Review Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

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Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135. Lens shown on a film SLR camera Nikon EL2. Installed with an adapter M42-Nikon F

In short

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135 is a compact and lightweight 135-fabric. Moderately sharp at f / 3.5, chromatic, very large MDF. This lens is usually overpriced in the aftermarket due to the mythical 'Schneider-Kreuznach' inscription. In general, the widespread Soviet Jupiter-37A 3.5 / 135 is much more interesting.

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Main technical characteristics of Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135:

Review Instance Name Schneider-Kreuznach 11726359 Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135 Lens made in Germany
Basic properties
  • M42x1 / 45.5 - common landing thread 'M42'.
  • manual focus only
  • aperture control ring
  • semi-automatic iris control using a ring aperture and pusher aperture cameras that have it
  • A <> M - aperture control switch
  • enlightened optics
  • lens suitable for full-length cameras
Front Filter Diameter 52 mm
Focal length 135 mm

Zoom ratio 1 x
Designed by for film cameras with a frame size of 24 x 36
Number of aperture blades 6 petals, petals form a regular hexagon
Tags focus distance scale in meters and feet. DOF Scale for F / 5.6, 11, 16, 22.
Diaphragm from F / 3.5 to F / 22. The lens has an aperture control ring. There are marks on the ring for F / 3.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22 (without intermediate values)
MDF 2 m
The weight unknown
Optical design Most likely 5 elements in 4 groups
Lens hood screwed into the front light filter
Manufacturer country Lens made in Germany (lens made in Germany).
Period 1966 – 1970
Price From 50 to 200 cu

Prices for modern manual telephoto lenses can be viewed here.

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135 is well assembled, it seems that the lens unit from the 135th is inserted into the glass from a fifty dollars. The focus ring does not have a rubberized insert, and there is a ribbed surface. The focus ring rotates about 270 degrees. The stroke of the ring is smooth. During focusing, the front retractable body does not rotate. Focusing occurs by moving the entire lens block. Separately, I want to highlight the compact size and aperture, the petals of which are metallic, shiny, without blackening, and their number is only 6 pieces.

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Image quality and sample photos

The lens showed moderate sharpness at F / 3.5, I would like better results from a good and not particularly fast 135-speed. Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135 suffers from severe freezing. The lens has poor backlight tolerance and needs a hood. In general, it is optically a mediocre lens, perhaps other modifications show a better picture.

Pictures in the gallery were obtained using Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xsi и adapter M42-Canon EF. Photo without processing, on-camera JPEG.

Download source files in format JPEG can at this link.

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com... There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, Nikon F) it is necessary to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows correct focusing at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless camera, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. Canon: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For cameras Pentax with mount K you need an adapter M42-Pentax K, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY/MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with an 'E' series mount SonyNEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK /  XIAOMI: For cameras with a Micro 4/3 bayonet mount (Micro 4: 3), you need the M42-Micro 4/3 adapter, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R and RF-S: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon r need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. Nikon Z: For series cameras Nikon Z need adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount need adapter M42-Samsung NX, you can find it at this link. For the camera Nx mini adapters do not exist yet.
  10. PENTAX: For cameras with Q mount need an adapter M42-Pentax Q, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount, you need the M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a Leica M mount need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135. Lens shown on a film SLR camera Nikon EL2. Installed with an adapter M42-Nikon F

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You can also look into the review of such a lens - Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar f: 4 / 135mm DKL

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

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Comments: 7, on the topic: Review Schneider-Kreuznach Edixa-Tele-Xenar 1: 3.5 / 135

  • Michael

    The canon whale is very reminiscent of

    • Timur

      The whale is even more contrasting :)

  • anonym

    "Everything is like other similar manual ***."
    "In terms of image quality, *** is similar to many others ..."
    :-)

  • Rodion

    Yes, the scheme is really 5/4. It is similar to Pentacon 135 / 2.8, but the thickness of the elements is apparently less.

  • Charles

    Kreisnach? Yes! This is exactly what I am experiencing right now.

    • Franz

      Schneider-Kreuznach….

  • Charles

    Thank you, I felt relieved somehow ...

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