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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review

  
 
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qqphot wrote:
Yeah i see now i should not have said anything. I do really like the cron, but it's not perfect. Fwiw I think focus shift is a function of the design of a lens, more than copy-to-copy variation, but I'm not a lens designer.


Without a floating element design, of course the 50 Cron v5 focus is going to shift a little when stopping down, but it shouldn't shift so much that is causes a problem with rangefinder use. I've had three of four 50 Cron v5 with so little shift that it was not what I would consider an issue that's zero shift in my book because I can't notice it (doesn't mean it isn't happening of course). But I had one copy that had focus shift noticeable enough to be image-ruining for rangefinder use at certain distances. It was particularly bad at infinity, where f/2 was perfect at the hard stop, but at f/8, infinity was no longer sharp at all.

Point I was trying to make was if you feel your 50 Cron v5 when used with the rangefinder is causing you to miss focus, I would encourage you to try another copy. I'm sure Leica would say my problem copy mentioned above was in spec.



May 22, 2023 at 07:33 PM
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p.17 #2 · p.17 #2 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Never noticed any shift in my copy.


May 22, 2023 at 08:14 PM
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p.17 #3 · p.17 #3 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Sorry, wrong topic

Edited on May 24, 2023 at 02:03 PM · View previous versions



May 24, 2023 at 01:31 PM
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jhonzatko wrote:
I'd like to ask your advice. I am still looking for the best way to deal with the 35mm focal length. I currently have 3 CV lenses (Nokton 35/1.2 III, Ultron 35/1.7 and Ultron 35/2 II) and I can't decide how to solve my 35mm focal length problem. One option is to have 2 lenses (a large fast aperture lens and a small lens) and use the one that fits best. The other way is to use only one lens and here I would like to ask if that single lens can be this new Nokton 35/1.5?
What is the better
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I think you need to be in this thread

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1784972

it is about that lens. This one is about the 50.



May 24, 2023 at 01:55 PM
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p.17 #5 · p.17 #5 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


For whatever reason (read: I have too many 50's), I don't use this lens enough...which is a shame. It's really quite nice. The size alone makes it phenomenal. A marked improvement over the version 1 in every way I can think of.

Jenny by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Goldie by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Selfie by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Jenny by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Leica M7, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Ver 2 SC, Fujifilm Pro400H.



Jun 12, 2023 at 09:01 AM
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p.17 #6 · p.17 #6 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


It is scary how Jim and I have the exact same gear!


Jun 12, 2023 at 09:36 AM
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p.17 #7 · p.17 #7 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


M-A, CV 50 1.5 II, either Fojak 200 or C200













Jun 12, 2023 at 09:47 AM
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p.17 #8 · p.17 #8 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Leica M-A, CV 50 1.5 II, C200




Jun 13, 2023 at 09:59 AM
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p.17 #9 · p.17 #9 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Violinist in Oregon Symphony by Jim Fischer, on Flickr
(Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton VM V2 SC @ f/1.5, Eastman-5222, Xtol 1:1)

Jenny by Jim Fischer, on Flickr
(Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton VM V2 SC @ f/1.5, Eastman-5222, Xtol 1:1)

Jenny by Jim Fischer, on Flickr
(Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton VM V2 SC @ f/1.5, Eastman-5222, Xtol 1:1)

Jenny by Jim Fischer, on Flickr
(Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton VM V2 SC @ f/1.5, Eastman-5222, Xtol 1:1)



Aug 03, 2023 at 12:50 PM
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p.17 #10 · p.17 #10 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Needless to say, this lens is exquisite and compact. It provides excellent image quality at an affordable price. I started shooting happily with a silver type II copy...



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Sep 01, 2023 at 10:04 AM
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p.17 #12 · p.17 #12 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Two from this morning with the Leica M10.












Sep 02, 2023 at 02:40 AM
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p.17 #13 · p.17 #13 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Lovely images everyone.

Has anyone tried this lens on a Fujifilm GFX or Hasselblad X1D/X2D?



Sep 06, 2023 at 10:13 AM
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p.17 #14 · p.17 #14 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


More photos taken this lens.



Sep 09, 2023 at 09:20 AM
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Sep 09, 2023 at 09:21 AM
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p.17 #16 · p.17 #16 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


I'm considering re-purchasing the CV 50/1.5 II now that I sold my Summilux.


Sep 27, 2023 at 03:16 PM
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p.17 #17 · p.17 #17 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm considering re-purchasing the CV 50/1.5 II now that I sold my Summilux.


They are like $500 used! Ridiculously cheap given how good the lens is. After I put a lenstab on mine, everything was right w the world. Kinda.



Sep 28, 2023 at 03:03 PM
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p.17 #18 · p.17 #18 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Desmolicious wrote:
They are like $500 used! Ridiculously cheap given how good the lens is. After I put a lenstab on mine, everything was right w the world. Kinda.


Which focusing tab did you use?



Sep 28, 2023 at 03:11 PM
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p.17 #19 · p.17 #19 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Fred Miranda wrote:
Which focusing tab did you use?


lenstab Mini




Sep 28, 2023 at 03:50 PM
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p.17 #20 · p.17 #20 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Desmolicious wrote:
lenstab Mini

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52031107005_1d82a07f8b_c.jpg


On the nickel Panda?



Sep 28, 2023 at 03:55 PM
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