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02-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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[SOLD] [Worldwide] A. Schacht 90mm/2.8 Travenar M42 mount

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A. Schacht 90mm/2.8 Travenar M42 mount

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$190.00 US, shipping included in CONUS

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To be exact, its an A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Mat-Travenar-A 90mm/f2.8

This is a nifty little zebra-striped German M42 lens that is about 1/2 the size of my 90mm/f2.8 Tamron macro lens AND it has a 49mm filter thread.

This slick little lens is the auto/manual switchable variety and it has an on-board threaded port for a shutter release. I assume that this was for use on a bellows with the double shutter release cable.

It includes (cheaply-made) German front and rear caps and the original storage tube.

The overall condition is good, with smooth focus and clean glass. The aperture is snappy, however there are some marks (not oil) on some of the blades (I tried to show this in the photos).

At any rate, it's a nice, compact portrait-length lens. I have had this lens for a while, but seldom use it since I have the Tamron 90mm/2.8 macro.
I decided to use it last weekend when it snowed here to get some test shots and became quite fond of it very quickly. It is VERY sharp, even wide open (thanks full format!). The focusing ring is very smooth and the aperture ring is easily accessible. You can easily go from focusing to the aperture and back by feel.

Sweet German glass here any takers?

(photos to come)

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Will accept returns within 7 days of receipt - buyer pays shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 02-18-2010 at 09:07 PM ----------

A few photos of the lens:







The blades:


Stricly for size reference -- here's a Pentax M50 on the left, the Schacht 90mm/2.8 in the middle and the Tamron 90mm/2.8 on the right:



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02-19-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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That is a cool looking lens!!!!!
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Think I have to thank you - I inherited the very same lens together with a Praktika, Super TL from my grandfather, but never thought much about it. Now seeing the sharp photos and the price you ask, I am looking forward to testing it on my K-x.

Thank You!
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Carl - thanks. I love the zebras.

Stefan -- you should try it. I just got a Helios 40-2 (85mm/1.5) and the whole time I am playing with it, I am thinking "the Schacht has a smoother focus ring...the Schacht's focus ring is positioned better...how much is closer focus worth..." I will use several lenses for a portrait shoot tomorrow and if the Schacht hasn't sold, I may end up keeping it & returning the Helios.
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Final bump with a price drop then off to "the Bay". $180 including shipping in the CONUS.

Cheers,

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SOLD -- Thanks Mark!
 

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