Schneider APO Tele Xenar HM 400/5.6 -- any experiences? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread


I am seriously considering replacing my Nikkor 300/9 and 450/9 lenses with the Schneider. The primary reasons are: 1) Brighter image; 2) Shorter bellows extension; 3) smaller total number of lenses. I would very much appreciate any comments on the lens and on my plan.

-- Sergey Zhupanov (, January 31, 2000


How much do you want for the Nikkor 300/9?

-- Darron Spohn (, February 02, 2000.

Sergey, I hope you have strong shoulders, lots of room in your bag and a pocket full of money, because this lens is heavy, large and expensive. The new compact version still sports a #3 shutter. Also check the bellows pull (back focal length) before you buy, it wasn't that short for a tele design. Pat

-- Pat Raymore (, February 03, 2000.

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