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p.2 #1 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


rscheffler wrote:
I have a NEX-7 now, on loan, so intend to get out tomorrow and give it a try.


sweet!



Jan 10, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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p.2 #2 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


+1, thanks Ron!



Jan 10, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.2 #3 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Awesome, Anyone have dimensions for it? if it's as big as my OM21/3.5 + adapter I might be tempted to get it.


Jan 10, 2013 at 04:05 AM
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p.2 #4 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


From the Cosina site: http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt/english/s-wide-e.html

Diameter x Length : φ69.0mm x 78.4mm
Weight : 412 g



Jan 10, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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p.2 #5 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Thanks
Edit: OM 21/3.5 is 60mm adapted to E-mount, It will have to be stellar to get me interested since the only thing it has over mine spec wise is that it's f1.4.

Edited on Jan 11, 2013 at 06:23 AM · View previous versions



Jan 10, 2013 at 09:01 AM
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p.2 #6 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Camera Quest has some cool info on the new lens: http://www.cameraquest.com/voigt_21_18.htm
If it's as solid as the 35/1.2II, then this will be a very popular lens, especially for the price.
I have a feeling it won't preform very well on the X-series cameras, good thing those old M9's are becoming affordable, well kind of.



Jan 10, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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p.2 #7 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Or you can use a GXR


Jan 10, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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p.2 #8 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Very interesting Ron.

Henrik



Jan 11, 2013 at 07:59 AM
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p.2 #9 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


I got out and did some comparisons with the CV21/1.8 on the NEX-7 and GXR vs. the 21 Lux, 21 SEM and ZM21/2.8... It's nothing fancy, but I'll write up a post in the next day or two. From the initial review of the images, the CV looks promising on the NEX. There is some purple edge colour shift, but of the four, it's tied with the 21 Lux for the least amount.


Jan 11, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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p.2 #10 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


My wallet will not like that. Thanks Ron.


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p.2 #11 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Looking forward to samples.Thanks for the effort Ron.
-Jim



Jan 11, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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p.2 #12 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


OK guys, sorry to keep you waiting, but I've finally had time to publish the quite wordy review to my website. You can find it here: http://www.ronscheffler.com/techtalk/?page_id=130

For those interested in comparison images from the four lenses, download links are towards the bottom of the page. For those primarily interested in results on the NEX-7, also go to the bottom of the page, though a fair amount about each lens's characteristics is described in the main section. For those not inclined to read thousands of words (I've included a few photos to break the monotony ), there is a brief 'executive summary' at the beginning.

Overall, after only one week of use (so take it with a grain of salt, I suppose) my feeling is the new Voigtlander 21/1.8 is an excellent value and is quite close to the two Leica 21s. When there is a difference in favor of the Leicas, it's generally not by much.

Will I be selling my 21 Lux? I'm not inclined to do so just yet, but the same can be said for the Voigtlander. I'm pleasantly surprised with it and would like to get to know it a bit better before deciding whether or not to sell it.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I missed any points you'd like covered in the review.

To answer the NEX-7 fringing question, here's a screen capture of the NEX with the Voigtlander wide open as well as the GXR with it, also wide open:













FYI: the blank wall image was with the lens set to infinity and wide open.

There is some fringing but not all that terrible and possibly not noticeable in the majority of 'normal' applications... unless you typically shoot snowy or foggy scenes, or with lots of blank, neutral areas.



Jan 14, 2013 at 05:53 AM
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p.2 #13 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Thanks for the extensive review. It will have to be tomorrow before I can read it.


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:14 AM
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p.2 #14 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Thank you for the review, lovely color and images


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:16 AM
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p.2 #15 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Ron, thanks so much for posting this and your in-depth review.

The color shift on the 21 doesn't look bad at all. I'm wondering if this will be all but gone on the 16mp Sony sensors.




Jan 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.2 #16 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Working on a full review, but in the meantime here's a rolling review (page two of thread) and:

Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron



Feb 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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p.2 #17 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Nice images from the snow storm.

Mine should be in hand in a day or two, I'm very optimistic and excited to see how it will perform on the 16mp NEX sensor!



Feb 14, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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p.2 #18 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Thanks, Jacob! I think you'll be quite happy with it. Now that I found my 58mm ND filter, it's time to check it out wide open.


Feb 14, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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p.2 #19 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


Jacob D wrote:
Nice images from the snow storm.

Mine should be in hand in a day or two, I'm very optimistic and excited to see how it will perform on the 16mp NEX sensor!


Is it there yet? Can you post the tracking info so I can keep up?

Just came across a Flickr set with the 5R:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boneinitsteeth/sets/72157632453788883/with/8375211350/



Feb 15, 2013 at 01:20 AM
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p.2 #20 · Announced: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron


lumis beans wrote:
Is it there yet? Can you post the tracking info so I can keep up?

Just came across a Flickr set with the 5R:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boneinitsteeth/sets/72157632453788883/with/8375211350/


Not here yet... looks like anything coming from East coast is slow moving right now.

That's a nice set you found. I see some CA in a few, but I guess that's to be expected if they're shooting close to wide open. Other than that it looks really good! I don't see any color shift at all from where I'm sitting.



Feb 15, 2013 at 02:44 PM
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