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Steinheil München Macro Quinaron f2.8 35mm and 135mm m42
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Steinheil München Macro Quinaron f2.8 35mm and 135mm m42 Reply with quote

Hey guys, looong time reader/lurker but new member.

I've been opting to buy two lenses:
Steinheil München 35mm macro quinaron f2.8
Steinheil München 135mm macro tele quinar f2.8

Both come in m42 mount. I've been scanning the net for some examples and usually find my satisfaction on this forum whenever I need information before buying, however not with these lenses, there's not much information online and couldn't find any sample photo's. Does anyone have any examples photo's of these in action so I know what to look for when I test these out before buying? Any information on these lenses would be great. I've seen some great auto-D samples but from what I've read so far these are optically different.
Thanks in advance. Smile


PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have the same no. of elements their auto-D counter part. What is the evidence you heard to show that they are optically different?


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seems you're right. Wink
I read it somewhere, but that's the thing, you can read a thousand stories of takumars. Steinheil macro's seem to have very little to no information online.
I made the purchase, haven't had much time to test, but from what I've seen so far very happy with the quality.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones with lens name ending in "...on" are the ones with more complex lenses, the ones ending
in "...ar" are the simpler ones Wink


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then, the one ending in 'aron' must be simple yet complex. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
The ones with lens name ending in "...on" are the ones with more complex lenses, the ones ending
in "...ar" are the simpler ones Wink


I was actually looking for a steinheil triplet design on a local selling site and then stumbled upon the quinar(on) by pure chance. I asked the seller if he was selling a 35 or 135 since the picture didn't make it clear, he then said he had both up for sale. I picked them up yesterday. Both perform wonderful in the short time I had to test, the 35mm reminds me a bit of the 'simple' 35mm flektogon. Both are in pristine condition, the seller was the first owner and bought them brand new in the early 70's. It was like finding a car that has almost zero milage and was always in the garage. One thing I noticed though was that they both have with their original hoods, the 135 has 2 hoods, they seem to be 55mm but my 55mm step-up rings don't fit, neither do the hoods to other lenses with 55mm filter threads, 52mm also didn't fit, they seem to be around 54mm. Can anyone confirm?

Also finally found a chinese website with a wide variety of pictures taken with steinheil.

http://forum.xitek.com/thread-694278-16-1-1.html


PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. 54mm.


PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
Then, the one ending in 'aron' must be simple yet complex. Wink


It always interested me how lens designs get their name but they all end in either 'on' 'ar' or 'lux'. What's the history behind this?


PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some tests, the ones in 2.35 crop bars are with the 135mm, 8 bit jpeg stills from a project shot in 1920X1080 and in 125 fps slomotion with variable ND and colorgraded, so no RAW sample. Most are wide open on the Gh5.

The close ups are SOOTC jpgs with the 35mm wide open handheld, not very artsy but wanted to check the macro function when I just got these. The safety pins are twice as small as normal pins.The 10 cent coin is the smallest coin we have in europe. More examples will follow.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 small Beautiful images