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Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Review

  
 
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  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtländer 50mm F/2 Apo-Lanthar (Sony E) lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/2500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtländer 50mm F/2 Apo-Lanthar (Sony E) lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 11, 2024 at 01:49 AM
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Museo di Roma in Trastevere.
The way we were in the 19th century (all @ f/2, more pictures in the CV 35/2 AL thread):










May 11, 2024 at 01:16 PM
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A few from Costa Rica-

Really enjoy using this lens except for infinity is WAYYYY OFFFFF. So much so you really had to think about focusing at infinity to get it perfect.

I didn't accomplish that on both of the shots below but still enjoyed them. Not sure if my copy has an issue or if its just what you have to deal with but its more than a few mm off-






  ILCE-7RM5    Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/7.1    1/1600s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM5    Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/5.0    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM5    Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/8.0    1/320s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 24, 2024 at 09:41 AM
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Canon R5 and VM 50/2.0 APO

Poland - Warmia and Masuria.

Is not as bad with Canon R5.



May 27, 2024 at 12:27 PM
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RustyRus wrote:
A few from Costa Rica-

Really enjoy using this lens except for infinity is WAYYYY OFFFFF. So much so you really had to think about focusing at infinity to get it perfect.

I didn't accomplish that on both of the shots below but still enjoyed them. Not sure if my copy has an issue or if its just what you have to deal with but its more than a few mm off-


You are sooo correct, sir. I don't know why they don't have a hard stop infinity on this lens and the CV50APO is not the only one lacking it. You would think a manual focus lens would be adjusted to true infinity so those distance shots can be captured without fiddling with the focus ring.

Well, I paid dearly for my copy, and it has a hard stop infinity. What a pleasure it is to focus distance with confidence.



May 27, 2024 at 11:25 PM
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None of my Voigtlander lenses can be counted on for hard stop infinity focus. I've often wondered whether shimming would help.


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JimBuchanan wrote:
You would think a manual focus lens would be adjusted to true infinity so those distance shots can be captured without fiddling with the focus ring.


The excellent Zeiss Otus lenses don't focus precisely at infinity at the hard stop, either. I suppose that Zeiss engineers understand that focus may need to be adjusted to account for thermal effects.

See for example: "the hard stop on the far end is a bit beyond infinity. . . ."

https://www.cameralabs.com/zeiss_otus_1-4_85/

https://www.cameralabs.com/zeiss_otus_1-4_55/

https://www.cameralabs.com/zeiss-otus-28mm-f1-4-review/








May 28, 2024 at 03:38 PM
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Just as oils ain't oils, infinity is not infinity. Cosina really should have popularised lens designations better. They (and others) refer to M-mount lenses as 'VM' but the other mounts for which they make lenses are just the lens designation. They should be 'VE', 'VZ' and VRF' to avoid the inevitable confusion, as we see in these combined mount lens threads.

Nobody who uses a TTL camera (remember that term?) needs to worry about ring rotation past infinity because they can see focus in their EVF (and OVF in the past, if they were lucky). Zeiss engineers did not make the Voigtlanders, Cosina did and, my word, they know exactly what they are doing.

In fact, ring rotation past the infinity index marks the lens as a serious optic, one that can be used no matter the conditions, and lens/mount tolerances. CZ and Cosina want you to do your own infinity focusing, because they are aware of these issues and the ultra fine tolerances involved in exact focus acquisition with the better lenses.

Infinity is not always the same, and 'optical infinity' enters the fray - not to get into that now. And astro has added more problems to the issue, as well as AF overshoot needs. And a lot of people don't realise you give up DOF when you focus at 'infinity', so what seems straighforward is anything but.

A reasonable fix, if you do the same work over and over and therefore have 'your infinity' defined, is to note where it lies on the distance index, and use that setting.

Some reasonable reading on the subject:

https://photographylife.com/infinity-focus-photography
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3793526



May 28, 2024 at 05:00 PM
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May 29, 2024 at 02:24 AM
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Canon R5 and VM 50/2.0 APO. Poland - Warmia and Masuria.





May 30, 2024 at 01:39 PM
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Sinopah Moonset
A storm front moves in during moonset, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Sinopah Moonset by Doug Stevens, on Flickr

Sony A7R III + Voigtlander 50mm Apo-L f2 @ f2.8; ISO 3200; 8 sec; 12 images stacked in starry Landscape Stacker

Best to all

Doug



Jun 19, 2024 at 08:41 AM
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