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THE PRAKTINA SYSTEM

 

Jos. Schneider & Co., Optische Werke, Kreuznach

The company was founded in 1913 by Joseph Schneider with the name Optische Anstalt Jos. Schneider & Co. In 1922 the name was changed to Jos. Schneider & Co., Optische Werke, Kreuznach, and in 1998 to Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH.

ManufacturerJos. Schneider & Co., Optische Werke, Kreuznach
Company locationBad Kreuznach, West Germany
Manufacturer's name on the lensesSchneider-Kreuznach

Lenses with fixed mount

Lens Name Focal
Lenght
Aperture
Max-Min
Elem./
Groups
Closest
Focus m
Diaph.
Type
Finishing Filter Size
mm
Tele-Xenar
135 3.5 - 22 4 / 3 1.5 BV black with zebra rings 49x0.75
Tele-Xenar
200 5.5 - 32 4 / 2 2 BV black with zebra rings 49x0.75
Tele-Xenar
360 5.5 - 32 4 / 2 4.5 BV black with zebra rings 72x0.75

Lenses with interchangeable mount

Lens Name Focal
Lenght
Aperture
Max-Min
Elem./
Groups
Closest
Focus m
Diaph.
Type
Finishing Filter Size
mm
Variogon
45-100 2.8 - 22 14 / 11 1.2 DB black with zebra rings 67x0.75
Tele-Variogon
80-240 4 - 22 14 / 9 1.8 DB black with zebra rings 82x0.75

Variogon and Tele-Variogon were supplied with a pistol grip. The diaphragm closes to the pre-selected aperture pressing the trigger of the pistol grip and it returns to full aperture when the trigger is released.

   

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