Two of my children at the kitchen table on a late Saturday morning,
as interpreted by the Schneider 150mm f2.8 Xenotar.
These shots were made hand-held, f2.8 at 1/60 or so,
using the camera's coupled rangefinder and viewfinder.
Camera: Linhof Super Technika IV, Grafmatic back Lens: Schneider Xenotar 2.8 150mm Film: Ilford HP5 4x5 (XTOL 1+3) Scan: Epson 1650 w/Transparency Adapter, Vuescan, Cinepaint, Gimp, Fedora 1 Linux
My favorite lens in 35mm is the Leica Noctilux for its ability to
"crop depth" via its narrow depth of focus.
Thus, I was drawn to the Schneider Xenotar 2.8 150mm
when I recognized
depth of field at f2.8 in the 4x5 format is about the same as the
depth of field of the Noctilux at f1 in 35mm.
The Xenotar-Linhof combination, side by side with its little brother,
Believe me, the
difference to the eyes in nothing compared with the difference
to the arms.