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    Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    We've completed a basic test of the Schneider 40-80LS Zoom for the Phase One DF/DF+.

    Below are some quick 100% crops for fast/easy viewing. We also have full-res 100% JPGS on our website and raws available upon request.




    Note that the above JPGS include adjustments including automatic lens correction and automatic perspective correction using the IQ2's built-in 2-way electronic level ("just push the magic button in C1"). If you'd prefer to make the judgement without these feel free to request the raw files and process as you please.
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    Re: Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    Amazing.
    I had a similar experience with the 75-150LS recently. Will post a few pics on another thread. It would be good to compare these with jpgs from a tech cam.
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    Re: Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    sharper than 80mm LS I think.

    My 80mm LS is the softest lens in my arsenal. I have 6.

    It is the lens I used most of the time, I wish it is better.

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    Re: Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    Doug

    Thanks very much for these - really appreciated as I'm just thinking about trading in a whole bunch of gear for that lens. It doesn't look tech cam sharp to me but it's a little hard to tell. Do you have any plans to test it directly against Rodenstocks?

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    And is it just me or are the colours significantly brighter out of the camera on the IQ250? IQ260 images look flat by comparison.

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    Re: Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Osbourne View Post
    Thanks very much for these - really appreciated as I'm just thinking about trading in a whole bunch of gear for that lens. It doesn't look tech cam sharp to me but it's a little hard to tell. Do you have any plans to test it directly against Rodenstocks?
    Probably not, only because we consider them pretty different use cases. That doesn't mean their uses won't overlap for some users, but I think it'd be the exception, not the rule. Maybe we should rethink this after these results? I don't know - will think about it this weekend.

    But of course we're always glad to have clients come and do their own tests. You're only a flight away and the cost of the flight looks like a great value when considering the cost of the lens!
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    Re: Schneider/Phase 40-80mm LS Zoom Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Osbourne View Post
    And is it just me or are the colours significantly brighter out of the camera on the IQ250? IQ260 images look flat by comparison.
    Light/Clouds were changing and I was using aperture-priority metering as my chief concentration was to ensure consistent focus for comparison of sharpness throughout the frame.

    I've done quite a bit now with both the IQ250 and IQ260 and the out of camera rendering is not identical, but it's pretty close - if all else is held equal.

    Feel free to ping me for the raws if you want to tweak exposure to more closely match on any given frame.
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