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| p.1 #3 · Voigtlander 75mm SL II 1.8 Heliar? |
This thread might offer some insight: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1020991
I posted some examples there with the M mount version, shot with the M9. From my understanding, the SL version is optically identical. There is a reason it's given the name "classic" by Cosina - it's not a clinically corner to corner sharp, modern design, in case that's what you're after.
It also seems to exhibit some focus shift, and will purple fringe in high contrast, high brightness transition areas.
While this is related to Leica M mount, I have since had the opportunity to use the Leica 75mm f/2.5 Summarit, and would hands-down pick the Summarit over the Voigtlander for most purposes, despite the significant price difference.
Thank you! It's funny, yet a little sad that they would use the term "classic" to describe softness. I do appreciate your input, I was hoping for a 'miracle' lens in the 75 heliar. I feel like the best option is converting a 90mm summicron to nikon mount, maybe zeiss equivalent (although at a premium $)