Topic: Schneider-Kreuznach C-Curtagon 2.8/35mm "Baby C"
To-day when I got home from work, the lens was waiting, and I just had to take the next train back to downtown Helsinki to my usual haunts and take a few quick shots - although the illumination isn't any too ideal at 6 pm, not even here. The lens is small and quite immaculate having been extracted from a sealed surveillance camera system, it has a nice, very smooth feel - the barrel is probably elox aluminium and the moving parts plastic. I have put a few test photos at http://galactinus.net/vilva/retro/eos35 … tagon.html . The full resolution pics are completely unprocessed, just converted from raw to ppm to jpg (with dcraw + gimp, saved at 80%, 1x1x1 sampling). Most of the pics are at f/5.6, a couple at f/2.8 and some at f/11. I haven't checked the accuracy of infinity focus and a new manual focus lens always takes some getting used to, but the pics seem reasonably OK - of course, at f/5.6, DOF limitations are evident even with a 35mm lens. Anyway, have a look and draw your own conclusions.
M42: Industar, Helios, Jupiter, Takumar, Schneider-Kreuznach, CZJ et al; Carl Zeiss for C/Y;
Leitz Wetzlar: 50mm Summicron-R (1st version), 60mm Macro-Elmarit-R, 90mm Elmarit-R (1st), 135mm Elmarit-R (2nd), 180mm Elmar-R, Elpro VIIa