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    Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    Hi guys,

    I was searching fot MFT-charts for the new Schneider LS lenses from Phase One. Can't find them on the website.

    Have they been published, and if so, anyone mind pointing me towards a link?

    Kind regards

    Paul

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    I haven't seen any MTF charts as yet. MTF charts for the rest of the line are printed in the Phase One Product Guide.
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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    To my calibrated eyeballs (), the solid and dashed lines are going to be basically a level, co-linear and highly positioned line with a fairly rapid "waterfall" down the last quarter at f2.8, the waterfall getting shallower to f8 where it disappears completely. (PS: The 55 may take to f11 before it completely flatlines.)

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    I was just wondering whether the new ls lenses - excepting their obvious high flash sync capabilities - are such a significant step up compared to the older mamiya lenses as to justify their relatively high price tags? for example, the 55mm costs about 3500 Euros in Europe, which is a solid price ...

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    I have all three of the Schneiders, 55, 80 and 110. All of them are extraordinarily sharp if you are talking absolute resolving power. They have that slightly "European" feel when compared to the Japanese designs, namely slightly cooler colour and if my eyes don't deceive me, a touch less contrast.I see this as a plus as I can always bump my curve if I need more contrast. Remember, we are capturing 12 stops of dynamic range here. The barrels are smooth functioning, AF is fast and accurate.
    Yes, they are pricey, but when they let me shoot wide open outdoors with flash, a look hitherto impossible, then to me, they are worth every penny. We are talking about roughly a grand per lens extra, right? Amortise that over an expected service life of 10-15 years and it seems worth it....
    In fairness, the Mamiya D lenses are pretty awesome optically. Just be careful when you are talking about "older" Mamiya lenses. The film-generation lenses tend to be designed with a target resolution of about 20lines per mm. The current generation digibacks need lenses that can resolve 60lines/mm to take advantage of the capabilities of the back. The only "older" lens that came close was the 120 macro. If anyone knows of any others that do, I'd love to hear it.

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by siebel View Post
    The only "older" lens that came close was the 120 macro. If anyone knows of any others that do, I'd love to hear it.
    Well, the 2.8/200 APO, but it's a manual focus lens, which means stopping-down manually.

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    I have the 55 and 80 LS lenses and i don't know the MTFs but they are extremely nice lenses with a great look and very sharp. I did a little mini review on the 55mm mostly if you want to look.

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    Re: Phase One LS lenses - MFT-Charts anywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Well, the 2.8/200 APO, but it's a manual focus lens, which means stopping-down manually.
    And the 300mm 2.8 APO!
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