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Edwin Ho wrote:
Hi Ron, thanks again for further elaboration on the CV40/1.4, much appreciated. I have now two VC lenses and I am pleasantly surprised by it's quality at a fraction of the price of Leica M lenses.
It is a very idea to start a new thread on RM2.
Seems we might have three directions of discussion going here.
I just wanted to comment on Voigtlander lenses in general. I agree with your assessment about quality for the price. It's definitely the best combination of the two when it comes to new rangefinder lenses. What particularly impresses me are their two latest lenses - the 35/1.2 II and 21/1.8. Of the two, I think the 21 is the more impressive achievement. And it's less expensive! Both are simply excellent for the price. There are differences from Leica and Zeiss in terms of brand-wide Voigtlander rendering characteristics, but it's not necessarily a bad thing, rather, another choice. Where Voigtlander may falter slightly is with brand-wide inconsistency when considering sharpness/resolution performance. One simply must research if a given lens will live up to expectation. With Leica on the other hand, this aspect (sharpness) seems to be pretty much a given. Zeiss is in the middle, but closer to Leica.
It's great to have these choices, especially considering the Voigtlander price points.