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Keeping this thread alive? Good or bad idea?


Jul 09, 2017 at 01:37 PM
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p.75 #2 · p.75 #2 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


k-h.a.w wrote:
Keeping this thread alive? Good or bad idea?


Why not!

I just bought an used copy of this lens. The seller swears it's 100% great.



Jul 09, 2017 at 08:18 PM
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p.75 #3 · p.75 #3 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


Fred Miranda wrote:
Why not!

I just bought an used copy of this lens. The seller swears it's 100% great.


Thanks Fred. I have found this thread in particular to be extremely useful.
Thanks to it I bought Choppy from Guy and have no intention to ever sell it.
It works well with my A7rII and A9 on TAP.

I am following the FE 12-24/4 lens discussion threads with great interests but will wait a bit before making up my mind whether to add that lens to my tool set. We'll see what the final consensus will be - if there is one.

K-H.


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Jul 09, 2017 at 08:38 PM
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p.75 #4 · p.75 #4 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


I own a perfect copy of this lens and a perfect lox21 and always find myself reaching for this one first, it's just that good. After reading Fred's 12-24 thread though I'm worried about the results if he tests it against the CV15 as it is clearly better than the CV10, probably on par with the lox21 but depending on the CV15 result I fear a bout of GAS coming on


Jul 09, 2017 at 08:46 PM
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p.75 #5 · p.75 #5 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


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Edited on Jul 31, 2017 at 04:34 PM · View previous versions



Jul 30, 2017 at 07:34 PM
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p.75 #6 · p.75 #6 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


linnil wrote:
I wish I saw this thread before I purchase a used e mount from a seller here.

Mine is smeared. Like badly smeared. I am trying to get a hold of him to get it returned. I shoot indoors and I can't live with soft corners.

Are all the new ones being sold now good?


With all due respect, when you buy a used lens here, if it's not damaged or the seller didn't give misrepresentation in the description of the lens, I would just have to suck it up and get rid of it myself. I wouldn't ask for a refund from the seller. You are getting a big discount buying used. He is not selling a new lens with warranty and he is not Amazon, B&H. If you want the privilege of trying different copies to get a good copy, I would buy it new from a retailer.

Just my $0.02.



Jul 30, 2017 at 08:26 PM
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kdrk888 wrote:
With all due respect, when you buy a used lens here, if it's not damaged or the seller didn't give misrepresentation in the description of the lens, I would just have to suck it up and get rid of it myself. I wouldn't ask for a refund from the seller. You are getting a big discount buying used. He is not selling a new lens with warranty and he is not Amazon, B&H. If you want the privilege of trying different copies to get a good copy, I would buy it new from a retailer.

Just my $0.02.


Agreed.

If I'm really concerned about it (usually in a trade situation where things are a bit more complex around 'value' of a lens) I'll ask for sample images, and specifically state beforehand what I'm looking for. I turned down one trade a few weeks back because I didn't think the lens was as sharp as my rental copy I had. It's probably plenty sharp for the guy that uses it, but it's on the buyer IMO to sort that out ahead of time.

One the flip side, I do always try and post sample images taken from the lens I'm selling to avoid this scenario from s a seller perspective. This way I can at least say that I gave the buyer the option to review a few images.



Jul 30, 2017 at 09:14 PM
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p.75 #8 · p.75 #8 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


I recently grabbed a CV 15 from eBay as well and it appears to be in perfect condition. Here are some tests at f4.5 and f8. What do you guys think?




Jul 30, 2017 at 09:41 PM
 

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p.75 #9 · p.75 #9 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


My rule . I never sell anything here that maybe suspect ever. I'll send that stuff to eBay


Jul 30, 2017 at 09:48 PM
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p.75 #10 · p.75 #10 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


f4.5_01 by DanielSteck, on Flickr


f4.5_02 by DanielSteck, on Flickr


f8_01 by DanielSteck, on Flickr


f8_02 by DanielSteck, on Flickr


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Jul 30, 2017 at 09:50 PM
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p.75 #11 · p.75 #11 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


Sorry if my post is causing loading issues, this is the first time I've posted images on this forum. Am I embedding the images correctly? I copy/pasted the BBCode link in Flickr and used original size.

Edit: I re-linked them using "large" size instead of original and it loads fine now. I guess the original file size is too large?

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Jul 30, 2017 at 09:58 PM
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p.75 #12 · p.75 #12 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


twomblywhite wrote:
Sorry if my post is causing loading issues, this is the first time I've posted images on this forum. Am I embedding the images correctly? I copy/pasted the BBCode link in Flickr and used original size.


It's fine. I see them. I'm not really big on decentering issues, and I don't spend time shooting test charts, so not really qualified to answer your question, but I'd be happy using that.



Jul 30, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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p.75 #13 · p.75 #13 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


GMPhotography wrote:
My rule . I never sell anything here that maybe suspect ever. I'll send that stuff to eBay


Note to myself : Don't ever buy used lenses in Ebay from Arizona sellers.



Jul 31, 2017 at 09:28 AM
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p.75 #14 · p.75 #14 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


Are the odds of getting a good copy much better now from the newer batches? I want one back


Aug 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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p.75 #15 · p.75 #15 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


!!

GMPhotography wrote:
My rule . I never sell anything here that maybe suspect ever. I'll send that stuff to eBay




Aug 17, 2017 at 03:41 PM
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p.75 #16 · p.75 #16 · Voigtlander 15/4.5 III E-mount Rolling review


Well I bought Choppy from Guy and am very happy with that lens.

K-H.



Aug 17, 2017 at 05:35 PM
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