04 May 2017

Schneider Xenar 50mm in Gotokuji. It is a better lens than reputation.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Curtagon’s 35 mm that Nakayama woke up to the old lens in earnest. The famous Helios is like an entrance. The 50mm lens of Schneider who made that Curtagon 35 mm is a challenge to Xenar 50mm said to be well-balanced up to the four corners.

Lens and manufacturer introduction

Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 50mm f / 2.8
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Schneider Kreuznach, a well-established manufacturer, currently producing lenses for high-end users.
Being a pre-war Leica supplier, I have been supplying lenses, but it is a well-established manufacturer with outstanding quality, but I do not think there is another popularity in Japan.

Speaking of Schneider, it is a dark color paste, an impression of a strong contrast, but this lens seems to have a slightly different reputation,

Today’s Agenda

· Explain the state of the tessar type Schneider Xenar of the type that stabilizes to the four corners.
· Accustomed to the feeling of operation of SONY after a long time of purchase of a7
· Walking around Gotokuji

Bokeh taste, depiction around the frame, color

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Is not it okay?
A little blurred around the upper left, but if it is open and the whole is this depiction Zhongshan is quite satisfactory.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
The front blur is hard and you can read the “Bicycle parking” neatly.
In this picture, the blurring continues from the yellow letters of the “bicycle parking lot” to the white flowers on the left side, but the blurring continues, but if you look only with the blur before, you may well be a little blurred.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
When purchasing a7 again, I naturally purchased the mount again. It is with a macro from the beginning taking advantage of reflections of last year.

I tried to get back to you, but on this day there is a little wind and the flowers shake as it is, after all, the focus can not be adjusted to the stub.
It is published for reference.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
I am taking conscious of front blur here as well.
It is an impression that comes out hard again.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Is the back blur feeling soft as it is. Feeling bubble blur is out.
Like many Tessar type it seems there is no feeling of grosgle blur.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
I took some pictures for adjusting the angle of the breaker. Whether kore is the best.
Also, I wanted to feel like I was tightening the sky with the marginal amount of light, so I am taking this with open.
I could not use blur, but I felt it was intended.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
It is a standard frame as shooting with close range, open. The depiction of the four corners is very beautifully gathered.
The expression of the focusing surface and the peripheral light amount falling balance are just right feeling, and it is a lens that is easy to use with the reflection of the old lenses in any way.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
It seems that painting style blur is similar to Xenon of the same Schneider, but from the balance’s perspective, Xenar is more soft and gentle. Xenon and Xenar are similar in name, but the appearance is completely different.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
It seems that front blur also looks very soft as far as it goes by.
For the commentary of a large number of inviting cats, we will have it in the second half.

Resolution of focused surface, sharpness when focusing, aberration

This item is about taken at F8.0.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Despite focusing on F8.0, the depiction of the focusing surface can not be said to be “shakki!”, But it is an old lens and it is texturey.
Rather, the texture like this is a fun place for old lenses.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
I feel that the description of the line is similar to the same Xenon or Curtagon.
I wonder what color is it. Although the lens composition is different, it is ambiguous thought that it can not be concretely said even if it says that it is similar.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
In the vicinity of Futatsukuji, old quarters remain quite well and there is quiet bustling and it fits well with the depiction of the old lens.
It expresses the atmosphere of the town properly and I am thankful for being a first photographer for a7 photography again.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Although it is not sharp, I feel that I feel the texture of the actual one.
With the feeling that it was not too much and not too much.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Lens composition 3 groups 4 pieces Tessar type, the balance to the four corners is stable.
The sun was as strong as it was, but it looks like it is well adjusted and spreads to the four corners.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Go to the opposite side of Aoto Temple station, towards Gotokuji, so that you can see lucky cats everywhere.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
If you can narrow down this frame in the shade, this lens may not be released. It might be like taking a picture with Xenon and doing it.

Schneider Xenar 50mm may take!
A lot of seasonal patterns or peonies (Shakuyaku) were blooming in Futatsukuji.
It is a beautiful flower with excitement and shooting, but the impression that it is difficult to take unexpectedly low height. So at the front from the dock.

Although stamen came out sharply, I took it with the macro / helicoid mentioned above. It can be said that it is slightly foul.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
And a huge group of lucky cats.

Schneider Xenar 50mm may take!
I invite you around there.
Apparently there seems to be a legend of the birthplace of the place.

Purchase route, repair and versatility, reference at purchase

M42 mount Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 50mm f / 2.8
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

About 1958 years manufacturing, it is a pretty old generation housing and 10 diaphragm blades. I bought a lens in a good condition.
It seems that it has changed to a zebra from silver enclosure.

The shortest shooting distance is 50 cm, the tessar type lens configuration of 3 groups 4, 180 g and affordable lightness.

