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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    I just spoke to Schneider and got news about the PC-TS Super Angulon.

    The good: lenses are on order and could arrive any day now.

    The bad: list price $10,000!

    We can probably assume it will be very good. I look forward to reading about it from a distance.

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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    This one was just $350

    D700 with Nikkor 28mm f/2.0 AI-S @ f/4



    and a 100% crop:



    another 100%, left edge this time:


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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    Another $9650 gets you a 72mm image circle, movements, and allegedly state of the art MF digital quality optics.

    I suppose there's a chance the guy was misinformed. Maybe he meant 10,000 pesos.

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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    That would be more like it. 10,000 Philippine pesos is around $240. I would be willing to pay that

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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    I've been snooping around, trying to get more information on the Schneider. It appears similar to the 28mm LS lens for Phase One, which unfortunately hasn't gotten a whole lotta love around here.

    I asked Schneider and got the following:

    yes, indeed, basically it is, the lens design of Mamiya 4,5/28mm medium format lens.

    But, and this is very important, Mrs. Ebbesmeier did recalculate the optic design and we get a slightly different version in a three cell unit for better centering for an excellent performance.
    So, now it's really wait and see. But how can you not want a lens at least a little, knowing it was calculated by Mrs. Ebbesmeier?

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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulraphael View Post
    I've been snooping around, trying to get more information on the Schneider. It appears similar to the 28mm LS lens for Phase One, which unfortunately hasn't gotten a whole lotta love around here.

    I asked Schneider and got the following:

    yes, indeed, basically it is, the lens design of Mamiya 4,5/28mm medium format lens.

    But, and this is very important, Mrs. Ebbesmeier did recalculate the optic design and we get a slightly different version in a three cell unit for better centering for an excellent performance.
    So, now it's really wait and see. But how can you not want a lens at least a little, knowing it was calculated by Mrs. Ebbesmeier?
    Of course! Mrs. Ebbesmeier's recalculation MUST be trusted... except... who is she?
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    I looked her up ... she's been there a long time and holds a bunch of patents.

    No more lenses for me unless they're Mrs. Ebbesmeier Signature models.
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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    Are there any older WA lenses for medium format that would be interesting to try on a 35mm DSLR?

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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Are there any older WA lenses for medium format that would be interesting to try on a 35mm DSLR?
    Jorgen, I think it depends on what you value in a lens. Technically (sharpness, etc) MF lenses aren't generally as good as 35mm, and especially the thing is that on MF WA lenses use longer focal lengths than on 35mm - the 28mm on MF is very very wide (about 15-17mm equivalent), but on 35mm is... just a 28mm. If you look for character, then all bets are off - whatever you find appealing is worth pursuing, when it comes to lens character!
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    Re: 28mm: what's people's favourite, and why?

    I kept the 28/2AI even after I bought a 28/1.8G. I like both of these lenses. But the 28/2 has a cinematic character, a kind of "rounded" tonal rendering that is very pleasing, and excellent bokeh. Make no mistake, it is plenty sharp, resolving hairs on my D800 at a distance. It's my favorite street lens.

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