Schneider Karat-Xenar 5cm F2.8 on the EP2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Brian S, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Found the loose lens at a show for $30, no camera. Glass in great shape, took it apart and cleaned all of the surfaces. adapted to Leica mount using a Canon 50/2.8 Focus mount, retaining rings from an Industar-61 as a barrel, and focus ring from a lens off of a Kodak TLR for a trim ring.

    Wide-Open at F2.8

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    This is a 5 element in 4 group lens, looks like Schneider modified a typical Tessar by splitting the front element into an air-spaced pair. It is sharper than my Zeiss Tessar 5cm f2.8 of the same period.

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