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I should try the 35/2 APO Macro X-mount.


It's a sweet little guy if you're fond of normalish close-focus lenses on a FF. It's not the highest resolution landscaper, but it'll do stopped down. The mid-distance draw is a mixed bag. No APSC lens with these specs is going to melt backgrounds, but there's a bit more structure in the bokeh and a decently flat-field keeping things better defined than some might like. Getting your subject to pop is going to depend more on lighting and distances between your subject and out of focus elements. The lens will not be helping. Still, it's got a nice gentile draw with people at wide apertures. If you can work everything else out, it doesn't disappoint for group shots and portraits. Where it really sings is 3m and closer.

It's nicely light, though a little chunky. I'm glad they went for 1:2 and kept the size where it is. If it interests you, now's a good time to try. Stephen Grandy has them on sale for $449 ($250 off). https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-fuji-x-mount/voigtlander-fuji-x-35mm-f2-macro-apo-ultron/



Feb 16, 2024 at 04:02 PM
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The CV 35/2 Ultron produces images that are quite similar to the Leica 35/1.4 FLE, rather than the earlier 35/1.7 Ultron, which has a smoother rendering. So, even though it's sharp like the f/1.7 version, it adds a lot of character to the rendering. I see it as a smaller version of the 35 Lux...and that black paint on brass is gorgeous!


How does it perform on Sony? Does it smear or smudge corners? The f/1.7 held up quite well on Sony.




Feb 16, 2024 at 04:02 PM
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freaklikeme wrote:
It's a sweet little guy if you're fond of normalish close-focus lenses on a FF. It's not the highest resolution landscaper, but it'll do stopped down. The mid-distance draw is a mixed bag. No APSC lens with these specs is going to melt backgrounds, but there's a bit more structure in the bokeh and a decently flat-field keeping things better defined than some might like. Getting your subject to pop is going to depend more on lighting and distances between your subject and out of focus elements. The lens will not be helping. Still, it's got a nice gentile draw
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I dont know if there is any diference with th Z-mount version, but at least on the not-so-many megapixel Zfc I think its very sharp all the way, and resolves great detail at most distances. If you look in the Voigtlšnder on Nikon thread I've a few samples SOOC.



Feb 16, 2024 at 04:14 PM
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freaklikeme wrote:
It's a sweet little guy if you're fond of normalish close-focus lenses on a FF. It's not the highest resolution landscaper, but it'll do stopped down. The mid-distance draw is a mixed bag. No APSC lens with these specs is going to melt backgrounds, but there's a bit more structure in the bokeh and a decently flat-field keeping things better defined than some might like. Getting your subject to pop is going to depend more on lighting and distances between your subject and out of focus elements. The lens will not be helping. Still, it's got a nice gentile draw
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Thanks for the overview! I prefer rendering with some structure so that's actually a plus for me. I wish I could see same sample images. Perhaps @Juha Kannisto own it and has some galleries to share!



Feb 16, 2024 at 04:35 PM
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freaklikeme wrote:
It's a sweet little guy if you're fond of normalish close-focus lenses on a FF. It's not the highest resolution landscaper, but it'll do stopped down. The mid-distance draw is a mixed bag. No APSC lens with these specs is going to melt backgrounds, but there's a bit more structure in the bokeh and a decently flat-field keeping things better defined than some might like. Getting your subject to pop is going to depend more on lighting and distances between your subject and out of focus elements. The lens will not be helping. Still, it's got a nice gentile draw
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Always excellent to hear your thoughts on a lens



Feb 16, 2024 at 04:56 PM
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In the spring of 2018, I sold all of my Leica gear to help fund a home improvement project. Later that year, I missed using the M camera and bought a M4. While looking for a M mount lens, I came across a Voigtlander 50 2.0 collapsible Heliar split from the 250th anniversary kit for sale by a member in a different forum. It's more of an oddity than a collector piece. It's a brass body lens, doesn't collapse very much and has half stop from 2.0 to 8.0 with 11 and 16 being full stops only. I have the silver chrome version which they only made 800. I paid around $500 usd for it and whenever I look at auctions, the price is all over the place. I really should use it more.




