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

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
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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Raid

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Dec 15, 2011
This was at the Farmer's Market and on Palafox Street downtown today.

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At home:

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At the beach:


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Raid

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Dec 15, 2011
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.

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Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
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".


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BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
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.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
What are you thinking about?

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

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