Schneider has just announced three beautiful new DSLR lenses for still photography. Their lenses have long been the gold standard in cinema glass and they're bringing that level of craftsmanship to these three manual focus lenses. The arms race towards ultimate optical performance is getting very interesting. The latest full frame digital sensors are finally starting to push lens design's limits and these should be near the top performing lenses available when they release.
- 35mm F/1.6
- 50mm F/1.4
- 85mm F/2.4 Macro
The lenses have been developed to meet the increasingly stringent requirements in combination with a continuous decrease in pixel size. “The lenses are produced in Bad Kreuznach for sophisticated users. They stand out in particular with their high image quality,” says Frithjof Spangenberg, product manager for photo imaging at Schneider-Kreuznach.
These lenses will be available in both Canon and Nikon mount, with the Nikon version including mechanical aperture control.
To aid in manually focusing, these lenses have the electronics necessary to confirm focus. This should also give full exif data.
No date release date at this time and expect these to be priced near the high end of the market.