Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 125/2.5 vs Leica Apo-Macro-Elmarit-R 100/2.8
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buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Country: United States

Anyone had both of these?
How 'bout at the same time?
Thoughts?



kosmoskatten
Registered: Oct 11, 2005
Total Posts: 2896
Country: Sweden

Had them both, though not at the same time.

Loved both, but would probably go against the stream and say I preferred the Leica APO macro Elmarit.



phuang3
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1199
Country: Taiwan

I had them, but eventually sold the voigtlander. The later is a fine lens but not spectacular. However, it has one advantage over Leica - it can do 1:1 without any attachment.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5234
Country: United States

kosmoskatten wrote:
Had them both, though not at the same time.

Loved both, but would probably go against the stream and say I preferred the Leica APO macro Elmarit.


+1.

The 125 is a great macro. The Leica is excellent at all distances.



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 4857
Country: Germany

Comparison of these two and the Zeiss MP100/2 as well: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1025651/0#9747210

I'm most impressed by the Leica for it's sheer color richness.



kosmoskatten
Registered: Oct 11, 2005
Total Posts: 2896
Country: Sweden

So, now I am mainstream again huh? Yeay?



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2657
Country: Japan

Have both.
I preferred Voigtlander on 5DC because of AF confirm (EOS mount). Now though 5D MkIII Live View changed the game for me, I feel I neglected the Leica....



cuonghuutran
Registered: Mar 24, 2005
Total Posts: 497
Country: United States

I had both Leica and Zeiss MP100/2. Zeiss is a great lense but its CA is distracting. I don't have the Voiglander but from samples, I prefer Leica rendering.



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5213
Country: United States

I've used all three lenses mentioned....
Each has its own unique traits/character....but I preferred the uniqueness that came from the CV 125 most...
If you're after bright colors....choose Leica
If you're after 3D look.... Go for Zeiss

CV 125's rendering has indescribable mood, so to speak...
Also, its lack of CA is just unbeatable...
Close up portrait with this lens is a sight to behold...