Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Here is an interesting lens that I just received in trade (for some database setup and lessons on MS Access databases). Around the front rim it says: Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 1:5.6/240 3811070 (there is a red triangle outline just before the serial number). The lens head has been connected to a 30mm Leitz New York LTM extension tube, which then attaches to a "homebuilt" LTM to SL bayonet mount adapter. It uses the SL bellows for focusing. Range is from infinity down to about a 1:2 ratio (i.e., image on film about half size as the object - is 1:2 the right ratio expression?) I know Schneider is known for sharp lenses. Does anyone know about this 240mm (Marc, are you out there)? Should be fun to play with on my SL2. The barrel from the lens head is not very pretty, but the glass looks mint. Also the adapter lets me put a LTM Focotar enlarging lens on the SL with bellows, just in case I want to photograph how many angels really are on the head of a pin! Gary Todoroff.