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#1 JB Guillot

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:53 PM

Hi guys,

I recently came across an interesting article in an old smallformat issue (#3/2007) dealing with optical adapters.

I was a bit astonished to read such a sentence : In general, the Schneider UWL does not fuction with the 6 - 66 mm [...] and 6 - 70 mm zooms.

As a proud Beaulieu 4008 ZMII user, I have a 6-70 Schneider on which I wanted to adapt a UWL from Wittner but this article makes me doubt.

Could anyone reveal some truth about thoses adapters ?

Thanks for any help / advice / experiences...
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#2 andy oliver

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:26 PM

Hi, i use a schneider aspheric III, it works perfectly on my 6-66, one has to knock the lens into macro mode, you cannot zoom thru the lens. No longer own a 6-70 so i cannot help.
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#3 Tony Terziev

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

Yes, I would also like to know how the ULW lens from Wittner works out on a Schneider 6-66 lens.
Any examples of what to expect?

/ Tony Terziev
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#4 JB Guillot

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

It seems I was still a bit sleepy after New Year's party ... :ph34r:

My lens is no 6-70mm but 6-66mm Schneider Optivaron with Macro slider so it should work perfectly as macro is compulsory to use the UWL lens. ;)

Thanks Andy for your answer ! :)
As you have the same lense (or seem to have it), could you tell us more about the UWL III : you can't zoom thru it (no problem) but what is the approximative focal length you get ?
All manuals / books seem to say a 7mm become 4mm even when they refer to the 6-66mm ... question is, does the UWL have an influence ONLY when the Schneider 6-66 is set to approx 7mm ? or does it work when it's full wide ?

If you have any footage to show us with & without UWL this would be great ! :)

Seem that I found my new "must have stuff" for this new year ... :rolleyes:
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