Phase One today announced the immediate availability of the Schneider Kreuznach 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 leaf shutter zoom lens. You can order yours now from Teamwork Digital.
A short zoom lens designed to deliver outstanding image quality
The Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens is the perfect companion for the location photographer that demands optimum quality. This lens delivers outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range and boasts an optical performance more associated with the best prime lenses.
Phase One 645 camera platform
This is the second zoom lens designed for the Phase One 645 camera platform, and it offers workflow versatility without compromising image quality. The Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens is the latest result of close optical collaboration between Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging. It complements the existing Schneider Kreuznach 75-150 mm f/4.0-5.6 leaf shutter zoom lens.
Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens Design
Designing a zoom lens with excellent optical qualities throughout the zoom range is always a challenge. When the zoom range goes from a fairly wide angle perspective to a normal perspective, this only adds to the design complexity. The Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens has 15 optical elements, two of which are aspherical, arranged in 11 groups. Greater design and engineering resources have been put into this lens than any of those before it. This lens is the perfect companion for on-location photographers.
“At first, I was skeptical when I heard about this lens that was supposedly on par with prime lenses in terms of image quality. But I have just used it for an on location high-end car shoot, and I was blown away by its performance. The images are flawless. I would never have relied on a zoom lens for my most high-end jobs. Now, with this new short zoom lens from Schneider Kreuznach, I can.”
Los Angeles based photographer Richard Thompson
Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens Features
- Preferred lens for on location from wide to normal focal length
- Flash synchronization up to 1/1000s
- f4 / f5.6 – f32
Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6 Leaf Shutter Zoom Lens Specifications
15 elements, 11 groups
|Angle of view||W) 82º – T) 47º|
W) f/4.0 – f/32, T) f/5.6-f/32
|Focusing system||Auto Focus / Manual|
|Minimum focusing distance||60cm / 1.97ft|
|Maximum magnification ratio||W) 0.094x, T) 0.179x|
|Area covered (min. foc. dist.)||
W) 560 x 420, T) 300 x 230 [mm]
W) 22 x16.3, T) 11.8 x 0.9 [inch]
|Equivalent 35mm focal length||W) 25mm, T) 50mm|
|Dimensions||150 x 111mm /5.9 x 4.4”|
|Weight||1860g / 4.1lb / 65.6 oz.|