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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: B+W : did you know that... Reply with quote

... B+W (filters) is nothing more and nothing less than Schneider Kreuznach?

I found out about it today.

NOW I understand why I am impressed by the difference in optical quality whenever I mount a B+W filter on my lenses.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - they combined back in 1985 - one company bought the other (I forget which).

One other little thing is that the lens maker 'Isco' was a subsidiary of Schneider-Kreuznach - set up to help increase production I believe.

Wonder if there's any truth in the belief that a B+W filter is best for German/Russian lenses while a Hoya is more suited to Japanese glass.....?

I've got two S-K lenses - Xenon 1.9/50 and Tele-Xenar 3.5/135.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob955i wrote:

I've got two S-K lenses - Xenon 1.9/50 and Tele-Xenar 3.5/135.


How's the Tele-Xenar?