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Thank you for this new feedback. And do you think that the SK SA 75mm can also be used on an IQ3 100, or is it definitely better to use the SK Digitar 72mm L?The Digitar 72L is far much better on digital sensors than a Super Angulon 72XL.
72L will easily cover 6x7 film and give you much better results than 72XL.
You should only consider a 72xl for shooting large format films like 4x5 and maybe even 5x7 or if for some reason you need an image circle of around 25cm in diameter.
If you would like to have a separate lens for medium format film then 75mm Angulons and Grandagons make a bit more sense.
"The 72 Digitar – what people say – is a great lens" - yes, it is. I regret selling mine.Yes, that's what I meant. The 72XL is an analogue wide-angle classic. It is great for analogue, but in digital it starts to smear because of the design and lower performance of the optics once you shift. I have all my analogue lenses in Arca so I can play with the F metric with film and digital and when you use the 72XL, because the optics were built to a different tolerance and resolution target, is unfortunately not as good as soon you shift beyond 20mm.
On film its awesome.
The 72 Digitar – what people say – is a great lens, but it has been superceded in all regards by the 60 XL, which was one of the last lenses ever developed by SK. A true masterpiece.
43 XL and 60 XL are all you need for architectural photography in MFD. Big fan of the 60XL.
72L is better than 60XL within it's image circle.You can also aim for the 60 XL which superceded it and get a 100 Apo Digitar. Both lenses extremely sharp with large ICs.
I've never looked at the charts for the 72. It does look really good.Maybe I am skewed towards a 72L, because I do not shoot landscapes and for distances within meters, the 72L is just outstanding.
Also, I do not trust lenses in which saggital curves are miles apart from the meridional ones, as typically it means heavy lateral chromatic aberrations and astigmatism and I have not yet seen a lens that performs in that respect better than its MTF would indicate.
The 72L has both meridional and sagittal lines close to each other across whole image circle, there is also practically no CA to speak of and no distortion.
That, combined with the high resolution makes a killer lens for interior, product and repro.
The 60XL could be a bit better suited for landscapes but based on the MTF that Schneider published, for my use, the 72L is close to the ideal lens.