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    Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    I'm shooting with some friends who include Kevin Raber of Phase One. He has kindly loaned me the new 55 mm LS lens. Early indications are that it is a gem.

    Here's a shot from last night. I hope to use the lens a bit more today and compare it with my Mamiya 55 mm.


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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Nice Bill! Tell Kevin to let you ship it to me for a few days before it gets back to him!
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    I got a call today from my dealer (UK) and my 55mm LS lens is finally in. He ships it tomorrow. Woop woop and all that. And promises 110mm in a few weeks, too.

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    awesome , please post some images.
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    I already posted a shot or two I used with their loaner 55mm I used a couple of weeks ago.

    To celebrate, I pushed the boat out and also today ordered a 28mm Mamiya and the 75-150D zoom, too!

    I still find myself grabbing the Nikon D3X when I should be using the Phase beastie as I don't have the lenses I need yet. So now I'm a bit closer!

    Here's a couple shot with the 55mm the other week (already posted in another fun with MF images thread)




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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Sigh.................


    I WANT ONE!


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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Your not the only one. Looks nice. How big is it BTW compared to like the 45D

    Adam the last one is the winner. very nice
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Yesterday I tested the Schneider 55 against my Mamiya 55. No contest. When I get home I'll post some comparisons, but take it from me - I'm ordering the Schneider!
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Does anyone know if the LS lenses will work on AFD3 and other AFD cameras?

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Quote Originally Posted by Anders_HK View Post
    Does anyone know if the LS lenses will work on AFD3 and other AFD cameras?

    Thanks

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    Anders, it is supposed to work as a leaf-shutter lens on the AFD3 body with the latest firmware. Not sure about AFD2, don't think so on AFD1. But it WILL work on any AFD bodies as a regular AF focal-plane shutter lens...
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Oh -- I heard yesterday we will have both the 55 and 110 LS along for the ride at the Glacier PODAS workshop --- can't wait!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Oh -- I heard yesterday we will have both the 55 and 110 LS along for the ride at the Glacier PODAS workshop --- can't wait!!!
    Well, that better mean that I get my 55 and 110 before then (June 8?). I have been waiting since December. Not having the lenses at all is one thing, but having them available for workshop use while their customers are kept on backorder is another.

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Oh -- I heard yesterday we will have both the 55 and 110 LS along for the ride at the Glacier PODAS workshop --- can't wait!!!
    I'm sure they're the two I've been using this week! Both fabulous. I'm replacing my old 55 mm!
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Quote Originally Posted by David Klepacki View Post
    Well, that better mean that I get my 55 and 110 before then (June 8?). I have been waiting since December. Not having the lenses at all is one thing, but having them available for workshop use while their customers are kept on backorder is another.
    Uh no, all this means is a Phase representative has one demo sample of each...
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    Yeah, I know. I am just getting antsy, that's all.

    We are anxiously awaiting the 55LS and 110LS lenses, as they are intended to replace our older "workhorse" lenses, the Contax 55 and the Hasselblad V 110.

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    Understand totally! Moreover, I am certain the wait will be worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Oh -- I heard yesterday we will have both the 55 and 110 LS along for the ride at the Glacier PODAS workshop --- can't wait!!!
    So the fiesty italian distracts the Phase rep, while Jack deftly makes off with both LS lenses back to CA and down to Carmel for a visit....

    I guess I should just give Capture Integration a call and check how the wait-list is looking....


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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Ken, OR you could just join us in Glacier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Ken, OR you could just join us in Glacier!
    That would be better yet! So the fiesty italian and the cunning asian distract the Phase rep while Jack deftly pockets both LS lenses....



    I would love to come play sometime----saving up now for the 110mm LS, but my son (not much shorter than you now) is working hard to redirect increasing amounts of money to Costco for food...

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Yes, it's finally here... my own 55mm LS lens! And yes, it is a fair bit bigger and heavier than the old 55mm. But it does have a shutter inside it!

    And it comes with a lovely nice Phase One wrap thing...

    Lovely. And I'm off to California (from gloomy UK) tomorrow for 13 days too! Yay...

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    Damnit this is going to cost me money. LOL

    Have to put my order in
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Quote Originally Posted by adamduckworth View Post
    Yes, it's finally here... my own 55mm LS lens! And yes, it is a fair bit bigger and heavier than the old 55mm. But it does have a shutter inside it!

    And it comes with a lovely nice Phase One wrap thing...

    Lovely. And I'm off to California (from gloomy UK) tomorrow for 13 days too! Yay...
    Congrats Adam! Not sure where in CA you're heading, but I can tell you it's raining right now in the SF bay area
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Sacramento over the weekend, then driving back down to LA for next weekend.
    Rain? Don't want that! Got a magazine cover and 10 page feature to shoot on Friday and Saturday!

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Another from WA state, 55 mm LS. This jpeg can't do justice to the very fine detail this lens renders on the P65+.
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Here is a comparison (abbreviated) of the 55 mm Mamiya and the 55 mm LS Schneider.

    These are slightly over 100% crops of the extreme lower left corner of shots at full aperture, f2.8. Processed with C1 defaults only. First the Mamiya.



    And now the Schneider.



    I could show centers, edges etc etc but take it from me, the Schneider has appreciably better contrast throughout. There isn't much to choose between them in the center, and by f11 they're much more closely matched. But the LS is still crisper.

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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    Quote Originally Posted by adamduckworth View Post
    Lovely. And I'm off to California (from gloomy UK) tomorrow for 13 days too! Yay...
    Isn't "off to California" a British euphemism for "kicking the bucket"? Just wondering
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    Re: Schneider 55 mm LS for Phase

    I thought Florida was where people went to curl up and kick the bucket...
    Where you from Etrigan63?
    Oh.... Miami...

    And it's breezy in Sacramento. And I though the sun always shines in California...

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    We prefer the word "retire".
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