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Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?

  
 
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p.9 #1 · p.9 #1 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


hmzimelka wrote:
Its a great lens!

This lens needs a new housing, even with the same optical formula, I'd be all over it again. Mine got damaged, and I've considered re-purchasing it far too many times... its just a lens from an era where Cosina had more QC issues, so I'm hesitant chancing a bad copy... my original lens wasn't perfect either



Agree, just make it brass painted black! This lens is often overlooked, but it's as sharp as the 35/2 Ultron. Nice rendering too.



Oct 05, 2023 at 10:32 AM
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p.9 #2 · p.9 #2 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


I've had the 35/2.5 LTM Skopar longer than any other lens in my current collection. It is the lens I would stress test FF mirrorless cameras with.

I always liked how it would render on APS-C and still use it with a Fuji from time to time.



Oct 05, 2023 at 10:50 AM
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p.9 #3 · p.9 #3 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


I use this lens on an A7II for several years. I know it degrades significantly due to the sensor stack but doesn't bother me. I just love using it and the rendering is still fantastic. Not as nice as my 35mm 1.7 but I often use it more. I really enjoy using it when I'm in the city especially...more so than my 40mm 2.5 Sony.



Oct 07, 2023 at 08:24 AM
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p.9 #4 · p.9 #4 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Like this lens very much on M10M. Good sharpness, edge to edge. Great tonality. A real steal but also a very good lens....


Oct 07, 2023 at 06:51 PM
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p.9 #5 · p.9 #5 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Has anybody compared the performance of this lens in a leica-m with a modded sony body (think stack conversion)? Is the performance comparable?


Nov 12, 2023 at 09:45 AM
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p.9 #6 · p.9 #6 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


hanay78 wrote:
Has anybody compared the performance of this lens in a leica-m with a modded sony body (think stack conversion)? Is the performance comparable?


Hi, I use this lens on a modded Sony. I have not Ďtestedí the lens or compared it on a Leica body but I really enjoy using it and have zero issues.



Nov 13, 2023 at 06:18 AM
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p.9 #7 · p.9 #7 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Color-Skopar 35/2.5 LTM on Canon P with Ilford Pan-F.

It was dark and snowing, and Pan-F is ISO 50 so the aperture was close to wide open for this shot.

Parc Frédéric-Back by Brad Hurley, on Flickr



Nov 23, 2023 at 07:38 AM
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p.9 #8 · p.9 #8 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Voigtlšnder Color-Skopar 35mm on Leica IIIG. Tri-X. Red filter(?)



DSC_4886_small by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr



Dec 19, 2023 at 06:10 AM
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p.9 #9 · p.9 #9 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Has anyone tried an alternative hood with this lens? I want to try the LH-12 (made for Ultron 35mm) but not sure if it will vignette.

Thanks.



Jan 25, 2024 at 05:38 PM
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p.9 #10 · p.9 #10 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


I have a realy cheap ventilated summilux-style screw on lens hood which I use somtimes when the sun is harsh. Does not vignette.


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p.9 #11 · p.9 #11 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Forgot that I tried it on my nikon Zf. SOOC. Nothing special, just wanted to see how it would look. Same old LTM version.


DSC_1241_cs35 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr



Jan 26, 2024 at 05:12 AM
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p.9 #12 · p.9 #12 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


I've had this lens for a little while, mainly bought it for its diminutive size to travel with. It makes an M body almost pocketable. But I hadn't shot with it much, mainly because I hadn't done much traveling and also have a 35fle, so that's what I reach for. But in the last couple of weeks I gave the lens more of a work out, and... I'm impressed, It's gained my trust and I'll look to use it more, as a result I was thinking of picking up the 40 1.4 MC, same tiny size.

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Jan 26, 2024 at 08:28 AM
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p.9 #13 · p.9 #13 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


Lovely pics. I understand ignoring this lens, itís cheap and slow easy to overlook! But as your pictures show - it is a beautiful lens. I have tried many lens over past four years and it is truly special. I think it was more expensive people would respect it more or maybe if it was a Leica


Jan 26, 2024 at 08:54 AM
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p.9 #14 · p.9 #14 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


tri_fin wrote:
Lovely pics. I understand ignoring this lens, itís cheap and slow easy to overlook! But as your pictures show - it is a beautiful lens. I have tried many lens over past four years and it is truly special. I think it was more expensive people would respect it more or maybe if it was a Leica


You're 100% correct. I have a similar relationship with the CV 21 f/4.0, which I've also had some great shots from, though I think the 35 skopar is special in its own right, and at its cost, most M shooters should own. The 21 and this 35 or the 40 are about as compact of a wide-ish 2 lens kit you can get... no camera bag necessary.



