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Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review

  
 
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Fred Miranda wrote:
I just got the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar "Type I" style lens. It looks amazing! While the Type II lens does focus closer at 0.5m and is about 30 grams lighter, there's something about the Type I with its black-painted brass barrel and clicky aperture that I really love. It also appears even slimmer than the Type II.


Congrats! The Type I is next on my list.

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Desmolicious wrote:
You ever thought about getting a close up filter for this lens? That would take care of the min focus distance.


I still think just unscrewing that silver post on the Type I will let the lens rotate to at least 0.5m before it unscrews off the base Been meaning to try this with my 40 2.8 but haven't yet.



Sep 02, 2023 at 09:30 PM
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p.12 #2 · p.12 #2 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


highdesertmesa wrote:
Congrats! The Type I is next on my list.

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I still think just unscrewing that silver post on the Type I will let the lens rotate to at least 0.5m before it unscrews off the base Been meaning to try this with my 40 2.8 but haven't yet.


Great news for the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar! Both my Type I and II copies of this lens are perfectly aligned with the rangefinder and well centered. In my experience, it seems that this lens will have very consistent performance.

What screw are you referring about?



Sep 02, 2023 at 10:41 PM
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p.12 #3 · p.12 #3 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Here are a few samples from the Voigtlander 28/2.8 Type I using the Leica Summaron 28/5.6 6-bit code. Vignetting is improved.




  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/2.0    1/60s    2000 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/3.4    1/180s    100 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/2.8    1/180s    100 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/2.4    1/125s    100 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/60s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/90s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/180s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/125s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 02, 2023 at 10:49 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Great news for the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar! Both my Type I and II copies of this lens are perfectly aligned with the rangefinder and well centered. In my experience, it seems that this lens will have very consistent performance.

What screw are you referring about?


The silver post that stops the focus movement at 0.7m. It looks like it could unscrew and allow for focusing below 0.7m.







Sep 03, 2023 at 07:23 AM
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highdesertmesa wrote:
The silver post that stops the focus movement at 0.7m. It looks like it could unscrew and allow for focusing below 0.7m.


Interesting. Thanks for sharing, I will check this out.



Sep 03, 2023 at 11:13 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Interesting. Thanks for sharing, I will check this out.


Removed it on the 40 2.8 just now, and it allows for focusing down to about 0.6m where the lens naturally stops itself and thankfully does not unscrew off the base. Hopefully the 28 will move further to 0.5m since we know the Type II does. Will post a photo of the 40 mod in the 40 thread.



Sep 03, 2023 at 11:15 AM
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p.12 #7 · p.12 #7 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Photos showing the Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Type I on the Leica M10-R:

The Leica 28mm f/5.6 Summaron is a slightly shorter at 18mm in length, but the Voigtlander is 2 stops faster and lighter.






















Sep 03, 2023 at 11:38 AM
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p.12 #8 · p.12 #8 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I got mine yesterday as well. Iím very happy with it so far. I still love the Voigtlander 28/2 but this is substantially smaller. I ordered another Tiffen filter from Amazon, removing the glass to make a mini hood like the 40/2.8. The 2 lenses together make for a nice range along with my Voigtlander 21/3.5 Type I.


Sep 03, 2023 at 12:20 PM
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p.12 #9 · p.12 #9 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


highdesertmesa wrote:
The silver post that stops the focus movement at 0.7m. It looks like it could unscrew and allow for focusing below 0.7m.


With the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar Type I lens, removing that particular tall screw post allows one to focus as close as 0.6 meters, similar to what you discovered with the 40/2.8 lens. While this feature might be handy for close-up shots in Live View mode, it might not be enough to justify the inconvenience of losing RF mode and not being aware of when the coupling stops working.




MDF with screw in place (~0.7m)






Removing the tall screw post






New MFD with screw removed (~0.6m at the letter 'm')




Sep 03, 2023 at 03:52 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
With the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar Type I lens, removing that particular tall screw post allows one to focus as close as 0.6 meters, similar to what you discovered with the 40/2.8 lens. While this feature might be handy for close-up shots in Live View mode, it might not be enough to justify the inconvenience of losing RF mode and not being aware of when the coupling stops working.


