schneider 38mm XL...any user feedback???greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Is anyone using the new 38XL in the field yet?? I'm here in Australia, with no way to try one out before I buy, and no luck with any reviews on one...I shoot architecture (6x9 & 6x12 mostly) , , thanks in advance
-- mark munro (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 2001
I'm in Sydney - I don't know about the 38XL but I can tell you that I have the Apo-Grandagon 35mm and I love it.
-- Walter Glover (email@example.com), November 27, 2001.
Mark, Seem to recall an article in View Camera July/August 2001. The review seemed to suggest that the lens was great for 6x7. Okay for 6x9 with very limited movement, and not good for any larger.
-- paul owen (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 2001.
Though I don't have a 35mm Grandagon OR a 38mm Super Angulon, my (already made) opinion is the f 4.5 Grandagon would be the lens of choice for this focal length area, since it is BRIGHTER (f4.5 vs f5.6), however I expect the XL may have a larger image circle (don't know though). I have the Grandagons 45mm, 55mm, 65, 75 and on up and like them very much. (I used to have a 47mm f5.6 Super Angulon)
-- Skot Weidemann (SWeidemann@aol.com), January 14, 2002.