Feb 16, 2024 at 06:23 PM
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madNbad wrote:
In the spring of 2018, I sold all of my Leica gear to help fund a home improvement project. Later that year, I missed using the M camera and bought a M4. While looking for a M mount lens, I came across a Voigtlander 50 2.0 collapsible Heliar split from the 250th anniversary kit for sale by a member in a different forum. It's more of an oddity than a collector piece. It's a brass body lens, doesn't collapse very much and has half stop from 2.0 to 8.0 with 11 and 16 being full stops only. I have the
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Looks clean.



Feb 16, 2024 at 06:35 PM
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RustyBug wrote:
Looks clean.


It works pretty well, too:

M4, Voigtlander 50 2.0 Heliar Collapsible, 022 filter, TMX @ ISO 50, Rollei R09 50:1




Feb 16, 2024 at 06:46 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Thanks for the overview! I prefer rendering with some structure so that's actually a plus for me. I wish I could see same sample images. Perhaps @Juha Kannisto@ own it and has some galleries to share!


Hi Fred,

I do have the lens (bought a used copy last year). I didn't shoot a lot with it yet but it did well when I did. I only have two albums of shots with it at the moment:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VnYPc7xFdReRrAANA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pyqKcPpv8p5agVNm8



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Voigtlander 40mm 1.2. Middle distance rendering is the best of any lens.

Used to say the 75mm 1.5 but never use it because I have the Leica 75mm APO.



Feb 17, 2024 at 07:06 AM
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Bessa II


Feb 17, 2024 at 11:35 AM
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Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5 in ltm. Have shot it on IIIg, MP and MP-240. Works great on all of them. Extremely compact, and the ergonomics are just fine (contrary to some complaints I've read).


Feb 17, 2024 at 12:02 PM
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Love all my Voigtlander lenses. If I could only keep one or two it would be CV 40/1.2 and/or CV 50/f1.2 because they are my absolute favorites.


Feb 26, 2024 at 02:46 AM
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HelenaN wrote:
Love all my Voigtlander lenses. If I could only keep one or two it would be CV 40/1.2 and/or CV 50/f1.2 because they are my absolute favorites.


I am also loving the CV 50/1.2. A wonderful lens!



Feb 26, 2024 at 08:15 AM
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CV 50/2.5 ltm. My main focal length is 50mm. (It was hard to decide between this and the incredible 50/2 apoÖ)

CV 28/3.5 ltm also gets a vote.

The CV ltm skopars are just great, built so well with a lovely look.



Feb 26, 2024 at 02:31 PM
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hmmm. This is a fun thing to ponder.

These are my faves...

*21mm f/1.8. This used to be glued to my mirrorless camera (even though it played a little poorly with my A7RII). The combo of fast, wide, sharp and smooth are really appealing. I decided to start shooting film (almost exclusively) a few years back. Wide angle lenses are not fun to use on a rangefinder with an external finder for close-up focusing...you're just guessing at framing. Also, of all the Voigtlander lenses I've owned, this one (and the 50/1.5 VM ver1) were the nicest feeling/best built, in-hand.

*40mm f/1.2. This lens is incredible. The focal length, the size, sharpness, speed and rendering are so lovely. Sadly, none of my film cameras have 40mm frame lines and a friend picked up a CL and was in need of a lens, so I sold it to him. (Now...I miss it).

*35mm f/1.4 Ver 1 SC. The Voigtlander lens I've owned the longest. Tons of character. Sharp enough. Beautiful flare. Perfect size (but I wish the tab were a little bit larger).



Feb 26, 2024 at 06:49 PM
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I have the 10/5.6, 15/4.5, 21/3.5, and 40/1.2 all in E-mount. Not only do I love the images I get from each of them, shooting with them is such a pleasure as they are fairly lightweight, superbly crafted, and possessed of real character. They are all DCH lenses and will be passed on to my sons at that point. Steve


Feb 26, 2024 at 07:53 PM
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Good question. Thinking about this has made me wonder if Iím rather more fickle than I thought Ö.

Two years ago, I would have confidently said the Nokton 50/1.2. That suddenly changed to the 75/1.5. But, for the last nine months or so, Iíd have to say the APO Lanthar 50/2.0 (although Iíve also got a very soft spot for the Ultron 28/2.0).

The combination of the uniform, corner-to-corner sharpness and the rendering of the 50/2 is just amazing. But Iíve also found that converting to B&W in LR can look wonderful. Iíve got a roll of Adox CMS ISO 20 to try in my MP, which Iím mainly going to use with this lens. Canít wait!

Andrew



Feb 27, 2024 at 02:57 PM
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