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Schneider- Kreuznach 14/2.0 announced.

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by DonTom, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Looks like a tidy lens, but quite large compared to the Panny 14/2.5! Still, it's great to see a German manufacter making an AF, modern lens for micro four thirds, I would not have foreseen that!
    New Schneider lens.
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  2. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    Price ? :biggrin:
  3. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2011
  4. Farcanalman


    Feb 12, 2012
    It is S&K...

    So it will be expensive, like all native lenses and all German Optical manufacturers!

  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    My guess is it will not be expensive. It will be very expensive.

    The Olympus 12/2 will look like bargain and many people will whine (or whinge if they're British) that m43 is supposed to be small and cheap.

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  6. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    -1 :rofl:
  7. slith

    slith Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    And that's before anyone comments on FF equivalent DOF and lens speed... ! :D 
  8. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    Schneider Super-Angulon? Easily over $1000
  9. CUB

    CUB Guest

    I doubt very much that the lens will be made in Germany. More likely it will be made in Shenzhen or Seoul where Schneider-Kreuznach has manufacturing facilities. So it should not be vastly expensive.

    Personally, I am disappointed with the company's choice of focal length for its first foray into m4/3. 28mm (full frame equivalent, 14mm m4/3) is a focal length I rarely use. I would have valued a 21mm (10.5mm m4/3), a 24mm (12mm m4/3), a 35mm (17.5mm m4/3), a 40mm (20mm m4/3) or a portrait lens between 85mm and 105mm (42.5 to 52.5mm m4/3). 28mm has always been more popular in Japan than in western countries.
  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    The more expensive it is the less likely it will give me GAS! :biggrin:
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  11. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    The photos show 'Made in Germany' on the front.

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    I'd guess $1200-1500 or so, based on the price of Zeiss's rangefinder lens line.

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  12. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    Can I just say that it doesn't look like an expensive lens? (name aside)
  13. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    Wanna bet ? :tongue:
  14. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    And now 43rumors is insisting it will be an AF lens.

    I could be wrong, but I think this would be the first 'made in Germany' AF lens. Or at least the first for SLR/ILC...

  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    wondering what if this lens was included instead of the 14 2.5 in the kit when I had my GF3.

    OK seriously, even though this lens is supposed be highly qualified as a 14, the price is going to prevent it from outselling Oly 12 2.0
  16. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    From 43rumors:
    No doubt it's an expensive lens, I'm sure more than $1000 if it does indeed have AF. Still I think it's a great news! The wider the spectrum of available lenses the better the system is.
  17. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    More than likely an AF lens... looking at the pictures, there is no aperture ring. So I would assume it is set electronically.
  18. RichA

    RichA Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    I like the bayonet for the hood. But it's going to have to be considerably better than the Panasonic 14mm to justify what will likely be a 4-digit price.
  19. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2011
  20. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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