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    Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Interested in informed opinions regarding the SCHNEIDER/ALPA APO-HELVETAR 5.6/60 MM XL and the RODENSTOCK/ALPA HR ALPAGON 4.0/50 MM.

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    SK 60 is maybe the best tech lens around. I really liked mine
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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    SK 60 is maybe the best tech lens around. I really liked mine
    I wish I had bought yours when I had the chance. Big mistake

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Thanks Guy.

    Some have said that the SK60 needs to be used with a CF whereas the HR50 doesn't.

    Confirmed?

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    The S/K 60mm/5.6 is probably the best lens I have ever used on a tech camera. Huge image circle (120mm), sharp, good general contrast, good micro-contrast, minimal distortion. Nothing not to like. If you want to exploit the full 120mm IC, then the CF is recommended.

    The R/S 50mm 'only' has a 90mm IC. It is also a great performer.

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    I presume you are stitching? If not then there are other lenses you can look at - of equal quality when straight shooting, like Rodenstocks Digaron-S range for example.

    Its 60mm f4, needs no CF, gives you an extra stop, is very sharp corner to corner, and requires minimal LCC work. It is also smaller & lighter, and nearly half the price of the others you mention. You cannot, however, stitch with it - the image circle only allows a modest amount of rise/shift.

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    The S/K 60mm/5.6 is probably the best lens I have ever used on a tech camera. Huge image circle (120mm), sharp, good general contrast, good micro-contrast, minimal distortion. Nothing not to like. If you want to exploit the full 120mm IC, then the CF is recommended.

    The R/S 50mm 'only' has a 90mm IC. It is also a great performer.
    Hi

    I just got the SK 60mm 5.6. to use on the AS F camera, do you know the part number for the CF?

    Thanks in advance

    Best

    Phil

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Oops ... missed your post - sorry for delayed reply. The CF is the IIh (08-1069161).

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    Re: Which lens delivers better edge-to-edge results?

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    Oops ... missed your post - sorry for delayed reply. The CF is the IIh (08-1069161).
    Thanks so much

    best

    Phil

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