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Sp12
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I haven't looked at the crops yet, but do you have a Sigma 150? I hear that it's well-preferred over the Leica macros on crop bodies as it's sharper.

Still, matching the Leica 60 is no mean feat, so if it can do that it's good enough for 90%+ of enlargements.

Edit: it matches. Interesting to see how non-APO it is.



Aug 09, 2011 at 08:01 PM
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Sp12 wrote:
I haven't looked at the crops yet, but do you have a Sigma 150? I hear that it's well-preferred over the Leica macros on crop bodies as it's sharper.


Ah... but one hear a lot of things. No, I don't have the Sigma 150. Heck, I can't handle a 125mm lens so an even longer one is not on my list. I also think the Sigma is an AF lens which when bought fits one camera only. As I haven't tried it I can't say anything about how it is to focus manually. Maybe it is good.

Sharper? Maybe it is but if so I don't think the difference is significant. More on that below.

Still, matching the Leica 60 is no mean feat, so if it can do that it's good enough for 90%+ of enlargements.
Edit: it matches.


Yes, the CV125 matches the Elmarit here. And, as you say, it's no mean feat.

I suspect that we see two lenses capable of handling the Nex sensor pixel density pretty well here. As resolution is the total of the lens and the sensor I don't think the Sigma can make it significantly better. I may be wrong but when people say the Sigma is sharper my first guess is that it is about contrast. My second guess is that the Sigma is sharper, but....


Interesting to see how non-APO it is.


Yup. There are two things at play here, CA and fringe. The CV125 has higher macro contrast than the Leica. Maybe that's why we see more fringe? There may be anothr reason as well. Then we have the LoCA which is much more evident here than in the images taken at longer distances.

I also took images of a metal ruler across the frame, at 1:2 and 1:1. That made it is easy to see the lateral CA as well. Interestingly it increased when going from 1:2 to 1:1. Thankfully it is well behaved and can be nearly totally adjusted for (looking at the border at 400% in ACR while playing with the sliders). I had to enter larger values for the 1:1 image. At longer distances I never bothered at all.

I don't know a lot about macros or advanced optics. Perhaps it is always this way?

Anyway, I hope all this helped one or two interested in the CV125.

Cheers,

Jonas



Aug 10, 2011 at 02:59 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Voigtlander 125 Images


Definitely. Now I have to make a very tough decision between the Leica-R 90/2 and the Voigt.


Aug 10, 2011 at 02:24 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Voigtlander 125 Images


Regarding the Sigma:
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/752972

as posted a few times it might just have been a bad copy, but I haven't really seen anything to the contrary yet.



Aug 10, 2011 at 02:31 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Voigtlander 125 Images


Sale Bonanza on ebay for anyone interested with 5 lenses for:
Pentax - Sony and not one, not two, but three Nikon!




Aug 19, 2011 at 03:50 AM
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Man, are the Nikon mount ones ever going for ridiculous prices...

Nikon Mount CV 125/2.5

Nikon Mount CV 125/2.5

At least the Sony/Minolta mount one is somewhat reasonable.

Sony/Minolta Mount CV 125/2.5

I have to wonder, what are the Canon EF mount versions going for these days?



Aug 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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helimat wrote:
Man, are the Nikon mount ones ever going for ridiculous prices...

I have to wonder, what are the Canon EF mount versions going for these days?



The last EF mount 125 sold on eBay, was on Aug 7th, went for $1775 + $45 shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/260827804972?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_720wt_1281

Considerably less than Ai-S mount one.



Aug 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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The auction just closed with a new record for the Voigt125 A-is which sold at USD3700!


Aug 21, 2011 at 05:12 PM
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Almass wrote:
The auction just closed with a new record for the Voigt125 A-is which sold at USD3700!


Wow.



Aug 21, 2011 at 09:24 PM
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I think I just got one in EOS mount....will wait until tomorrow to verify.


Oct 12, 2011 at 08:49 AM
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Kros, you make a crowd here to be jealous.


Oct 12, 2011 at 08:51 AM
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Technician wrote:
Kros, you make a crowd here to be jealous.


And my other half angry..
Haven't verified yet, so may be a false alarm.
It remains to see if my shooting skills will do it justice. If I end up way under par, I quit taking photos..:/



Oct 12, 2011 at 09:10 AM
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I'll keep fingers crossed for you!

Cool stuff helps to inspire in making good photos at some degree, because since the point when you've got desired gear, you have no excuse for sitting on the forum in favor of reading someone's opinion. Internet wouldn't disappear, you'll lose nothing if you'll force yourself to push the limits of your artistic vision by going on the street or by negotiating with models for dedicated act of exposing shapes of your imaginaton. When you'll get enough intention, the gear will dissolve in your creativeness and will become not so relevant as it was before. That's a Dao (strange dualism, by the way).



Oct 12, 2011 at 09:42 AM
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Technician wrote:
I'll keep fingers crossed for you!

Cool stuff helps to inspire in making good photos at some degree, because since the point when you've got desired gear, you have no excuse for sitting on the forum in favor of reading someone's opinion. Internet wouldn't disappear, you'll lose nothing if you'll force yourself to push the limits of your artistic vision by going on the street or by negotiating with models for dedicated act of exposing shapes of your imaginaton. When you'll get enough intention, the gear will dissolve in your creativeness and will become not so relevant as it was before.
...Show more

I absolutely agree! The only thing gear does not fix is crooked hands.. As in, it will not add a "Masterpiece" button and will not compensate for majority of factors.
Can't say I suck, but I am certainly not using the gear's full potential.



Oct 12, 2011 at 06:12 PM
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I bet I have much more crooked hands than you. I broke my 105 VR today. It slipped out of my hands and fell on the asphalt from the hight of 1.5 m. Gimme a Darwin Award.


Oct 13, 2011 at 07:56 AM
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Ouch, sorry to hear that


Oct 13, 2011 at 08:23 AM
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Technician wrote:
I bet I have much more crooked hands than you. I broke my 105 VR today. It slipped out of my hands and fell on the asphalt from the hight of 1.5 m. Gimme a Darwin Award.


Aouch!! Very sorry to hear that!!
That my friend is not crooked hands - it's just unfortunate twist of circumstances..
Is there any hope for it?



Oct 13, 2011 at 06:27 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Voigtlander 125 Images


There are just too many stories like this!!! Is someone out there working on the innovation of a softer asphalt that won't break camera equipment, and won't skin the knees for perviously happy childern?

Just a thought
Bill




Oct 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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Krosavcheg wrote:
Is there any hope for it?


It is repairable, hopefully. The main impact was taken by lens hood which was attached backwards for transportation.

billsnature wrote:
There are just too many stories like this!!! Is someone out there working on the innovation of a softer asphalt that won't break camera equipment, and won't skin the knees for perviously happy childern?


There's no one to blame for this. This is 100% my mistake.



Oct 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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Krosavcheg wrote:
Is there any hope for it?

Technician wrote:
It is repairable, hopefully.


Aouch!! I'm sorry to hear that
Anyway, it's time to swap it for a new 100/2 Zeiss



Oct 14, 2011 at 01:02 AM
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