Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Digital Photography Now Gives Information on Schneider Kreuznach's Plans for Micro 4/3 Lenses

Recently-Announced Schneider Kreuznach 14mm f2 Lens for Micro 4/3
Image Source: http://dpnow.com/8743.html
Digital Photography Now has posted a nice article with exciting news for Micro 4/3 format camera users. Schneider Kreuznach, a venerable German designer and manufacturer of high quality optics, has decided to focus on development of a new line of lenses specifically for Micro 4/3 cameras.
(Click Here) to read the original article over on dpnow.com.
The first lens to be offered will be a 14mm f2. It is reported to have lightning fast autofocus and complete electronic integration with Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 cameras. The lens will be manufactured in Germany. The company has also indicated that it is focusing the Micro 4/3 camera system, and will offer more lenses in the future.
This is very exciting news for me. I have recently been shooting some old cameras, including a 1949 Zeiss 35mm camera, equipped with a 45mm f2.8 Xenon, manufactured by Schneider Kreuznach.
Tmoni Griffin, by Reed A. George
Zeiss 522/24 35mm Film Camera (ca. 1949)
Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 45mm f2.8 Lens
Not bad for a 63 year old lens, huh? Welcome to Micro 4/3, Schneider Kreuznach!