Schneider LS 150mm f/2.8 "Blue Ring"
Fast lenses have always been highly sought after in photography.One of the key indicators of lens quality has always been lens speed with its wide aperture and large elements. The Blue Ring 150mm f/2.8 IF is now our fastest telephoto lens, providing razor thin depth of field at f/2.8 and beautiful out-of-focus bokeh. The ‘Blue Ring’ 150mm lens features a Leaf Shutter capable of flash sync at 1/1000th of a second, perfect for studio and location portraiture alike. With its impressive large glass elements and robust metal barrel design, the Blue Ring 150mm f/2.8 IF radiates quality, not only for studio work but for every possible application.
Blue Ring Commitment
• Providing exceptional image quality and the highest resolution camera systems requires that we start with the absolute best optics. Because of this, we’ve worked with Schneider Kreuznach to ensure we deliver the absolute best lenses for the XF Camera System. The Blue Ring line of Leaf Shutter lenses is committed to excellence, not just in optical design but build quality, system integration and reliability. With the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses you’re sure to have the finest image quality that medium format photography can offer.
• The Schneider Kreuznach ‘Blue Ring’ lenses share several common functionality and feature characteristics. All Blue Ring lenses are equipped with Leaf Shutters that integrate flawlessly to the XF Camera System’s Focal Plane shutter, providing adaptable functionality in any circumstance as the only medium format camera system to provide dual shutter control. The Blue Ring lenses provide flash sync speeds of up to 1/1600th and also include advanced electronics to ensure seamless integration to the XF Camera System. In addition to the robust design, the Blue Ring lenses are the clear choice for professional photographers.
Extensive Lens options
• The XF Camera System is built on a platform of modularity and the Open Platform philosophy. With two active lens lines, the Blue Ring Leaf Shutter lenses and Phase One Focal Plane Shutter lenses, the XF Camera System offers unprecedented lens options. In addition, all legacy Mamiya lenses can be retrofitted for use and several adaptors are available to provide integration to Hasselblad V mount lenses and Penticon lenses. With 60+ compatible lenses, the options available to the XF Camera System are able to meet any photographic requirement.
Choose the lens that works for you!
• No two photographic applications are alike. With the purchase of an XF IQ3 Camera System you’re free to select the Blue Ring prime lens that fits your needs.
Freedom of choice
• Phase One recognizes that photographer’s demands are as unique as their artistic vision. As such, it’s essential that the camera system they invest in meet their exact needs straight out of the box. Phase One is proud to announce that any XF IQ3 Camera System purchase can now be customized to bundle the Blue Ring prime lens that best meets their requirements. Whether it’s the standard 80mm f/2.8, the extreme wide-angle 35mm f/3.5, the specialized 240mm f/4.5 IF, or any other ‘Blue Ring’ prime lens, an XF IQ3 Camera System purchase is now free to tailor-fit the “Kit” lens as you see fit. ‘Blue Ring’ Primes • With over 9 Blue Ring prime lenses to choose from, ranging from 35mm to 240mm, there is an ideal lens to fit your specific workflow requirements. Every Blue Ring prime lens embodies a quality commitment in both optical design and robust build to provide the best possible performance. The advantages and quality results from any of our Blue Ring primes is sure to complete the professional quality found it the XF IQ3 Camera System.
XF IQ3 Advantages
• The XF IQ3 Camera System is the most advanced and completely integrated medium format camera system available today. With professional grade build quality, designed to continually grow and expand, the XF IQ3 Camera System provides the tools necessary for professional success. Full integration from lens to back and a toolset that addresses highly efficient workflows, the XF IQ3 Camera System is the benchmark in professional medium format photography.
Unmatched Service & Support
• The XF IQ3 Camera System provides service and support that remains unmatched in today’s professional photographic world. Providing a 5 year warranty on all components and a 5 year uptime commitment, you’re certain to have the worry free performance and reliability essential to professional success. In addition to the assurance our warranty and uptime provide, XF IQ3 Camera System owners have access to Phase One’s expert support staff and extremely knowledgeable global partner network. The XF IQ3 Camera System remains a worry free commitment for the professional photographer.
Blue Ring Optics
• Excellence in imaging starts with the absolute best optical quality. Phase One and Schneider Kreuznach, world-renowned optics manufacture, strive for perfection with the Leaf Shutter Blue Ring lenses available to the XF Camera System. The two Blue Ring lenses are a testimate to this image quality commitment. Providing essential image quality attributes such as edge-to-edge sharpness, beautiful bokeh and extremely shallow depth of field, the creative assets of the Blue Ring lenses are surpassed only by their ability to resolve extreme resolution with incredible precision. The 150mm f/2.8 IF is beautifully equipped to provide stunning shallow depth of field as well as overall precision, and the wide-angle 45mm f/3.5 delivers spectacular edge-to-edge render for landscapes, architecture, interior and the like.
Dedicated to quality and versatility
• The iconic Blue Ring of the Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses is an indicator of our commitment to quality in both optical resolution and build. As the demand for new focal lengths and lens features increases, we’re proud to meet the requirements of the professional photographic community with new Blue Ring lenses.