Wednesday, October 9, 2013

An Afternoon Walk with the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f1.9 DKL

At my last job where I work, I routinely went out and shoot pictures during lunch hour, and didn't feel much resistance most day. In fact, I rather enjoyed it, possibly because I worked on the first floor of the building and it was easy to just go out. But, this job I work, if I have to go out, I would have to wait for the elevator, then go down 17 floors, and finally outside. Maybe it's an excuse, but I find it has become one of my obstacle to tackle every time I wanted to go out and shoot at my lunch hour.

The Xenon 50mm f1.9 DKL is one of my favourite 50mm lenses. I especially like the bokeh it produces, but it also performs excellent as a normal lens. Extremely sharp, and well made, and I think it would be wonderful on the NEX full frame :)

All pictures below were taken with the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f1.9 DKL mount and Sony NEX-6.


  1. how do you find it ergonomically? I just found thgis lens awkward to handle, which is bit unfair, as the adapter and aperture selection is to blame the most?
    Plus I think my tabs for changing aperture broke :(
    Only lens in DKL I kept is Voigt Septon 50mm f2... waiting for FF NEX as well :)

    1. It's not best handling lens, due to the fact that aperture control is not part of the lens but part of the adapter. But the lens focuses very smoothly and I don't have much bad stuff to say about it.