Arri Standard Mount)...

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Have you seen one of these before?
If anyone could enlighten me,i would be more than happy!All i know is that this must be for macro cinematography...Objects come to focus only 4cm (about 1,6 inches) away from the lense.
I couldn't find anything on the net about it...

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:16 AM

Noone ?!?
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:19 AM

Have you seen one of these before?
If anyone could enlighten me,i would be more than happy!All i know is that this must be for macro cinematography...Objects come to focus only 4cm (about 1,6 inches) away from the lense.
I couldn't find anything on the net about it...

Thanks in advance!
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I've never seen this lens before. It could be a dual focal length macro, or a relay lens to couple the camera to a microscope. Looking at the pictures, my bet would be coupling the camera to the microscope.

Here's an article about cameras/microscopes:
Optical adaptation of the movie camera to the microscope


Why not contact Schneider-Kreuznach, send them the pictures and ask them? Look in Schneider's Industrial division.

Let us know what you find out.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for the response Charlie.

I'll follow your links and see what i can learn about the darn thing. <_<
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#5 George Tampakakis

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

Dead end with Schneider Optics! :huh:

"Hi George,
I'm afraid we do not have information on this lens here at Schneider Optics Inc. USA."

They have forwarded my mail to Schneider in Germany...
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Dead end with Schneider Optics! :huh:

"Hi George,
I'm afraid we do not have information on this lens here at Schneider Optics Inc. USA."

They have forwarded my mail to Schneider in Germany...



George,
You should have contacted Schneider in Germany. That's where they still make lenses. I didn't think Schneider USA would know anything about it. Schneider USA is only 8 years old, formed when Schneider bought Century Precision Optics.

Here's the German contact info.
Good luck again.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:33 AM

Hello

George you have pm!
(not sure because it doesnt appear in my sent messages folder)
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#8 George Tampakakis

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:17 AM

Today I got a very informative mail by Schneider in Germany...

"Hello,this lens is a very old one and there is no more information available."

I think someone was bored to death to do a search in their archives.
Well,I'll do some test shots using it as a macro lens and see what I can get out of it...
The problem is that I don't see any f or T stop adjustment ring on the lens.
Would it be wrong if I consider this to be one f 3.5 lens as a whole?
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