75mm f/5,6 Schneider SA

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  1. Soeren

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    i did a search here and on Google but didn't get much info on it.
    Any one used the Schneider 75mm f/5,6 Super Angulon?
    How do you like it?
    Any links to reviews?
    What did I just buy? :tongue:
    I understand Ill need a recessed lensboard for my Sinar Norma and it may cause trouble trying to use it with the 5X7 to 4X5 reduction back. comments on that?
    Kind regards
     
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    I use a Super-Angulon 65mm 5.6 on my Norma without a recessed lensboard, so a 75 shouldn't be a problem. I don't know about the reduction back, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work OK (I could be wrong of course).

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    Thanks Trond
    The reduction backs moves the filmplane backwards quite a bit so it may cause a problem.
    Then lens is mounted on a linhoff board so ill need to move it then Ill see.
    Are there such thing as Linhoff to Sinar boards?
    Kind regards
     
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    Yes, check out 350140071862 on eBay.

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    I didn't see the 75 on Ebay.
    I have used this lens for the past 30 years as my standard lens, that should tell you a lot.
    Great for architecture and landscapes.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks Peter and Trond
    Hmm can't wait to get it. gotta get a proper lensboard for it.
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    I've used this lens on my Horseman LE. I have it on a flat lensboard, where it requires the bag bellows. The light falloff is significant enough that it really should have a center filter. Other than that, it's plenty sharp, and reasonably bright for focusing.
     
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    What size is the shutter? how big a hole does it require?
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    I have one of those lenses. It fits in a Copal 0 shutter.

    I am very pleased with the sharpness and tonality. Its a very nice piece of glass and an important part of my repertoire. The negs always appear strikingly sharp in the loupe.

    In use, the lens represents more of a challenge than my 90mm. The 75 needs to be very close to the gg, and won't allow any movement with many cameras. When its on my Arca Swiss monorail, there are no movements even with a bag bellows. For that camera it needs both the bag bellows and then a recessed board as well. On my field camera it works the normal bellows just fine.

    Another thing to consider is all of the scenery that gets pulled in to the picture. Its pretty hard to have this lens pointed anywhere near the direction of the sun and not get some flaring, or highlight runout, if you will. So in use one needs to beware of the hot spots.

    There are definitely shots, though, that I wouldn't have been able to get without that lens. The near-far compositions are way more dramatic with a 75 than a 90, even though its only 15mm difference. Also wide landscapes with dramatic skies. Not everyone's cup of tea, but this lens will get em for ya.

    JY
     
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    Soeren, I will add my voice to the chorus of approval for this lens. My example is bitingly sharp, particularly for 6x9 which I use it most for, but also for 5x4. It will not cover 5x7. Manufacturer's data can be found here http://www.schneideroptics.com/info...ormat_lenses/super-angulon/data/5.6-75mm.html. It may be the sharpest 75 mm LF lens that Schneider has ever made—see Klayman's reply here http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0032dq. Over my desk at work is a 20x24 inch print from a drum-scanned tranny made using this lens, and it is a good illustration of its qualities. However, I used quite a lot of front shift, which required the use of a centre filter. Depending on the sort of work you do, you may need one. They are not cheap!
     
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    Thanks all for your replies.
    Seems Im getting into some trouble here + added costs making this lens work :smile:
    As mentioned its on a Linhoff lensboard and Im a bit courious, which cameras uses Linhoff boards?
    Kind regards
     
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    The Linhoff lensboards are used for the Linhoff Master Technika 4x5, the Wista folders.

    As I used to have a Master Technika, so most of my lenses are on Linhoff boards. (58XL, 72XL, 75, 115, 150 and Imagon 250)
    For the Sinar I use an adapterplate lensboard.
    The main advantage of the Linhoff boards is that they are relative small and fitt into a case easier.

    You can get a lensboard for your own 4x5 and sell of the Linhoff board if you want.

    Peter
     
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    I used on where I worked in the mid 70's and found it to be an excellent lens. It won't give excessive movements but probably enough for most shooting. I owned a 75 f8 for about thirty + years and liked it except for the limited movements (less then the 5.6). I finally sold it a few years ago and bought the 72xl which has much more movement. The 75 f5.6 is a very sharp and contrasty lens. It will serve you well. Good choice.
     
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    Thanks for your replies Peter and Don
    It seems the Shen Hao uses Linhoff type lensboards too, right?
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    Ahh got that little gem yesterday. Of to order that adapter lensboard :smile:
    Kind regards