(UPDATED WITH SAMPLE PHOTOS) Phase One Has Two New Zoom Lenses From Schneider Kreuznach

All images by Antony Spencer. Used with permission.

If there is any company that’s been pumping out medium format lenses as of late, it’s Phase One. Today, they’re announcing two Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Zoom lenses for their XF camera system. With that said, they offer full frame 645 format coverage.

Both lenses sport a signature blue ring–kind of like how Canon has that big Red ring to signify that their product is an “L” lens.

Features at a Glance

The lenses are the Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm LS f/4.0-5.6 Zoom lens (a wide to normal focal length equivalent in the 35mm field of view) and the Schneider Kreuznach 75-150mm LS f/4.0-5.6–which is more normal to slight telephoto. They’re essentially designed to be used together in order to cover a major focal length range for most photographers.

Cool features of each lens include a zoom lock function for maintaining focus position while zooming, flash sync up to 1/1600th, and focus calibration capabilities.

Schneider Kreuznach 75-150mm LS f/4.0–5.6 Tech Specs

  • Optical Construction11 elements /10 groups
  • Angle of viewW)50° – T)26°
  • Aperture rangeW)f/4 – f/22 T)f5.6-f22
  • DiaphragmAutomatic
  • Focusing SystemAuto Focus / Manual
  • Minimum Focusing Distance3.28 ft. / 1.00 m
  • Maximum Magnification RatioW)0.09x, T)0.164x
  • Area CoveredW)636 x 472, T)341 x 253 [mm]
  • Equivalent 35mm Focal LengthW)47 mm, T)93 mm
  • Filter95mm
  • Lens HoodBayonet
  • Dimension172 x 105.5mm / 6.8 x 4.2”
  • Weight1800g / 3.96 lb / 63.49 oz.






Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mmLS f/4.0–5.6 Tech Specs

  • Optical Construction15 elements /11 groups
  • Angle of viewW)82° – T)47°
  • Aperture rangeW)f/4 – f/32, T)f/5.6 – f/32
  • DiaphragmAutomatic
  • Focusing SystemAuto Focus / Manual
  • Minimum Focusing Distance1.97 ft. / 0.60 m
  • Maximum Magnification RatioW)0.094x, T)0.179x
  • Area CoveredW)560 x 420, T)300 x 230 [mm]
  • Equivalent 35mm Focal LengthW)25mm, T)50mm
  • Filter105mm
  • Lens HoodBayonet
  • Dimension5.90 x 4.40 ” / 150 x 111 mm
  • Weight4.1 lbs. / 1860 g / 65.60 oz.

Here are image samples:


Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mmLS f-4.0–5.6 image sample (1 of 1)ISO 501-80 sec at f - 11

Pricing and Availability

The two new Blue Ring Zoom lenses are available to order now. They are compatible with the Phase One XF, Phase One 645DF+ and Mamiya 645DF+ or DF camera systems.

The Schneider Kreuznach 75-150mm LS f/4.0–5.6 Zoom is shipping now. Manufacturer suggested retail price: 5.490 EUR / 5,990 USD

The Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mmLS f/4.0–5.6 Zoom is expected to ship by August 1, 2016. Manufacturer suggested retail price: 7.990 EUR / 8,990 USD

More info on the lenses can be found here but Phase One will also host a webinar on Tuesday if you’re interested in a demo.










Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.