[Cross-posted from RangefinderForum.com because of no replies]
Does anyone know the difference -- design or quality or anything-else -- between the C-mount (for Kodak Retina RF) Schneider Curtars. What I now know is that one is f/5.6 and the other is f/4. The f/4 is much larger, but other than that I'm clueless.
The two lenses seem to share a similar design: 9 elements in 6 groups (including the common rear element). Both of the 35mm front lenses have 6 elements in 4 groups. Perhaps the biggest difference is the physical size -- the f/4 lens being more than twice the size of the f/5.6 lens.
But... what about image qualities... is one better than the other?
Any information about experiences with these lenses will be sincerely appreciated!