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Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review

  
 
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p.86 #1 · p.86 #1 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Ulysseita wrote:
Hi Mark, please let me know about that

"Still difficult to get the M240 colors spot on..."


It's most visible in the bookstore image - the magentas, purples and greens are off. I am unable to get that corrected easily in any of the sliders in LR. Cobalt did improve the color translation! Happy to send the DNG file if that helps.



Feb 06, 2023 at 10:17 AM
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please send it


Feb 06, 2023 at 06:05 PM
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p.86 #3 · p.86 #3 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Leica M10r with this MONSTER lens.

Seriously, this is a gem.





Edited using Cobalt M9 colour profile

  LEICA M10-R    Summicron-M 1:2/50 lens    50mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  







Edited using Cobalt M9 colour profile

  LEICA M10-R    Summicron-M 1:2/50 lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/1500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 24, 2023 at 11:26 AM
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p.86 #4 · p.86 #4 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


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Has anyone taken shots with the 50mm APO Lanthar with a Tiffen Black ProMist or other diffusion filter? I am curious whether the diffusion filter can soften some of the "too sharp for portraits" criticism that these lenses can have. I am considering selling my 50 Summilux for this lens (don't use 50mm as much but like it for portraits) and am wondering how a diffused/softened approach to this lens might work out. Thanks!


These were taken with a Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/8th strength on the 50 APO mounted to an A7R iii.

To enhance the cinematic bloom, both clarity and dehaze are set to negative values in Lightroom.

If you want to pixel peep, follow the flickr link under each photo and download the full original resolution files.


ISO 2500 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr





ISO 250 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr





ISO 500 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr




Feb 26, 2023 at 12:20 PM
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Mar 08, 2023 at 10:44 AM
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ISO 100 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/2000 sec
Original Post on flickr



Edited on Mar 09, 2023 at 06:39 PM · View previous versions



Mar 09, 2023 at 02:58 PM
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alphanumeric wrote:
These were taken with a Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/8th strength on the 50 APO mounted to an A7R iii.

To enhance the cinematic bloom, both clarity and dehaze are set to negative values in Lightroom.

If you want to pixel peep, follow the flickr link under each photo and download the full original resolution files.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52712952169_3eda4f31ea_h.jpg
ISO 2500 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52713165878_178b4807df_h.jpg
ISO 250 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52712168842_929278e874_h.jpg
ISO 500 - 𝑓/2.0 - 1/40 sec
Original Post on flickr



These are crazy good!



Mar 09, 2023 at 05:27 PM
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p.86 #8 · p.86 #8 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


DannyDeluxe wrote:
These are crazy good!


Thanks! Appreciate it.




Mar 09, 2023 at 06:40 PM
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p.86 #9 · p.86 #9 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Editorrr wrote:
https://baltaksa.com/sites/default/files/blt09794.jpg


Very brave! Shooting sports with the CV 50/2 APO!



Mar 30, 2023 at 06:01 PM
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p.86 #11 · p.86 #11 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Sony A7R2 reports Voigtlander Apo Lanthar as Loxia 50/2




  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/400s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtländer 50mm F/2 Apo-Lanthar (Sony E) lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/125s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtländer 50mm F/2 Apo-Lanthar (Sony E) lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/320s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/30s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/125s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/30s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/400s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/30s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/30s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/125s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 05, 2023 at 04:23 AM
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p.86 #12 · p.86 #12 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Bringing this thread back to the live forum. (from archives)


May 17, 2023 at 03:21 PM
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p.86 #13 · p.86 #13 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


I like the apo lantahr more than my summilux




May 17, 2023 at 09:42 PM
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p.86 #14 · p.86 #14 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


I had this for my Leica. Sold it and replaced it with the Summicron (v5).

Yes the IQ was near perfect. The issue for me is I learned I didnt want perfect. It was soulless and sterile. It was also way too big and heavy for my M10R.

The Mandler design is perfectly flawed. The images have a beauty the APO-Lanthar didnt have, because it has been perfected to oblivion.

So for me its a niche lens for specific use cases. But I didnt find it beautiful for every day documenting and expressing myself.

When you are perfect from f2 to f16 or whatever theres nowhere to go. Like a 1 note song.



May 18, 2023 at 12:12 PM
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p.86 #15 · p.86 #15 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


carlosmcse wrote:
... I didnt find it beautiful for every day documenting and expressing myself.
When you are perfect from f2 to f16 or whatever theres nowhere to go. Like a 1 note song.


Could you please be more specific? For example, looking at the last image by Jorge Torralba, what's wrong in that picture? Is there something bad that doesn't allow expressing yourself?



May 18, 2023 at 01:19 PM
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p.86 #16 · p.86 #16 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


The APO has a look about it. I suppose you can say it is 'perfect', but it is a look like any other lens might have. Not bad or good necessarily but subjective. It is very attractive to me. Shockingly so. Would I use it for everything all the time? No, but these APO's are unique in their own right and create wonderful images. You can't please everybody all the time, but I wouldn't take a slight as in any way universal.


May 18, 2023 at 01:57 PM
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p.86 #17 · p.86 #17 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


I love the look of the 50 APO Lanthar. Its subjective though, some folks will want a different look. Nothing wrong with that. I think its a pretty versatile lens - great for landscapes and I also like the look for portraits, though I can understand wanting more of a character lens I think the wide open vignette, bokeh, and contrast delivered by this lens look lovely.

I always have to recalibrate my thoughts regarding size and weight for M lenses. This lens still strikes me as puny, though it is larger for an M mount lens I guess. I think it feels great on my M11. The only thing Id want is a focus tab.



May 18, 2023 at 02:00 PM
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p.86 #18 · p.86 #18 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


itai195 wrote:
I love the look of the 50 APO Lanthar. Its subjective though, some folks will want a different look. Nothing wrong with that. I think its a pretty versatile lens - great for landscapes and I also like the look for portraits, though I can understand wanting more of a character lens I think the wide open vignette, bokeh, and contrast delivered by this lens look lovely.

I always have to recalibrate my thoughts regarding size and weight for M lenses. This lens still strikes me as puny, though it is larger for an M mount lens I guess. I
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It's definitely a modern look with minimal flaws. That's a character on itself though.

Having said that, the optical vignetting in this lens is noteworthy as it is not minimal, resulting in a cats-eye shape for specular highlights in the corners. This, in turn, leads to swirling effects that vary based on the subject distance.



May 18, 2023 at 09:20 PM
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p.86 #19 · p.86 #19 · Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review


Yeah, I dont find the swirling excessive with this one but it is there. That rendering effect is endearing to me, and unexpected for a lens that is sometimes described as clinical.


May 18, 2023 at 09:48 PM
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Ripolini wrote:
Could you please be more specific? For example, looking at the last image by Jorge Torralba, what's wrong in that picture? Is there something bad that doesn't allow expressing yourself?


It's a gorgeous image taken in lighting that is perfect for the CV 50 APO and of a subject that has a very nice complexion. But it's not a lens I would use for say flash-based event photography of average looking people



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