Cokin filter handheld, cropped to suit. Taken on
Airport Mesa overlooking Sedona.
40mm f/4 1/125 ISO 35
The following are additional
thoughts on the Schneider Kreuznach aka, Phase One 40-80mm LS f/4.0 zoom lens
after using it recently in Sedona Arizona. We spent the better part of 2-days visiting
the Sedona area where I was able to get a better "real-life" feel of
both the lens and the filter system shooting a combination of hand held and on
4-shot pano on tripod with Cokin filter 40mm f/6.3 1/25 ISO 35
What I've found is, this is
as close to a "one-lens wonder" as I've ever had. By that I mean this is one lens that I
can pack in my bag to take a trip with knowing that it's an excellent lens both
in image quality as well as choice of focal length(s); of course there's a trade off. The lens, body (DF) and filter system weighs
in at 8.6 pounds (3.9 kg) (as weighed on our bathroom scale). I can
hear folks gasping, 8.6 pounds! What you
get is a system that is more than capable of producing stunning images.
Handheld with Cokin filter, 40mm f/8 1/320 ISO 35
writing more about the weight since I think it might put people off. Yes it's weights a lot. However it's so well balanced you don't
notice the true weight when using it handheld.
We hiked out to several cliff dwellings walking
several miles all with the camera around my neck and cradled in my arms. Was it heavy? Yes but more than doable; so no
more on the weight.
Handheld no filter, 40mm f/4 1/200 ISO 100
about the Cokin X-Pro filter system. I
used the X-Pro in a combination of handheld shots as well as several on tripod
where I shot multiple frames to stitch into a panorama later on. Using a combination of Cokin and Singh-Ray
filters I did not encounter any issues with either vignetting or colorcast. In short, I highly recommend the Cokin X-Pro
Handheld no filter, 40mm f/5.6 1/80 ISO 100
Handheld no filter, 40mm f/5 1/60 ISO 200
to Tucson I
found the Singh Ray 5x5 Mor Slo ND-10 stop filter had been delivered. This filter is very similar to the Lee Big
Stopper and in a side by side comparison they look identical except for the
size. The following samples are all from
the original test I did shortly after opening the package. As with the previous filters I've used the
Mor Slo worked flawlessly.
again I've included the basic shopping list from B&H to assist those who
ordered a circular 105mm filter which I'll be using on trips where packing
space is a premium and will report back on that experience.
let me know if you have any questions on either the Phase One 40-80 zoom lens
or the Coin X-Pro filters. I also highly
recommend contacting Capture Integration in Atlanta Georgia for more information on the