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Schneider 80mm f/5.6

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Reviews and Problems with Schneider 80mm f/5.6

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Joe the runner, Adorama
26 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens was a dream...in the first years.Then came the haze on glass (my other SS 110 XL has the problem too)and the refusal from Schneider in Germany to reckon that it is their job once we're talking about a known production defect (in the first batches). They propose a repair for 1600 $ each. What a shame. They are so proud to define their products as high quality optics. They should add "but if you get the wrong sample it's your problem". Never again.
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10

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Lucky With Lenses, I Suppose, Adorama
30 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm very aware of the problems many people have with Super Symmar lenses developing milky deposits on internal lens elements. I find the reports of Schneider's handling of this issue extremely disappointing and worrisome. However, I've never had any problems with any of my Schneider lenses... 38 SAXL, 58 SAXL, 72 SAXL, 110 SSXL and 150 SSXL. Perhaps I'm just lucky. I hope my luck persists because I'm seriously considering adding a 80mm SSXL to my 4x5 kit.
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Overall 2
2.0

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Shard, Adorama
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Schneider has a problem with Super Symmar XL lenses. I have an 80mmXL. The front lens element has developed milky deposits due apparently to a manufacturing fault. Schneider are willing to repair the fault for free within 2 years of purchase, otherwise you pay and you pay heavily. As a long term user of Schneider optics, I am very disappointed with the outcome. I cannot recommend the Super Symmar 80mm XL lens to anyone under any circumstances.
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