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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Steve Spencer wrote:
Yes, and would likely be about a quarter to a fifth of the price when purchased new. The Voigtlanders ought to be able to compete well.


Yes, just like the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 Nokton already does!



Jul 04, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


A 90/2 could scratch the 100/2 itch you see posted around. I am personally curious if we’ll ever get “simple”—moderate speed, moderate FL—zoom from CV in either mount. Along the line of tri-elmars or a CY 35-70.


Jul 04, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


So conflicted between this and the 50mm F0.95. Both offer a somewhat comparable depth of field due to change in focal length but the 50mm is better at replicating that medium format feel. Both seem to offer decent resolution wide open with a great glow due to the spherical aberration. 0.95 will make the M9 and it’s terrible iso performance a little happier.


Jul 04, 2021 at 02:44 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


derKoekje wrote:
So conflicted between this and the 50mm F0.95. Both offer a somewhat comparable depth of field due to change in focal length but the 50mm is better at replicating that medium format feel. Both seem to offer decent resolution wide open with a great glow due to the spherical aberration. 0.95 will make the M9 and it’s terrible iso performance a little happier.


If you are using it with a rangefinder, the 50/0.95 will be much easier to focus than the 90/1.25. Liveview or Visoflex will be pretty much mandatory for accurate focus with the latter.



Jul 04, 2021 at 07:10 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
If you are using it with a rangefinder, the 50/0.95 will be much easier to focus than the 90/1.25. Liveview or Visoflex will be pretty much mandatory for accurate focus with the latter.

Thanks for sharing the review!

Optically I find the 1.25/90 superior to the 0.95/50, but I really would not want to rely on the rangefinder with a 90mm f/1.25 lens.
Already with the 2/90 I usually prefer liveview...

PS: The Zhong Yi 90mm 1.5 M review is also pretty much finished, but there are some mechanical details that needs improving for the final production model,
so I decided to hold it back until I know the actual release date and what the changes will be.



Jul 05, 2021 at 01:21 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Fred Miranda wrote:
Voigtlander 90mm f/2 APO anyone? ;-)

The last Voigtlander at this FL was the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 MC L39 LTM
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1626686


I would really like to see a small, lightweight non macro 90 APO like the old one. Just a little more robust and lacking the haze issues.



Jul 05, 2021 at 08:37 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
If you are using it with a rangefinder, the 50/0.95 will be much easier to focus than the 90/1.25. Liveview or Visoflex will be pretty much mandatory for accurate focus with the latter.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/373419737205?hash=item56f18d0075:g:SW4AAOSwktpfxuvQ
Would this help?



Jul 05, 2021 at 02:02 PM
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derKoekje wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/373419737205?hash=item56f18d0075:g:SW4AAOSwktpfxuvQ
Would this help?


I have never used that magnifier brand but the Leica 1.4x does help with the 75/1.5 and Leica 135 lenses. I get much more accurate focus with it.
Fred



Jul 05, 2021 at 02:05 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


I just received the TTartisan - indeed flares a lot - with a hotspot at 1.25. But unexpectedly crisp in the center wide open! Has anyone found a helpful hood?

Mark



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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


The review mentions a hood that could be Longer.

At 77mm filter size and not appearing to have Bayonet fillings, it leaves you push on (what else would need that) and Use of the filter thread. So look for 77mm thread hoods for Zooms starting at 85mm or 90mm or for primes.



Jul 07, 2021 at 04:31 AM
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markhout wrote:
I just received the TTartisan - indeed flares a lot - with a hotspot at 1.25. But unexpectedly crisp in the center wide open! Has anyone found a helpful hood?

Mark


Post some samples Mark! I was thinking the 90/1.25 could do well on the SL.
It would be nice to see samples with the subject at long distance so we can see how the transition zone looks in the OOF background.



Jul 07, 2021 at 08:39 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Yes, samples! I for one would love to see a flare resistance shootout with different types of hoods. This goes for other Chinese lenses too. Flare resistance is always the Achilles heel of these lenses.


Jul 07, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Am traveling, finally! Lake District this week, Snowdonia next. On intermittent cellphone coverage. Will post images when I'm back.

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Jul 07, 2021 at 02:21 PM
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derKoekje wrote:
Yes, samples! I for one would love to see a flare resistance shootout with different types of hoods. This goes for other Chinese lenses too. Flare resistance is always the Achilles heel of these lenses.


Whilst I am braving the Welsh rains I thought I'd share this website for if you want to try different types of hoods. Apologies - this is not specific to the 90mm 1.25!

http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/




Jul 11, 2021 at 02:32 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


The lens was updated for mirrorless systems for $ 435!!. I wanted to change my laowa 105 (Sony FE) for him, but the weight confuses me. Your opinion ?

p/s For Sony A7rm2 camera



Jan 03, 2022 at 06:09 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Just ordered the lens for L-mount. Hopefully they sell well enough that they release the other M-mount lenses in other mounts!


Jan 03, 2022 at 08:49 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Phillipreeve.net Review: TTARTISAN 90mm f/1.25


Both this lens 90/1.25 lens (1020g, 77mm filter) and the Zhong Yi Mitakon 90/1.5 (772g, 67mm filter) are way too big and heavy to use on an M body IMO. I wish one of the Chinese manufacturers would do a 90mm f/2 lens that weighed no more than 500g and took 55mm filters.


Jan 03, 2022 at 04:19 PM
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