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    Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Looks like more fun lenses headed our way.

    http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/pr...rds_member.pdf

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Cool, but I am holding my enthusiasm until I see the lineup.
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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Cool, but I am holding my enthusiasm until I see the lineup.
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    Right, but it brings m43 more into focus.
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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    LOL
    if they are sharper then yes

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    I think that's a good sign for m4/3 meaning it's a rather growing than dimishing standard. But I'm not sure what the factory does today regarding new lenses. In the Samsung DSLR era all the lenses were pure rebranded Pentax lenses, some might have had a bit different coatings. Of course the official Samsung gospel told that they were developed by Samsung and S-K. Right.

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    Absolutely great!

    Especially as I am close to get back into 43 with an E5 again! SO the whole 43 and M43 world is just on the winning path!

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by greypilgrim View Post
    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Looks like more fun lenses headed our way.

    http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/pr...rds_member.pdf

    Doug
    Well, their CCTV 25mm f0.95 (which I have) vignettes and costs over $2000 new. What do you suppose one that illuminates a whole m4/3rds field will cost?

    Put it another way, look at the cost of Schneider large format lenses! Still, if they produce something unique, it will be good.

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    It's exciting, definitely. We all want to see more lenses available (especially fast ones)!

    Seems kind of like a slap to Samsung and their NX partnership though.

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    LOL
    if they are sharper then yes
    What can't be sharper?

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    What can't be sharper?
    Careful, Mr. Lator. You might cut your finger if your pen's to sharp

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Very good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Careful, Mr. Lator. You might cut your finger if your pen's to sharp
    Tru-dat... But I figure I already got the jacket, might as well wear it.

    Well, sometimes just for fun anyway...

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Looks great to me - the more the merrier.

    Now all they need is that mythical professional level body . . . and the nice new zooms. I might even be tempted back.

    It seems to me that m4/3 is getting such a headstart on the competition that it's getting increasingly hard for Nikon / Canon to catch up.

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    I wonder if we'll get any of these:

    http://photoscala.de/Artikel/photoki...ider-Kreuznach



    PC-TS Super-Angulon 2,8/50 mm HM



    PC-TS Macro-Symmar 4,0/90 mm HM



    PC-TS Apo-Digitar 5,6/120 mm HM Aspheric




    It only lists Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, and Pentax K. or Mamiya / Phase One for the 120mm. :-/

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    I agree that from a strategic perspective it gives the format more credibility. Unless they launch a line specifically designed for the smaller form factor I don't see the point. You get more flexibility by using an existing manual focus lens in a different mount and adapting than getting the m4/3 mounted lens. For those of us who own several systems having dedicated mount lenses doesn't make much sense.
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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    According to http://www.digitalcamera.jp/, a Schneider lens with a micro 4/3 mount is seen in the Olympus Booth at the CP+2011 Show being held in Yokohama.


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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    I wonder if we'll get any of these:


    >It only lists Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, and Pentax K. or Mamiya / Phase One for the 120mm. :-/
    Those lenses are kind of slow. There is an opportunity to make really fast ones for the micro 4/3rds. I'd rather spend (if I was going to) $2k on a f0.95 25mm non-macro prime than an f4 macro.

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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    Quote Originally Posted by RichA View Post
    Those lenses are kind of slow. There is an opportunity to make really fast ones for the micro 4/3rds. I'd rather spend (if I was going to) $2k on a f0.95 25mm non-macro prime than an f4 macro.
    +100%. It is only going to cost you $1K for one 25/0.95 :>). What will be their second M43 lens after their success in 25/0.95? Something like a 17/1.4 will be very sweet.
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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach joins mft

    I'm a NEX user, so take this with a grain of salt, but I'm wondering how Zeiss/Cosina/Tamron/Sigma's recent announcement of NEX support will coexist with m4/3 designs? Do these companies design two, separate lines of small lenses, or do they design one and change mounts (and potentially electronics?)

    Obviously, the latter would leave m4/3 the short end of the stick, since m4/3 lenses would be larger than they need to be, and the focal lengths may be odd. However, it could be a possibility, since it would be a much cheaper option for these companies, no?

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