The very first outing with a Schneider 28 XL. I wanted to push it around to try the lens limits and thus, no need to pay much attention to any artistic value of the image
To make life difficult for the 28, I went 12mm left and 12mm right on the long side to produce a 2:1 pano. I used the centrefilter. In the example above I had f11 and focus on the rock to the left, around 4,5-5 metres away. Iso 25.
My observations are that vignetting is well controlled with the centrefilter and f11. However, it does get quite soft at the far ends, left and right. I believe you can even see the difference in sharpness in the webimage!
You can also clearly see a magenta area in the very centre of the image, but this is produced without any LCC, on purpose to illustrate how good/bad the combo SK28/Aptus 5 is. With LCC I believe the well documented colourcasts with this lens is no issue at all.
The lens is noticably more contrasty by default compared to my other Schneiders. A normal one-shot image with no movements is sharp out to the edges, but I do regard my 35 XL to render more to my taste. But, take that with a pinch of salt since it is the very first tryout and I need to use it in much varied light conditions to come to a more sober conclusion.
The focal length is awsome. For interiors it is just as perfect as it gets. Very wide, but still does not distort reality.
At the end of the day it is a moneymaking lens. More info to come about this lens as I get to know it more closely.......