Purchase purchased from 3730 cases 100% Positive feedback seller named fotoptik on usual eBay.
I was negotiating, so I bought it as cheap as $ 10. I will try it.

Roughly describing the product state,
Function system: Lens optical system is Mint condition. It moves perfectly and the focus is smooth and accurate. There is a little oil stain on the aperture blade. Diaphragm blades move easily. The aperture ring also moves easily. Optical system: The lens is clear. The coating is perfect. There are no scratches, clouds, fungi.
It feels like I said.
There are seven photos and a look like the exterior, there were also squeezed pictures that Nakayama emphasizes.

The thing that arrived was in a rather good condition rather than as explained.
Because it was a pretty good shopping in this state with the cap around the front and back.

When purchasing

eBay,it is around 10,000 yen ~ 20,000 yen.
I think that I could have bought a little cheaper than this purchase price but I think that Schneider wants to have something of good quality though it is difficult to repair due to the experience so far and I feel like I own this store because I like this manufacturer It was. Sometimes it fails with Curtagon. .

By the way, Schneider seems to be unpopular in Japan, and there are few exhibitions if it is Yahoo auction.

Mount

When it is a7, since the distance to the camera image pickup element is short, correspondence of the mount part of the adapter etc. is very flexible, and it is because of the fact that the old lens became popular.

So, if you buy a M42 → NEX (SONY E) conversion mount, it is recommended to have a macro helicoid.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Although I can not beat as long as it is normal,

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
If it is a macro helicoid, I can go to this point. It is another world.
Although it shakes hands considerably.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
So even with a low height of peony, even if the distance to the ground is close, it will be blurred.
It is not surprisingly high compared to ordinary mounts, so I think I can buy it from the beginning.

Also, as mentioned above, Canon 5D is not good.
I get an error for the mirror.
When Flektogon was at infinity, I got a bit of a hit and it was not enough for the mirror to fall off, but this Xenar got a complete error so please be aware.

Comparison of aperture and shutter speed

Aperture F 2.8, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 200
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Aperture F 8.0, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 1000
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
As you can see, the focus is still completely different.
I think that opening is probably due to spherical aberration and the focus is getting sweeter, but I like this for this.

Aperture F 2.8, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 800
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Aperture F 8.0, Shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 5000
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Should I narrow down the frame I said?
With a picture that I want to parse a bit.

Directing direction of shooting, as a portrait lens

It seems that you may be able to make a picture that fills the background pretty well in the frame of the grain like town photography, but how about the side?
I do not know without taking this picture. I have not written an article yet, but Meyer’s Trioplan 50mm showed outstanding portrait capability, so I think that it is unknown to know the position of portrait just by the impression of city photography.

Around where I walked “Around the Buddhist Temple”

City recommendation degree ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ = 4
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Start from the last train “station Aotoitoku station”.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
In the back of a small shopping street, Yamashita station on Setagaya line had a front.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Indeed this side.
I usually walk straight from Aoto Temple station, entering from the entrance on the other side, but this person coming in through the shopping street is a little fun.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
The influence of Setagaya line which runs slowly, atmosphere of townscape and town is relaxed and it is calm.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Loose cats everywhere.
This city seems to be easy to live in.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Along the street on the south side of the station, I was worried why two butchers in the buildings each have some problems.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Is it that shade is good for raw meat?

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
And we arrived at Gotokuji.
This contrast difference is impossible for old lenses. It may be difficult even with modern lenses.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
A lot of inviting cats are placed in a corner of the premises as it seemed to be the birthplace of lucky cats.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Anything, if the warrior of the Sengoku warrior Naoaki Ii felt that the cat in the temple invited me to enter the temple, it was a thunderstorm, and it seems that it started from a place where I donated a lot of money to a temple that was poor as a thank you. (I ended up talking a lot)

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
It is a nice atmosphere because cats’ figurines look happy anyway.

And! Here at the rare battery exhaustion, I met baptism of the mirrorless fast battery exhaustion after a long absence.
Sorry I have an iPhone photo from here.

Comparison of aperture and shutter speed

Aperture F 2.8, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 200
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Aperture F 8.0, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 1000
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
As you can see, the focus is still completely different.
I think that opening is probably due to spherical aberration and the focus is getting sweeter, but I like this for this.

Aperture F 2.8, shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 800
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Aperture F 8.0, Shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 5000
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Should I narrow down the frame I said?
With a picture that I want to parse a bit.

Directing direction of shooting, as a portrait lens

It seems that you may be able to make a picture that fills the background pretty well in the frame of the grain like town photography, but how about the side?
I do not know without taking this picture. I have not written an article yet, but Meyer’s Trioplan 50mm showed outstanding portrait capability, so I think that it is unknown to know the position of portrait just by the impression of city photography.

