- Sep 4, 2003
- Multi Format
Just wondering why this lens is so huge (655g, 10g lighter than the 90XL!!). I am simply curious, as Schneider must have a reason for it to be nearly double the weight of a 90 F8 nikkor and over 200g heavier than the 90 6.8 Grandagon, esp as it has a circle which is no bigger. 216mm vs about same for grandagon and 20mm smaller than Nikkor (albeit slower lens, but far smaller). Its even got an 82mm thread. All the size of the XL with none of the image circle. I am sure it is a fine lens, but with the XL being the biggie, I would have thought that they would have designed something to compete with the middle ground (with the 80XL occupying the very expensive and light category). Does anyone know whether its size solves an optical issue somewhere? Just curious....