Schneider 360mm, aperture scale marks.

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  1. malcao

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    I have just bought a Schneider 360mm/6,8 with Prontor shutter. My question is that on my lens there are no marks between the aperture in the scale. Of course there are marks for 8-11-16 but no small marks in between. I searched the net and found a photo of 360mm/6,8 with small marks for the aperture scale, since the lens was made before my mine I thought this was a little bit strange so I sent a mail to Schneider and got this explanation.

    "Only the shutter iris scale starting with f-stop 6,8 and no marks between the full f-stops was made by our company.
    The other scale must be made by Prontor or a dealer did exchange the scales for himself, anyway they are wrong."

    Does your Schneider 360mm lenses have aperture marks in between?
     
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    Do you mean you have the aperture marks and there are no markings for 1/2 stops?
     
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    Yes, I have marks for 6.8, 8, 11, 16..... and nothing more. No 1/3 stops or 1/2 stops.
     
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    I've just looked at three shutters here and none of them have 1/2 stop indicators. They're all older shutters so it's possible that 1/2 marks are on newer shutters.
    Nothing to worry about though, at best they're close not precise.