Around where I walked “Around the Buddhist Temple”

City recommendation degree ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ = 4
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Start from the last train “station Aotoitoku station”.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
In the back of a small shopping street, Yamashita station on Setagaya line had a front.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Indeed this side.
I usually walk straight from Aoto Temple station, entering from the entrance on the other side, but this person coming in through the shopping street is a little fun.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
The influence of Setagaya line which runs slowly, atmosphere of townscape and town is relaxed and it is calm.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Loose cats everywhere.
This city seems to be easy to live in.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Along the street on the south side of the station, I was worried why two butchers in the buildings each have some problems.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Is it that shade is good for raw meat?

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
And we arrived at Gotokuji.
This contrast difference is impossible for old lenses. It may be difficult even with modern lenses.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
A lot of inviting cats are placed in a corner of the premises as it seemed to be the birthplace of lucky cats.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Anything, if the warrior of the Sengoku warrior Naoaki Ii felt that the cat in the temple invited me to enter the temple, it was a thunderstorm, and it seems that it started from a place where I donated a lot of money to a temple that was poor as a thank you. (I ended up talking a lot)

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
It is a nice atmosphere because cats’ figurines look happy anyway.

And! Here at the rare battery exhaustion, I met baptism of the mirrorless fast battery exhaustion after a long absence.
Sorry I have an iPhone photo from here….

iPhone 6 Plus shooting
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Perhaps it was the main building.
Anyway, you can take iPhone 6 Plus terribly well. There is neither possible nor impossible, there is no part of the taste, but exposure and focus are the quality of the destroyed cheapest conection completely.
I also feel better than a cheap single lens reflex set.

iPhone 6 Plus shooting
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
The cherry tree which bloomed at the outermost gate was splendid.
I wanted to shoot with Xenar.

iPhone 6 Plus shooting
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
Finally at the coffee shop in front of Miyanosaka station I rested my body with eating sweet things.

It is Hawaiian’s music, it is a nice shop with soft light with a relaxing white tone.
It was nice to thank you for walking tired feet that it was a shop off shoes.

Colorful handmade waffles are tasty.
Set and price is reasonable.

Although it looks like a small shop if it is from outside, there is more room than I thought in the seat because there was a back. After tomorrow in the group, it seems to be good for the schedule of tea here.

There was a Setagaya Hachimangu shrine that could be taken in the immediate vicinity, but there is no more a7 battery.
Next time we will start from Miyazonaka station.

Shooting camera information

SONY a7
Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
The camera is the first SONY a7, the image quality mode is RAW, the creative style at the time of shooting is “neutral”, but I think that it is only jpg to be reflected, so it does not matter.

It was the first time in half a year since I sold out lenses surprisingly for a7 II and M 42 mount at the end of last year.
I’d like to buy a7 II, but it is a residence of the lens swamp so much that I want to turn that amount to the lens.

The main reason for rebuilding is that the Xenar 50mm this time is Canon 5Dmark III and it mirrors the mirror.
Meyer ‘s Primagon who has not taken other town yet is also perfect.
Then, although I had been born until now, Flektogon also comes around at infinity.
I could not put up with that.

Schneider Xenar 50mm can be taken well!
With this, “I thought it would be OK even if only a7?”, But since it was 5D all the time here, there was a sense of incongruity for shooting a bit.

I thought that it is easier to take a picture that comes after all.
I guess 5D should be taken a bit.

In addition, due to the rapid acquisition of citizenship of photos in SNS in recent years and the influence of visitors coming in inbound, it became easier to take a city sharply in the past year and everyone’s vigilance faded even if the camera was big I think whether it is.
I was pretty conscious a while ago.

Raw development

Since development is currently in Photoshop CC 2017 and we want to leave the characteristics of the lens in the photograph, we only adjust the extent to make the brightness uniform by the exposure dose.
For comparative photographs etc., white balance may be the same.

Aperture

I am taking pictures while considering who fits in open F 2.8 and F 8.

Shutter speed

Because there are many outside days, depending on the strength and softness of the sun, about 1/200 to 1/1000, if you want to make a strong contrast, etc., you may take about 1 / 2,000 shots.

ISO

Because it is daytime, I often go about ISO 100 in case of opening, about ISO 2000 in case of squeezing.

Even so, thanks to the mirrorless monitor, the display that the exposure was calculated is appreciated.
It is saved because it is displayed even in the viewfinder with brightness properly added ISO.

White balance

There are many things that you are doing auto outside, but there are times when you fix a sunny weather day or a room with natural light.
Adjusting with manual Kelvin (K) is only when using a strobe etc. inside the room.

supplement

There is an article by Xenon of the same manufacturer Schneider as the lens of Xenar of this time, which talks come out in the article.
Painting expressiveness of thick colored and gentle lines Schneider Xenon 50mm made in 1966
Please compare it if you like.