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    40mm Zenzanon

    I find it very dificult/impossible to find rewievs on this lens.
    Does anyone own one or know where to look for rewievs ?
    regards Søren

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    For which one?

    http://www.maxwell.com.au/products/b.../pe40mmf4.html

    or this one?

    http://www.maxwell.com.au/products/b.../ps40mmf4.html

    Plus the ETRSI one comes in I think three versions.

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    Whooops sorry
    The PS
    I know the specs but would like to know about performance
    Regards Søren

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    If the PS is anything like my PE, it's good. Very sharp, very clear, very low distortion (read: I can't see any) - possibly my sharpest lens in any format.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    If the PS is anything like my PE, it's good. Very sharp, very clear, very low distortion (read: I can't see any) - possibly my sharpest lens in any format.

    that's about right Ole! I cant fault my 40mm ps at all - other than problems with filters - 95mm thread is too large to be affordable for screw ins and I get quite bad vignetting from my lee filter holder. the glass itself is superb. I have some pics in the standard gallery taken with mine at the moment.

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    I have the 40S and if the PS is anything like it, you will have no problems. BTW, I put a rubber band around the lens barrel, place a Cokin P filter inside the lens hood and loop the rubber band around opposite corners. This holds it in place. I prefer not to use the plastic filters but this is the only way I've found to use a filter on this lens. (%mm filters are impossible.

    Brian

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    For you guys having difficulty with filters for large lenses, one thing I did was get lucky on Ebay a couple of years ago and found a complete set of Kodak Wratten series filters, they are actually 6 inches x 6 inches and there is about 24 filters in the pack of various styles and colors, but once I compose my shot, I just take the filter gel out and hold in front of the lens for the exposure, now if it is windy or rainy, it won't work as the gel is thin enough to be affected by the elements, but on those calm days it works just fine, you just have to make sure it is flat when your holding it front of the lens..

    Works for me, could be a solution to the filter problem for some.

    Dave

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    The bellows hood for the ETR takes 3"x3" filters and is often pretty reasonable used. I wonder if a similar hood is out there for the SQ line. If it takes 4" filters then wouldn't that be all you need?

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    The PE takes a 62mm filter, so I've equipped it with a WA Lee adapter. The PS is something different...
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    But a hood might exist for the PS. Even if it's not from Bronica.

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