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06-28-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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lens from Schneider & Rodenstock


Looking in eBay I have often seen lens from Rodenstock or schneider Kreuznach - usually combined with 6x7 reverse adapter and focal length from normal to medium tele. In all these cases speed is quite low (6,3...9,0) bit prices arel allways above the usual price of used Pentax 6x7 Lens.

Had anybody here ever tried these lens and can report - preferably by pictures?

Here an example what I talk about:

06-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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It is a reproduction lens and the reproduction lenses I have used are good. Do you need a good marco lens?
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Since view cameras use a bellows for focusing, using their lenses on a camera without bellows can present problems. Rodenstock used to make a focusing mount for their lenses. Not sure they still do. If you are interested in one of these lenses, make sure it can be focused. Also, if you buy a lens that is intended for close work, be aware that it is corrected for aberrations at close work, not infinity. For less money, the 200mm Pentax is hard to beat.
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Desertscape, if you scroll down you will se that it is for the 67 bellows--there is an English description. I would not worry about infinity performance, most reproduction/macro lenses work really well at infinity.

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Yes, repro/macro lenses can be shot at infinity if stopped down a bit to reduce the spherical aberration.

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