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#1 Michael Schroers

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

Hello !

You often find older schneider lenses for Arriflex 16mm and 35mm, for example the Schneider Xenon 2,0/50mm.

I#m not sure, but I think nearly nobody does really like them; some people told me Schneider lenses would be the not really good and they hadn't got any look and feel.

And I don't understand why this lenses are so cheap; Zeiss lenses of the same age are very expensive compared to Schneider: You can buy 3 or 4 Schneider lenses for the same price . . .

What's the handicap of the schneider lenses, especially of the lenses for 35 mm ?

Micha
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#2 Markus Rave

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:29 AM

I had a set of Schneider primes and compared to the same time Zeiss lenses they are softer. Also I find the coating not as good as of their competitor. This results in milking when you shoot high levels of backlight. But since they are so cheap they offer a good start for your craft. Also I like them quite a lot in controlled studio situations for their soft look. They are sharp in the middle and fall of in focus slightly to the corners. Made for 35mm photography they clearly vignette on S35 wider that 20-24mm. Same do the Zeiss.
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