Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) PC Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with KAF Mount
What type of photography is the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 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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Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is compatible with cameras that have a Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax K-3 III Monochrome, Pentax KF and Pentax K-3 III.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has a maximum diameter of 108mm and total length of 128mm. It weighs 1400g / 49.4 oz.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has a filter thread of 95mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50:
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has a fixed focal length of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.
With a total length of 128mm and a weight of 1400g, the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 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 2.8/50 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 2.8/50 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.11x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.65m. 0.11x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 PC Prime type Pentax KAF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 9 groups .
Popular Comparisons of Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50
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