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A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 Lens

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A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 lens

A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 lens

A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 lens

A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 lens

A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Optical design

A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

First year of production: 1954

Last year of production: 1970

Optical design: 6 elements in 3 groups

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Average price: $160

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mmf/3.5f/1680.546201/7,145/1,8

Additional information:

 

The A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35mm f/3.5  is a wide-angle single-coated lens for 35 mm SLR cameras with the M42 screw mount.

The lens was designed for Albert Schacht's company by the prominent optics constructor Ludwig Bertele, the famous Sonnar's author, So good was its reputation that later its modification for Leica M39 cameras was distributed by Leica' dealer system when Leica stopped manufacturing its own screw mount lenses. The lens is exceptionally sharp. The build quality is very high.

The early version of the lens you can see here was constructed from chrome-plated brass. There are several cosmetically different variants.

There is also a later black version of the lens (photo 5). It is different in focus and aperture rings position, minimum aperture of f/22, 6-blade aperture. Structurally these lenses are quite different, though their optical schemes are likely to be identical.

Additional information:

  • max. magnification 1:4

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Posted by: kr555   Date of publication: 15.05.2013

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Закатик
Autor: rafael
4.4 2 3159

Тропинка
Autor: rafael
3.6 2 3095

Mechanical quality4.836
Optical quality4.676
Usability4.336
Pricing / Value4.176
Bokeh4.605
Overall lens rating
4.52

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Owner reviews: A. Schacht Ulm Edixa-Travegon 35 mm f/ 3.5

JMiguel 04.06.2023 05:20:36
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

This Lens is amazing, It is so sharp and it has some magic in it that makes an average picture look like art. I never use it at f3.5 becouse I do landscaping and I need the deep of field, but at f8 or f11 it will beat all my new canon lenses. I have also compared it to my Topcon 35mm 2.8 and it performs a lot better. This is the only wide angle lens I have that is sharp in the corners. 


Weaknesses:

To me it has no weakness, but if you photograph people or moving objects it may be slow.


Comments:

My copy is the Exakta mount and I use it with an adapter on my Sony a7Rii. If you can find one, buy it you will never regret it. I bought my in Europe and had to wait 3 weeks for it.