Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 Review

11/13/2014 - 10:14
Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 Review




Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5

The lens is assembled in the Compur shutter, has 10 aperture blades. Minimum aperture - 32. The design is anastigmatic 4 elements in 3 groups (Tessar).

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5

Schneider is known for its quality manufacturing optics. This lens is not an exception, it is made in the best traditions of the firm. I surprised its quality, sharpness, contrast, plastic. For the uncoated lens is a very good performance.

Large Format lens on DSLR camera

I mount it to the Nikon camera using the focusing helicoid. Also, read How to Mount Large Format Lenses on DSLR Camera

 

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 Sample Photos

All photos are taken on the Nikon D3100, at wide open f/ 4,5. Tweaked levels in RAW converter.

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples

Bokeh like Tessar

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples

Color reproduction is good, but when shooting backlit, colors strongly distorted.

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samplesJos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples

Pleasant soft effect for portraits

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samplesJos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples Example color distortion backlit, partly it happens when due correction contrast to the editor. It turns vintage color rendition, like Instagram filters.

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples

Another example backlit. Contrast greatly loosened in RAW converter to bring the image back to normal. Chromatic aberration is not noticed. Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samplesJos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samplesJos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples

Subjectively, I liked this lens. In comparison with other uncoated lenses has good quality.

Jos. Schneider & Co Kreuznach Xenar 105 mm f/ 4.5 samples





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