Schneider-Kreuznach is rumored to announce three new lenses with autofocus support for Micro Four Thirds cameras at Photokina 2014 and to release them on the market sometime after the event.
At the last edition of the Photokina, which took place in September 2012, Schneider-Kreuznach has revealed a trio of high-quality lenses for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
The Germany-based manufacturer appeared ready to bet big on the MFT format. However, those optics have failed to show up on the market, although more than 20 months have passed since their unveiling.
The company has often cited its “limited production capabilities” and a desire to focus on its line-up of cinema lenses. Nevertheless, the rumor mill has found out that the optics are coming once again at a Photokina event and this time they will also be released.
Schneider-Kreuznach bringing three optics for Micro Four Thirds cameras at Photokina
Schneider-Kreuznach’s three lenses could be the 14mm f/2 Super-Angulon, 30mm f/1.4 Xenon, and 60mm f/2.4 Makro-Symmar. They will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28mm, 60mm, and 120mm, respectively.
These optics will all feature autofocus support, reducing the workload of photographers. Nevertheless, it is very likely that the three new Schneider-Kreuznach lenses will sport manual focus rings for the users who prefer to focus this way.
As for the remainder of their specifications, the lists are unknown therefore we will have to wait for world’s largest digital imaging event to open its doors to visitors.
The new Schneider-Kreuznach MFT lenses will be released in late 2014
While it is clear that the optics are made by Schneider-Kreuznach and that they will be on display at the Photokina 2014, it is unclear whether or not the company is launching the aforementioned trio.
The rumor mill has not actually confirmed that the 14mm f/2 Super-Angulon, 30mm f/1.4 Xenon, and 60mm f/2.4 Makro-Symmar lenses are the ones coming at the event. Moreover, if these are the lenses, it is unknown whether or not they will suffer some changes when compared to the original models.
Either way, the optics will be released sometime after this year’s Photokina. According to the latest information, they are likely to go on sale towards the end of 2014.
As usual with Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, their high image quality and build quality will have a price to match, so do not act surprised if they turn out to be very expensive.