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| p.1 #13 · Versions? Voigtlander 125mm APO Lanthar SL |
Jim Schemel wrote:
Are these lenses like the Zeiss 100 ZE in that they can do infinity equally as well as macro?
AND it is genuinely apochromatic without the bothersome out-of-focus color fringing of the Z* 100, AND has a flat field, making it great for stitching images AND a bokeh that dissolves away into a creamy, delicate blur AND does skin tones with such startling grace AND renders colors true AND out-resolves the sensor of my D700 by a wide margin, reportedly doing the same on a D3x.
Otherwise, why would people drop $2200 and up for a purely macro lens?
I rarely shot macro/small product right now.
I still can not justify the price to buy one yet...but I am still super curious to try one
This lens has been the subject of much speculation over the years as to an eventual SL II version. As best as I can divine, the prevailing opinion across the photo blogosphere is that it would directly compete with the Zeiss 100 in a fashion unlike any other Voigtländer lens of a similar FL to a Zeiss and as such, renders it less likely to see the light of day. If this turns out to be the case, the price of existing lenses, like that of the extinct NOCT Nikkor, will only rise.