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Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount

  
 
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p.82 #1 · p.82 #1 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


St.Daniel`s Cathedral...

Sunrise at Castle Turnnišče...

Shadows...

Cheers, A.



Jan 08, 2023 at 05:11 AM
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p.82 #2 · p.82 #2 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


I still love this lens whether adapted to Sony or here on the Leica M11




  LEICA M11    Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens    15mm    f/4.8    1/125s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M11    Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens    15mm    f/4.8    1/125s    64 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M11    Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens    15mm    f/5.6    1/100s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M11    Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens    15mm    f/4.8    1/125s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M11    Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens    15mm    f/4.8    1/125s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 08, 2023 at 08:38 AM
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p.82 #3 · p.82 #3 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


I didn`t even test the corners, but I really like this little glass

Breton Beach by Radek Kucharski, on Flickr



Jan 27, 2023 at 02:53 AM
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p.82 #4 · p.82 #4 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


This is one old thread but it is the thread where we discovered choppy. My 15mm was the gold standard and where we found the corner issue in many copies. This is the historic 15mm thread


Jan 27, 2023 at 07:07 AM
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p.82 #5 · p.82 #5 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


I just picked one of these up from MPB for a really good price in "excellent" condition. It came in a box and was like new. Really pleased.
Corners, of course, are softer than the center, but no stretching or decentering. I got lucky.
I was surprised by how small the lens actually is, and how the built in shade is a little silly, but doesn't make the lens that much larger.
Colors and contrast are typical Voigtlander. I just returned a refurbished 20-70 to Amazon, the mid focal lengths were soft. But one thing I did notice was the colors/contrast of the Sony were flat next to the Voigt. This is also true of my 24-105/12-24 G zooms. All my Voigtlanders share a brilliant transparency in the images. The 15mm is no exception.



Nov 26, 2023 at 11:33 AM
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p.82 #6 · p.82 #6 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


I get the sense there are factions pulling in different directions inside Cosina. This one has a lot of APD elements and as we see, a beautiful sense of volume, vivid colour and for want of a better word, presence. The only other wide angle starting with a '2' in their lineup to get the same treatment is the heavyweight street lens 21/1.4.

They really should do more at this end of the focal length spectrum. In fact that applies to both ends, in a company that has had its cognitive function taken over by some strange obsession with amassing scores of 35s, 40s and 50s in their run sheet. Saboteurs are everywhere. ;-)



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p.82 #7 · p.82 #7 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


Noticed that the Z mount version has a removable hood


May 03, 2024 at 06:52 AM
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p.82 #8 · p.82 #8 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


A7RV + Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 III

DSC01111 by its dejavu, on Flickr

DSC01024 by its dejavu, on Flickr



May 03, 2024 at 02:35 PM
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p.82 #9 · p.82 #9 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


A question was asked several posts (and a couple of year) ago -
Is decentering still a problem with the newer versions of this lens? or have they addressed that issue?
Thanks
Doug



May 03, 2024 at 03:44 PM
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p.82 #10 · p.82 #10 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


graytrekker wrote:
A question was asked several posts (and a couple of year) ago -
Is decentering still a problem with the newer versions of this lens? or have they addressed that issue?
Thanks
Doug


Hey Doug,

I've tested many CV 15/4.5 III lenses in both M and E-mount. The smearing issue often comes from poor lens alignment, which can be tricky to fix. It's possible that Cosina has improved their quality control lately, though. The newer lenses I've tried seem to have great centering. But it's also possible that this design just has some tolerance issues during production. Tough to say for sure.



May 07, 2024 at 04:14 PM
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p.82 #11 · p.82 #11 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


Since someone dug up this thread, here's a crosspost from the Nikon section Z-mount on Zf

DSC_1141_small_15_sooc by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


DSC_1651-snall_15 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


DSC_3203_15_retu_small by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


DSC_1168_small_15_BW by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr



May 07, 2024 at 04:49 PM
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p.82 #12 · p.82 #12 · Official: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 III E-mount


Fred Miranda wrote:
Hey Doug,

I've tested many CV 15/4.5 III lenses in both M and E-mount. The smearing issue often comes from poor lens alignment, which can be tricky to fix. It's possible that Cosina has improved their quality control lately, though. The newer lenses I've tried seem to have great centering. But it's also possible that this design just has some tolerance issues during production. Tough to say for sure.


Thanks for your thoughts, Fred!



May 07, 2024 at 06:00 PM
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