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With your 33x44 mm sensor the Digaraon -S 28 mm will be a great combo.
This will be also with the Digaron-S 23 mm and 35 mm ( Digaron-s or Apo Sironar HR- are the same lenses).
But not with schneider 35xl. The problem will be here that you cant remove the color cast.
Schneider lenses have too strong color cast with 50MP/100MP Sony sensor,
it will work great with the bigger and older Kodak 39/50 MP sensors, and the Dalsa 60MP sensor ( but not with 80 MP Dalsa). The problem are the Microlenses on these sensors.
With the new 150 MP Sony sensor all schneider works great.
I am waiting for a new 100 MP 33x44 mm sensor- this would be a great option.
Have you had an opportunity to try the CFV II 50c with the Rodenstock Digaron-S 28mm? I've been wondering about that combo as well.I wonder if someone test the CFV II 50c and rodenstock 28 with shift ?
Hey Jotloob, I've been searching for sample images from the Rodenstock Digaron-S 28mm, but have come up empty. Would you be willing to share some? Raw files would be ideal if possibleBTW , I find the HR-DIGARON-S 28mm a stunning lens . This lens was my first ALPA lens .
Warren , I have no shots with the CFV II 50c and the DIGARON-S 28mm yet . The 907x issue kept me busy up to now .Have you had an opportunity to try the CFV II 50c with the Rodenstock Digaron-S 28mm? I've been wondering about that combo as well.
Are you planning on using it with a pancake camera? or a different setup?
I'm using the same CFV II 50c back on a Cambo Actus DB and am wondering if it works with the 28mm. The Cambo Actus lens compatibility table says that it won't work, but I've heard that this info is very conservative and not necessarily correct. Based on my best calculations, and the numbers from the Rodenstock brochure, the 28mm focuses to infinity at about 16mm away from the sensor which is possible to achieve with the Cambo Actus DB setup.
Does anybody have real world experience with this combo?
Hey Jotloob, I've been searching for sample images from the Rodenstock Digaron-S 28mm, but have come up empty. Would you be willing to share some? Raw files would be ideal if possible
Hey Jürgen, sorry to hear you are having an issue with the 907x…Warren , I have no shots with the CFV II 50c and the DIGARON-S 28mm yet . The 907x issue kept me busy up to now .
Thank you for the in-depth info on these lenses! I've seen some example of the LCC process using Phocus from images taken on a Rodenstock 32HR and it worked well. I have not seen it on the 28mm though, so I couldn't tell you. The size of the lens doesn't bother me much since my plan is to shoot architecture with it and I can usually drive right up to the subject.Color shift is harsh a mentioned already, the LCC process in C1 gets the vast majority out, but since you are using Hasselblad and Phocus I can't comment on how well the color cast will be fixed.
You get the color cast issues with Schneider wide angle only.I am also waiting for my CFV 50cII. So are you saying all Schneider lenses have color cast issues or just the wider lenses?
Hey Paul,The 28mm needs the CF if you are going to shift it also, in fact on center it will add quite a bit relief. The LCC can take some of the the vignetting out but depending on the exposure it will still need to have the CF added.
Once you went through the extra trouble were you happy with the results of the 28mm? Do you still use it?
Paul, your comments heavily influenced my decision to get a pre-owned copy of the HR 28mm I picked up the CF from Linhof.I only used the 28mm with the CF, and loved the lens…
Looking good. I'm not sure why you couldn't process the files in Lightroom. I downloaded these two JPEG images and applied Flat Field Correction in Lightroom without difficulty. Your version based on the RAW files looks better!As you can see in the original capture the lcc correction significant. Originally I tried to do the Flat Field Correction in Lightroom, but for some reason it didn't work so I ended out using the scene calibration in Phocus which worked rather well. There was a bit of noise left in the sky after scene calibration was applied, but it was fairly easy to fix in photoshop.
You're welcome. It's so difficult to know if a lens is going to be a good fit without seeing tests. The jury is still out for me on this lens. I like the focal length and it's sharp, but dealing with the color shifts and light falloff when using camera movements is definitely less than ideal. I'm going to stick with it for a while and get some more real world use out of it before making a final decision. I've also got a Canon 24 TS-E II that may end out being my wide option…but I really like the 28mm focal length. Ugh!Thanks for sharing these tests, good stuff!
I did end up selling my SK 35XL and replaced it with a 40HR and had been potentially eyeing something wider, good to see your results here.