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09-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Schneider Tilt/Shift Lenses at B&H

B&H has started taking orders for the new Schneider tilt/shift lenses. Of course, the price is well out of my range, but it's interesting that they are available.

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Seems like they're perfectly priced for the Pentax market

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Isn't that unusually long for a T/S lens? Seems like you'd want something much wider.
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that is nice for a full frame camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Isn't that unusually long for a T/S lens? Seems like you'd want something much wider.
I do just fine with my 50mm (Zeiss) tilt or shift for Pentax. I also saved $3000 over those prices!

The focal length isn't that long for landscapes, but might make architectural work on APS-C kinda tricky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
I do just fine with my 50mm (Zeiss) tilt or shift for Pentax.
:O what's with the white speckling on the inside? Certainly is interesting.
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Just yesterday as I was getting my teeth cleaned, the dental tech and I discussed this very lens. (I'm trying to get her to jump from Canon to Pentax; she misses her Hassy.) I recommended the Arsat-ARAX solution at about 1/5 the price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RXrenesis8 Quote
:O what's with the white speckling on the inside?
Bubbles! Inside the glass.

09-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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Just yesterday as I was getting my teeth cleaned, the dental tech and I discussed this very lens. (I'm trying to get her to jump from Canon to Pentax; she misses her Hassy.) I recommended the Arsat-ARAX solution at about 1/5 the price.
Yes, I was going to post before that for me those are still the only viable new tilt/shift lenses available. I've considered ordering the 35mm before. I think you can find it for a slightly lower price elsewhere (although araxfoto.com may stand behind the sale better).
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QuoteOriginally posted by RXrenesis8 Quote
:O what's with the white speckling on the inside? Certainly is interesting.
QuoteOriginally posted by Steinback Quote
Bubbles! Inside the glass.
Uh, no.

It's the degradation of the eastern-bloc "paint" used on the massive front element housing. Thankfully, the front element's job is to direct the light for the image away from the housing and toward the aperture, so it has no effect on image quality.

Nice. I'd almost forgotten how brutally sharp the in-focus is, and how pleasant the OOF is!
I think I'm gonna take this old gem to Algonquin for the weekend...
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
It's the degradation of the eastern-bloc "paint" used on the massive front element housing.
It is indeed due to the flaking of the mate paint used inside the lens, but it's not necessarily limited to Eastern-bloc lenses, as this very disease is called schneideritis, because many West-Germany made Schneider lenses develop these symptoms (so definitely not off-topic in this thread):

Schneideritis Componon-S 135mm | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

M-Rokkor 28/2.8: Spots, Schneideritis, Haze - How can I decide, what's what? - Rangefinderforum.com

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I have the Arax 35 tilt/shift. It's fairly good optical, fraction of the price, wider. Build quality is so so. Seems easy to unassemble if cleanng needed. I think i got mir45, arax35, exakta80, carl zeis zena 80/120/300, flektogon50 and hartblei 150 for less than this. Now start soon with the OM35shift. K28/3.5shift is a very good wide lens too.

Shift with longer focal may be not so useful, but tilt it is.

I wish that i can have a focus screen that has multiple in-focus indicator that easy the process a bit. While shift is relatively easy to use,
Tilt is tricky, but combine tilt and shift... I can go out and take a long break before someone has adjusted optimaly ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Isn't that unusually long for a T/S lens? Seems like you'd want something much wider.

I agree...I would be much more interested if it was a 16mm T/S
Oh, and if was about 2 grand cheaper.
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