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Schneider Wide Angle 28mm f/2.8 PC Super-Angulon Manual Focus SLR Lens for Nikon USA

B&H # SC2828PCSAN MFR # 06-039789
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The Schneider 28mm f/2.8 PC-Super-Angulon is a high-quality wide-angle lens with "Perspective Control" for 35mm SLR cameras. Its large image circle diameter and innovative mechanical design allow the optical axis to be displaced by 11mm horizontally and vertically and by 9.5mm diagonally.

This lens opens up new realms of impressive results for great SLR systems that lacked a shift lens of their own manufacture, and does so with legendary Schneider optics.

Note! The front design of this lens will only allow use of B+W brand "wide-angle" filters or lens hoods. Might not fit some of the more compact SLR cameras.

The 12 element design yields exceptional optical quality even with full displacement, achieved by a Floating Element System that ensures high quality over the complete focusing range -- up to 11 inches.
Detented click-stops upon the lens every 45° of rotation.
In order to avoid disturbing reflections, the PC-Super-Angulon has a multi-layer antireflective coating.
The lens has a preset iris with an iris closing lever: therefore, picture composition can be done at full aperture. Prior to releasing the shutter, select the preset f/stop with the iris lever.
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.2" (28.45 cm)
Magnification 0.17x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 12/10
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.4" (7.62 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.25 lb (567 g)
Schneider Wide Angle 28mm f/2.8 PC Super-Angulon Manual Focus SLR Lens for Nikon
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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    Optically superior, ergonomically less s

    By des hill

    from london u.k.

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Schneider 28mm f/2.8 PC Super-Angulon Manual Focus Lens for Nikon:

    As an impoverished architectural student in the mid '70's my only lens was the 35mm shift Nikkor. The shift is useful in lots of areas outside of architectural photography; the pre set diaphragm was never an issue. This served me well until I was able to afford the 28mm shift some years later. Whilst the quality of the 28mm was 'ok', it never really matched the 35 or the primes. I came across the Schneider secondhand a couple of years ago. The immediate impression was that the image quality is very definitely superior. A crispness and sparkle that the Nikkor couldn't match, together with a finer resolution of details. The aperture ring has half stop detents (yearned for on the Nikkor); the stop down lever is preferable to the ring, although one needs to hunt to find it sometimes.

    The shift mechanism however, needs more deliberate consideration in use. The Nikkor lens body rotated through 360 degrees, and the shift knob could be operated with a single finger. This made preparing for a shot instinctively instantaneous. By contrast the Schneider body rotates through only 135 degrees, and that means that instead of shifting the lens up from below, one sometimes has to pull it up from above. Further, the knob needs to be gripped by two fingers to rotate, and to overcome a strange springy feeling of resistance. At the end of the day it is the optical quality that matters and I kind of accept the trade off, and err towards 5 rather than 4 stars. It is disappointing also that the markings are not engraved – the 'printed' scales and figures are not very resistant to being scraped off by accidental contact.

    A couple of amplifications to the other reviews here – firstly the lens is shift only and does NOT tilt. Secondly I purchased a B+W dedicated 67-72 stepping ring, which allows the use of regular filters, with no discernible vignetting (a77 is also available also). It was still a special order, but perhaps easier than getting specialised filters.

    Finally the new Schneider TS lenses look fantastic – hoping they do a 24 very very soon.

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    (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


    Superior Optics!

    By Shamptonian

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    • Durable
    • Rugged
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction


    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Schneider 28mm f/2.8 PC Super-Angulon Manual Focus Lens for Nikon:

    A great lens from Schneider that can take advantage of today's DSLR chips. The tilt/shift is smooth and flawless, offering a great image diameter. I highly recommend this lens if you want to get the best out of your camera's sensor.

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    Schneider 28pc lens

    By Ari burling

    from NYC USA

    Comments about Schneider 28mm f/2.8 PC Super-Angulon Manual Focus Lens for Nikon:

    I bought this lens to upgrade my optics in my currentline-up of canon pc lenses. Quite frankly, this is anastounding lens if one compares it to the canon pcofferings. Across the board better. Sharpness (edge to edgesharpness is much better than the canon 24), color, clarityyou name it - I'm thrilled to shoot with this lens.Watch out for the filters you will need for this lens.Regular ones won't fit, and the ones that do are quite a bitmore expensive. I couldn't find anyone who stocked the cirpol in NYC, so I had to order it... from the manufacturer.Overall, this lens is just fantastic.

    Expertise: Pro

    Problems Encountered: I sometimes forget to close the diaphragm when shooting,leaving the camera wide open and thus overexposing a frame.So keep in mind that you have an extra step with this lens.Compose,meter, close diaphragm, shoot. This would be a much greaterhazard if one was shooting a film camera - with digital oneshould easily be able to see the histogram before moving on.

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Canon pc lenses

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