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Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review

  
 
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I'm with Huss. let's see a few side ny sides with the 28 2.8 Elmarit M ASPH V2. Looking at the images so far, it's goinig to be difficult to tell between the two.


Aug 05, 2023 at 10:39 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


If only Fred could get hold of the OG CV 28 3.5 Color Skopar and test that against the new 2.8 version.


Aug 06, 2023 at 12:33 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


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The lens seems to have a very pleasant draw!

Had I to start over, I'd probably still choose the Ultron, but the Skopar comes very close especially considering the value proposition.

Pity about the vignetting. Seems excessive vignetting is just an inescapable Voigtlander thing. The Ultron for me seems pretty useless bellow f/2.8






Aug 06, 2023 at 12:39 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I see a very strong purple cast on the blue skies....am I the only one seeing this?


Aug 06, 2023 at 03:49 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I had the same idea

tsdevine wrote:
You able to try it on a Sony Fred?





Aug 06, 2023 at 04:46 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Thanks for the suggestions. I have requested a Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit (v2) loan from B&H Photo.


Aug 06, 2023 at 02:46 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review




Fred Miranda wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. I have requested a Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit (v2) loan from B&H Photo.


Looking forward to the results! Thanks!



Aug 06, 2023 at 02:50 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review



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  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/3.4    1/350s    100 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/3.4    1/250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/180s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Aug 06, 2023 at 02:57 PM
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Desmolicious wrote:
If only Fred could get hold of the OG CV 28 3.5 Color Skopar and test that against the new 2.8 version.


Fred, let me know if you’d like me to send you the 3.5 for a comparison.



Aug 06, 2023 at 04:26 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Is this Cv the LTM one ?

acjeske wrote:
Fred, let me know if you’d like me to send you the 3.5 for a comparison.





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Fred: how many copies of the Ultron II did you go through before this copy? The infinity performance you're showing from it is not what I'm seeing with the one I got... nowhere near as flat a field as yours at wider apertures. Or are you refocusing for mid-zone and corners? And on the M240 I'm getting pretty significant green/cyan edge color shift. Actually pretty disappointed with it. But your copy IMO looks better than the new 28/2.8, at least for technical infinity performance.

Are you finding that the 28/2.8 is stronger/sharper/more consistent across the frame at nearer distances?

thrice wrote:
Thanks Fred, that cinches it for me. I hate that little intense vignette in the corner, reminds me of the old OM 18mm. Even though it's correctable I hate it.

highdesertmesa wrote:
Are you talking about "dog ear" vignette that is just at the farthest corner? I can't tell if it just looks that way because the exposure is so high or what. The Canon 28-70 f/2 has that type of vignette at 28mm, and it's actually nearly impossible to remove without a custom radial mask (it has a normal vignette gradient that is addressed in post with the light falloff tool, but the dog ear part doesn't conform to the falloff, it's its own thing).


The 28 Lux does it too. It might be the hood. I haven't really noticed it with the Canon 28-70, but I haven't used it much stopped down for landscapes/cityscapes with a lot of sky.

Desmolicious wrote:
If only Fred could get hold of the OG CV 28 3.5 Color Skopar and test that against the new 2.8 version.


Hmm, I wonder who in the LA area might have one of those??

Malabito wrote:
I see a very strong purple cast on the blue skies....am I the only one seeing this?


I noticed this too and thought it might be a WB tint issue, but if not, it would be a pretty easy hue tweak in LR, etc. Sometimes a lens from a given manufacturer will have a different color/tint quality than most of that manufacturer's other lenses. This is exactly what I experienced with the 28 Cron ASPH v1. It had a slight magenta shift/tint compared to my other Leica lenses. The 90 Summarit was also like this. 90AA has a slight cyan shift...



Aug 06, 2023 at 11:19 PM
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rscheffler wrote:
Fred: how many copies of the Ultron II did you go through before this copy? The infinity performance you're showing from it is not what I'm seeing with the one I got... nowhere near as flat a field as yours at wider apertures. Or are you refocusing for mid-zone and corners? And on the M240 I'm getting pretty significant green/cyan edge color shift. Actually pretty disappointed with it. But your copy IMO looks better than the new 28/2.8, at least for technical infinity performance.



Just to chime in, my Ultron 28mm ASPH is pretty remarkable across the frame on the M11 from wide open. Pretty much the same as Fred's copy he used for his review ( I believe which has since been stolen?)

There might be sample variation or camera induced problems with yours. My Ultron 35mm ASPH for example was a dud on my M11. Harsh jittery details probably from astigmatism in the mid-zone that didn't clear up until f/5.6. Fred's Ultron 35/2 images he used for the 35/1.5 ASPH review/comparison looked fantastic compared to mine.



Aug 07, 2023 at 12:08 AM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


hmzimelka wrote:
Just to chime in, my Ultron 28mm ASPH is pretty remarkable across the frame on the M11 from wide open.

Was the same case for mine.



Aug 07, 2023 at 04:03 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


I got shipping confirmation mail for my 28/2.8 Black Type II from Map Camera now. It should arrive tomorrow morning as expected (tomorrow is the official release date in Japan).

I'll be using it mainly on my A7C so I'll report back about how it performs on Sony, but weather forecast for Tokyo for the rest of this week looks poor (cloudy and rainy) and I'll be traveling from Friday. I'm planning to take it with me to Finland for the summer holiday.



Aug 07, 2023 at 04:17 AM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Juha Kannisto wrote:
I got shipping confirmation mail for my 28/2.8 Black Type II from Map Camera now. It should arrive tomorrow morning as expected (tomorrow is the official release date in Japan).

I'll be using it mainly on my A7C so I'll report back about how it performs on Sony, but weather forecast for Tokyo for the rest of this week looks poor (cloudy and rainy) and I'll be traveling from Friday. I'm planning to take it with me to Finland for the summer holiday.


Just received a shipping notice from Robert White, the uk importer



Aug 07, 2023 at 04:55 AM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


tri_fin wrote:
Just received a shipping notice from Robert White, the uk importer


Nice! It seems they are well synchronized with the Japan release date



Aug 07, 2023 at 04:58 AM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Juha Kannisto wrote:
Nice! It seems they are well synchronized with the Japan release date



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Aug 07, 2023 at 06:04 AM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


@fredmiranda Thanks for reviewing the lens. Any plans to test it on a Sony body?


Aug 07, 2023 at 06:11 AM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Update:

The Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar M and LTM are now in stock at CameraQuest. The Black Type II has low stock until next shipment arrives:

Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar M and LTM at CameraQuest



Aug 07, 2023 at 01:46 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Review


Thanks Fred.
Just grabbed a black type ii
Joe D



Aug 07, 2023 at 06:31 PM
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