Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) PC Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Pentax KAF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Tripod Collar
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Autofocus
| Hood is not supplied
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is compatible with cameras that have Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax KF, Pentax K-3 III and Pentax K-1 II.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a maximum diameter of 108mm and total length of 139mm. It weighs 1110g / 39.2 oz.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a filter thread of 95mm.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a fixed focal lenght of 90mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 135mm.
With a total length of 139mm and a weight of 1110g, the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.57m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a max aperture of F4.5 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 4 groups .
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has a built-in lens hood that is designed to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90
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