Sigh, I have to agree. These lenses focus just below 0.7m already, so we're not even gaining an entire 0.1m reduction in MFD. I had hoped this would allow the lens to rotate really far to something like 0.3m, but alas it was not to be!



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p.12 #11 · p.12 #11 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Thanks to LR's Denoise it's possible to get very low light handheld shots using the the CV 28/2.8 Color-Skopar wide-open.
Here are some samples:




  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/30s    4000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/30s    4000 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/30s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/30s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 03, 2023 at 11:43 PM
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p.12 #12 · p.12 #12 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I am really liking the 28/2.8 Type I. As I figured, it pairs perfectly with the 40/2.8 and the 75/1.9. Iím enjoying it on the Rhine River today along with other things 😁




  iPhone 12 Pro    iPhone 12 Pro back triple camera 6mm f/2 lens    6mm    f/2.0    1/564s    25 ISO    0.0 EV  







With the 28/2.8

  LEICA M10-R    0mm    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 04, 2023 at 10:29 AM
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p.12 #13 · p.12 #13 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


BruceRH wrote:
I am really liking the 28/2.8 Type I. As I figured, it pairs perfectly with the 40/2.8 and the 75/1.9. Iím enjoying it on the Rhine River today along with other things 😁


That's awesome, Bruce!

Let's see some sample photos, everyone! I'm sure many members on FM have this lens, just like I do.



Sep 05, 2023 at 05:26 PM
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p.12 #14 · p.12 #14 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


For the CV 28/2.8 Type I "black" mount, you only need to apply white paint for the 6-bit code. This is because the camera's 6-bit sensor recognizes the black mount as the black code.

I personally coded my own lens as the Leica 28/5.6 Summaron because it provides the most effective in-camera vignetting correction compared to other options I've tested.







Sep 06, 2023 at 02:25 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
For the CV 28/2.8 Type I "black" mount, you only need to apply white paint for the 6-bit code. This is because the camera's 6-bit sensor recognizes the black mount as the black code.

I personally coded my own lens as the Leica 28/5.6 Summaron because it provides the most effective in-camera vignetting correction compared to other options I've tested.


Did you already post examples w and w/o the Summaron code selected?



Sep 06, 2023 at 04:00 PM
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p.12 #16 · p.12 #16 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Desmolicious wrote:
Did you already post examples w and w/o the Summaron code selected?


Sure, I forgot to share it. On the top, there's the Summaron with 6-bit code for vignetting correction, and on the bottom, the in-camera code is 'OFF'. The Summaron corrects vignetting the most, but the Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit is also a good choice, and it might represent the lens better in the EXIF data.




TOP (28 Summaron 6-bit code), BOTTOM (in-camera code OFF)




Sep 06, 2023 at 06:07 PM
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p.12 #17 · p.12 #17 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review



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Samples (Golden Hour, backlit)

All wide open. (28 Summaron 6-bit code used)




  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/350s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/750s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 07, 2023 at 12:19 PM
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p.12 #18 · p.12 #18 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


From what I've seen so far, this lens renders the more costly 28 Elmarit, a difficult to justify expense.


Sep 07, 2023 at 12:42 PM
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p.12 #19 · p.12 #19 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


j.liam wrote:
From what I've seen so far, this lens renders the more costly 28 Elmarit, a difficult to justify expense.


The Elmarit has better flare resistance and vignettes less. But if it was my money... I couldn't justify getting one either over the CV lens.



Sep 07, 2023 at 02:59 PM
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p.12 #20 · p.12 #20 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Here are a few images from the other day in Mainz Germany. I am very happy with the rendering and sharpness along with the size of course. I think these were all shot around f5.6 to f8.




  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical VM Type I lens    28mm    f/8.0    1/250s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical VM Type I lens    28mm    f/8.0    1/350s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron lens    75mm    f/8.0    1/200s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical VM Type I lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/350s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical VM Type I lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 07, 2023 at 09:15 PM
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