Monday, July 15, 2013

A couple of Portraits with the Schneider 150mm f/2.8 Xenotar

The legendary Schneider 150mm f/2.8 Xenotar, especially the "Linhof Select" variant, has been a cult-classic lens, boasting the widest aperture of almost any lens in shutter that has 4x5 coverage. This massive piece of glass is fairly rare.

I was lucky enough to find one at a relative "bargain" price. It needed a good CLA but that ended up not costing terribly much. Finally had a chance to use it this evening to take two quick snapshots of my girlfriend's niece, who is staying with us this week.

The first image was taken at about f/3.5, 1/5 of a second shutter speed, on T-Max 100 rated at 80 and developed in Rodinal 1:50 for 12 minutes:

I knew in the waning light that her dress would really pop against the dark leaves under the trellis. Next I did a more low-contrast portrait. This time at f/5.6 with a bit of fill-flash bounced off of the ceiling of our deck:

I'm sure there will be more this week!

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