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julio1fer
10-18-2015, 16:40
After some time and patience, I got a Curtagon 35mm/2.8 to go with the Xenar that came with my IIIS. Both are very decent lenses as we all know.

Xenar

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20IIIS/2015014113-xenar_zpsrjjp8cb7.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20IIIS/2015014010-xenar_zpsixx3edv7.jpg


Curtagon

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20IIIS/2015014114-curtagon_zpszpzuanjp.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/julio1fer/Retina%20IIIS/2015014011-curtagon_zpsgu0vndyy.jpg

I shot all these at f/11 in a sunny day. Many lenses are excellent closed down to f/11, but the Xenar is a really sharp one. I must try these two with higher apertures.

For some reason I cannot see well the 50mm frame in the viewfinder (I use glasses but I do not think that is the reason). Next time I will have to use an external VF.

David Murphy
10-18-2015, 16:56
Nice seascapes and yes fantastic optics. A good working IIIS with Schneider lenses is a wonderful rangefinder and really collectible these days as well.