Schneider-Kreuznach Joins Micro Four Thirds System

Schneider-Kreuznach Logo

German photo lens maker Schneider-Kreuznach has joined the Micro Four Thirds bandwagon of Olympus and Panasonic to promote the MFT system for mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras and camcorders.

“This standard has great potential. It simplifies and improves the options for compact digital cameras and offers an excellent opportunity for the industry as a whole, as well as for us as a lens manufacturer. We are working intensively on a corresponding series of lenses,” says Dr. Josef Staub, CEO of the Schneider Group.

The MFT standard has been developed deliberately without taking into account conventional lenses, cameras or sensor sizes. In this way, compatibility problems with older components are avoided as is the need to compromise when designing new components.

The Micro Four Thirds System standard maintains the Four Thirds System concept but focuses on reducing overall system thickness and size by aiming for a highly portable compact system.

[Via: SchneiderKreuznach.com, PDF 90KB]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Voigtlander Prominent Knob Wind (1951) with  50mm f2 Ultron Lens picture
Voigtlander Prominent Knob Wind (1951) with 50mm f2 Ultron Lens
Carl Zeiss Ultron 50mm f/1.8 M42 screw-mount lens picture
Carl Zeiss Ultron 50mm f/1.8 M42 screw-mount lens
Voigtlander 50mm f2 Ultron lens for Prominent 35mm RF camera picture
Voigtlander 50mm f2 Ultron lens for Prominent 35mm RF camera
Voigtlander Vitessa 35mm Film Camera w F2 Ultron Lens, Plus Case and Manual picture
Voigtlander Vitessa 35mm Film Camera w F2 Ultron Lens, Plus Case and Manual
Voigtlander Vitessa 35mm Film Camera w/ SYNCHRO- COMPUR Ultron 1:2/50 Lens  picture
Voigtlander Vitessa 35mm Film Camera w/ SYNCHRO- COMPUR Ultron 1:2/50 Lens