Phase One Announces Schneider Kreuznach 40–80mm Leaf Shutter Lens

Phase One Announces Schneider Kreuznach 40–80mm Leaf Shutter Lens


Melville, NY—Phase One announced the availability of the Schneider Kreuznach 40–80mm f/4.0–5.6 leaf shutter zoom lens—the second zoom lens designed for the Phase One 645 camera platform.

The new Schneider Kreuznach 40–80mm leaf shutter zoom lens is the latest result of close optical collaboration between Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging. It complements the existing Schneider Kreuznach 75–150mm f/4.0–5.6 leaf shutter zoom lens.

“Designing a zoom lens with excellent optical qualities throughout the zoom range is always a challenge,” said Espen Beck, senior product manager, Phase One. “When the zoom range goes from a fairly wide-angle perspective to a normal perspective, as our new lens does, this only adds to the design complexity. This lens has 15 optical elements, two of which are aspherical, arranged in 11 groups. We have invested greater design and engineering resources into this lens than any of those before it, and we are very proud of the results. I think that this lens will be a perfect companion for on-location photographers.”

The Schneider Kreuznach 40–80mm LS f/4.0–5.6 lens is priced at $8,990.