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    Red face Schneider 58mm XL

    Hi,

    Finally took the plunge and purchased a Schneider 58mm XL for some landscape photography.

    Now comes the task of learning how to get the best out of it... How much sharpness should I expect from this lens?

    Picture of the back garden (Ilford Delta 100, f22, 3-stop grad to darken the sky):

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    Scanned with a Epson V700.

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    Re: Schneider 58mm XL

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKHardy View Post
    Now comes the task of learning how to get the best out of it... How much sharpness should I expect from this lens?
    Plenty. It is a modern lens after all. But any misalignment of your camera will give you problems. Make sure to stop down to f/22 if you want the best results and if you want to have less fall-off, get the proper center filter.
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    Re: Schneider 58mm XL

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Plenty. It is a modern lens after all. But any misalignment of your camera will give you problems. Make sure to stop down to f/22 if you want the best results and if you want to have less fall-off, get the proper center filter.
    Hi Corran,

    Many thanks for your help. I waited for better light (evening/overcast and a polariser to remove shine) and tried again. The results were a lot better. Also removed some of the fall-off in post.

    Ilford Delta 100, f11, 1s, 2-stop hard grad, polariser, fall-off correction in post:
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