Showcase Schneider Kreuznach 105mm 4.5 Xenar on Olympus E-P2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by raid, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I used today a 6x9 lens on the E-P2. It is the Schneider Kreuznach 105mm 4.5 Xenar. I bought this lens many years ago adapted to Pentacon P mount. I added a Pentacon P to Canon FD adapter, followed by Canon FD to LTM adapter, and I wrapped things up with a LTM - M 4/3 adapter. It has no focusing capabilities, and I have to walk back and forth into and out of focus in the range 5-6 feet at aperture 4.5. I also used aperture 32 to get low contrast images that were OK sharp for distant objects. The lens works best wide open for portraits;. It is a lot of fun to play with such lenses to get some different results once in a while. I took my two daughters for a drive to downtown Pensacola where we first had lunch, followed by walking around for a while. Then we picked up my wife from our home and we drove to the beach to enjoy the colorful sunset.

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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    This was at the Farmer's Market and on Palafox Street downtown today.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2--14s.


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    At home:

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    At the beach:


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    Xenar%20105%20EP2%204%3D-13s.
     
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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    This lens has some flaws. It is very difficult to use it during a sunset. I cannot even estimate where the focus is. Using it at F 32 lowers the optical performance.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%205%3D-21-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%205%3D-19-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%205%3D-23-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%205%3D-18-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%205%3D-14bw-XL.
     
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  4. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I had fun with it all. The lens is OK for portraits but maybe this is where I should leave things. It does well in sunshine.

    A Harley was parked on the street, so I took some shots. Its owner was a guy my age (but he had tattoos). He told me that he bought the bike for $16000, and that he has driven it "everywhere". He called it "my girlfriend".


    Xenar%20105%20EP2%204%3D-3-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%204%3D-6-XL.

    Xenar%20105%20EP2%204%3D-5-XL.
     
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  5. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The pictures look good: can you post some pictures of the lens? Would like to see what the head looks like.

    I like the 85~105 range on the RF, makes up for the 3ft min focus on most lenses. Just bought a Minolta 85/2.8 LTM.
     
  6. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Here are 2 snapshots of the lens.


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  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    "I'm Thinking..."
     
  8. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    What are you thinking about?

    Whoever created this monster put together several rings, starting with a Pentacon P adapter and ending with the lens.