Jan 26, 2024 at 09:40 AM
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p.9 #15 · p.9 #15 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?



robsonj wrote:
You're 100% correct. I have a similar relationship with the CV 21 f/4.0, which I've also had some great shots from, though I think the 35 skopar is special in its own right, and at its cost, most M shooters should own. The 21 and this 35 or the 40 are about as compact of a wide-ish 2 lens kit you can get... no camera bag necessary.


Interesting. What do you shoot the 21/4 with? I have a 21/3.5 that I am in the process of selling. I donít like it at all, itís a very good lens but too sharp and contrasty for me. I heard the earlier 21/4 was awful on digital? I have also read that the 25 snapshot skopar is rubbish on digital. I have a modded Sony and I think the older ones would be fine for meÖEdit: I prefer the look of the older ltm skopars, ideally Iíd like the 25mm snapshot to work with my modded Sony but the only feedback I have found is that the 21/4 & 25 are bad on early digital cams.

I also have 50/2.5 skopar ltm which I love, I find it like the 35mm - sharp but also beautiful. The recent 28mm & 90mm are nice but not quite like the 35/50mm skoparsÖ


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Jan 26, 2024 at 10:39 AM
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p.9 #16 · p.9 #16 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


is it usable in the nikon?

Jepser wrote:

Forgot that I tried it on my nikon Zf. SOOC. Nothing special, just wanted to see how it would look. Same old LTM version.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53336405162_b7a3a2073a_b.jpgDSC_1241_cs35 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr





Jan 26, 2024 at 02:01 PM
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p.9 #17 · p.9 #17 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


robsonj wrote:
I've had this lens for a little while, mainly bought it for its diminutive size to travel with. It makes an M body almost pocketable. But I hadn't shot with it much, mainly because I hadn't done much traveling and also have a 35fle, so that's what I reach for. But in the last couple of weeks I gave the lens more of a work out, and... I'm impressed, It's gained my trust and I'll look to use it more, as a result I was thinking of picking up the 40 1.4 MC, same tiny size.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53463794170_29edae351d_h.jpg
Untitled by Jonathan Robson, on
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Gorgeous.



Jan 26, 2024 at 02:03 PM
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p.9 #18 · p.9 #18 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


tri_fin wrote:
I am continuing to use this lens along with the 28mm & 90mm skopars. I have really enjoyed it. It somewhat reminds of a vintage lens in terms of tones and texture. I really enjoy the older Leica lens for their tonal ranges - gentle/ soft but yet still having sharpness. But with it being a new lens I have no age related issues and it weighs and costs very little. I have found that I prefer the skopars over the ultrons which I found too harsh in their rendering (excellent otherwise). The 35/2.5 has character wide open and grace
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What a lovely photo. Geez. Great work



Jan 26, 2024 at 02:39 PM
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p.9 #19 · p.9 #19 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


hanay78 wrote:
is it usable in the nikon?



As far as my short test perfectly usable on the Zf , the 25/4.0 Snapshot-skopar not so much.




Jan 26, 2024 at 02:44 PM
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p.9 #20 · p.9 #20 · Any love for the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 PII pancake?


tri_fin wrote:
Interesting. What do you shoot the 21/4 with? I have a 21/3.5 that I am in the process of selling. I donít like it at all, itís a very good lens but too sharp and contrasty for me. I heard the earlier 21/4 was awful on digital? I have also read that the 25 snapshot skopar is rubbish on digital. I have a modded Sony and I think the older ones would be fine for meÖEdit: I prefer the look of the older ltm skopars, ideally Iíd like the 25mm snapshot to work with my modded Sony but the only
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Well, I haven't used it much, I need to use it more, I certainly haven't tried it on the m11's yet. Interestingly I did think the 35 skopar performed better on the m11 than on my older m10r (since sold)...


Gunter Cabin by Jonathan Robson, on Flickr

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