Schneider announces the new Micro Four Thirds lenses!


Finally Schneider announced the first Micro Four Thirds lens, it is the 14mm f/2.0 Super Angulon and it looks great on these picture! :)
The lens will be available in Autumn.  Schneider also said that they plan to release more m43 lenses next year. The 14mm lens will be made in Germany. The lens has to compete against the 2mm wider Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. There is no info about price but usually Schneider Angulon lens price is really high…over $2,000 at Amazon (Click here to see it). But this m43 version has no T/S and I am sure it will be much cheaper.

Press release at Photoscala (Click here for the english translation), Fotointern (Translation here) and SystemKameraForum (Translation here).

Is that lens a nice addition to the m43 lens line?

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(FT3) One of the Schneider lenses may be a 14mm f/2.0 high quality wide angle.

The Leica-R version of the Schneider 28mm f/2.8 lens.

It’s 10am here in Germany and in 1-2 hours Schneider will announce the new Micro Four Thirds lens (or lenses). I just got a possible spec about one of the lenses. It’s a 14mm f/2.0 Super Angulon (the specs are unconfirmed so there is a 50% the info is correct). It’s a completely newly designed lens. Schneider made some similar lenses in the past for different Full Frame systems. It’s a 28mm f/2.8 (See them here on eBay). You see an image of the Leica-R version on top. I don’t know if it has autofocus or not. But I have been told the new lenses are all very top notch high quality lenses. Be prepared, there will be no cheap lens :)

Stay tuned on 43rumors! And let me know if you find some last minute leak!


(FT5) Schneider announcement between 11 and 12am Berlin time (Follow us!)


Super Angulon for Contax mount.

Schneider will unveil the new Micro Four Thirds lens (or lenses) sometimes between 11 and 12 am Berlin time. I am still not sure about how many lens we will see but these are newly designed lenses and one of the them is certainly a wide angle Super Angulon.

A selection of current non m43 Schneider lenses:
Xenon 16mm f/1.2 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenon 25mm f/0.95 (Click here to see on eBay).
Curtagon 35mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Componon 50mm f/1.4 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenon 50mm f/1.9 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 50mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 75mm f/3.5 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenotar 80mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 180mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).


Silver E-M5 ships on June 20th at Amazon.


For a couple of hours Amazon informed that the Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here) will be in Stock on June 20th. As you know the Silver E-m5 had much more preorder requests than expected and indeed is out of Stock almost everywhere like at Amazon Germany, and only three of them are in Stock at Amazon UK. Of course you can find some on eBay (Click her to see auctions) but all are overpriced. I think it’s save to sya that it will still need 3-4 weeks before the camera is regularly in Stock. And a month after that Panasonic will announce the GH3. That is going to be a battle between two giants!

P.S.: Mike Kobal (Click here) posted a short Fuji X Pro1 vs Sony Nex-7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 video.


(FT5) Schneider m43 lenses to be announced tomorrow (FT4) All newly designed for m43!


Image on top: A Schneider Super Angulon lens (not the new onw for m43).

Double good news folks! First, the new Schneider Micro Four Thirds lenses will definitely be announced tomorrow! The second good news is that it is highly possible that this are completely newly designed lenses for the Micro Four Thirds mount. I had the “fear” that Schneider may just announce current Cine lenses with just a modified m43 mount. This is very likely not going to happen. So cross the fingers guy, we will see some super new lenses tomorrow!

I have no specs now but it seems that 1) there could be more than one new lens 2) One of these lenses is definitely a Super Angulon wide angle lens.

Super Angulon lenses are Wide angle lenses or Tilt Shift lenses and you can find plenty of them for different mounts on eBay (Click here) or Bhphoto (Click here).

Stay tuned on 43rumors! And let me know if you find some leak :)

Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct