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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review

  
 
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_jim_ wrote:
It's honestly hard to excite that much flaring in the 50/1.5 SC...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53600176056_a30ac61491_b.jpgSilvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53600156796_95d1e87403_b.jpgSilvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53600365628_2e526692f9_b.jpgSilvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

And a comparison with another modern-made single-coated lens the LLL '1966' (both at f/2.8)...LLL is in color, so not a perfect comparison, but you can see that it flares more.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53599300742_2e17da9757_b.jpgSilvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53617632331_2a4284e56c_b.jpgPinot Noir Vine by Jim Fischer, on Flickr



No kidding.

Here's my 50 1.5 II SC - in backlit conditions and I don't notice any flaring. Using a Leica M5










Apr 02, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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I tried willing my example photograph into this post, but it didn’t work: With the MC version, and with the Sun low and set in or near the frame, you might find rainbow flare streaks (I count 11 below the horizon) seemingly paying homage to early pride parades despite the even greater degree of adversity back in those “vintage” days than now. Sometimes a wash of deep magenta will inhabit part of the rainbow, but it doesn’t really matter who was wearing it so long as it works, right?


Apr 02, 2024 at 08:10 PM
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d.s. wrote:
I tried willing my example photograph into this post, but it didn’t work: With the MC version, and with the Sun low and set in or near the frame, you might find rainbow flare streaks (I count 11 below the horizon) seemingly paying homage to early pride parades despite the even greater degree of adversity back in those “vintage” days than now. Sometimes a wash of deep magenta will inhabit part of the rainbow, but it doesn’t really matter who was wearing it so long as it works, right?


Come to think of it, that could be an M10-R feature. I saw that with my Elmar-M once, too, but never any of my film Ms.



Apr 02, 2024 at 09:42 PM
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Desmolicious wrote:
No kidding.

Here's my 50 1.5 II SC - in backlit conditions and I don't notice any flaring. Using a Leica M5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51880645922_973f48ac8d_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51880645907_2da5b02167_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51881614986_6cfc19750f_b.jpg


Finally got around to ordering a Taab for my 50/1.5. Hope that I like it. The picture of yours with the tab inspired me.



Apr 02, 2024 at 10:23 PM
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_jim_ wrote:
Finally got around to ordering a Taab for my 50/1.5. Hope that I like it. The picture of yours with the tab inspired me.


Worst part is getting it on! From the lens mount I basically rolled it on. But once on it is so much better than the thin, sharply serrated focus ring.



Apr 03, 2024 at 09:55 AM
 


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p.20 #6 · p.20 #6 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


This is a lens I've been looking for a long time. I really loved the earlier 50mm f/1.5 back before I switched to 40mm f/1.2 Nokton. As I'm getting back to using Fujifilm after using only Sony for almost 5 years now, this could become my tiny nifty-fifty with Sony - and a wonderful portrait option for Fuji to pair it up with the native CV 23mm f/1.2. Just ordered the X-T30 II to be my fun little "pocket camera".

Anyone tried this with Fujifilm crop sensor yet? I know there is the native 50mm f/1.2 as well for Fuji, but I'm just not a huge fan of it's mushy-glowy rendering with a bit too "retro" bokeh for my taste. Plus it wouldn't work with my Sony.



May 21, 2024 at 06:03 AM
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p.20 #7 · p.20 #7 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


I am not using much of the 50mm FL but this tiny lens is such a joy to use when it does comes out to play.
** I also added a tab on this lens, now I am not blind anymore and can pre focus faster.





Leica SL3 CV 50mm f1.5 w/ ND filter.




Jun 10, 2024 at 12:16 PM
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p.20 #8 · p.20 #8 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review


Anyone tried this lens on Nikon Zf?


Jun 14, 2024 at 06:16 PM
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Silvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Silvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Silvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Silvershot Vineyards by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Leica M5, Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II SC (all at f/1.5 or f/2), Fomapan 100, Xtol 1:1

This lens is so strikingly sharp at medium distances.



Jun 15, 2024 at 11:16 AM
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