ROBOT Schneider Xenon 1 : 1.9 / 40

This lens just covers full format, it was built for 24x24mm square format.

Focal length: 40mm
Mount: Robot M26
Aperture: F 1.9 - F 16
Min focus distance: 0.5m
Length (from flange): 31/35mm [+ 13mm for 2 adapters]

Diameter: 46mm
Weight: 124gr.

Some pictures:

A7 and the lens.

Sample pictures: You may click on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open for comparison. Focus is on infinity (except closest focus). These pictures are hand-held out of the window of my holiday home, so there might be blur by shake, especially at F16.

F 1.9.

F 5.6.

F 16, blurred due to shake with long exposure.

Closest focus (F8) is only 37cm from outermost edge of the lens. Focus on the program wheel of the camera.

This lens just cover full format, it was built for the 24x24mm square format of the Robot cameras. The adaption to the A7 is easy, the focal flange distance of the Robots is 31mm. That's not far from the M39 which is 28.8mm. So you add a 2.2mm adapter to a M39 one and you are there. M26 to M39 adapters a readily available on the web and they can be cheap. The Robot lenses are relatively small and they are fine for APS-C.

This lens is much lighter than the old version (124/216 gr). There are some more differences. This one has a 5-blade aperture, the old version is multi-blade, perfectly round. The new version focuses down to 37cm at F8 (old: 55 cm at F 8). Mine has faint click stops for the aperture and it has no firm grip to unscrew. It moves more easily, settings are easier to read. So both versions have their pros and cons. According to the serial number, this lens was made in 1978. It is very small and very light for such a luminous lens