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Curious how owners of the new 75 1.5 feel about this lens. What are your thoughts after using it for awhile?


Jul 08, 2024 at 09:29 AM
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I've had it for about a week now and can say that I am very pleased with both the image quality as well as the general feel and haptics of the lens. It's also the best looking one, compared to the VM and R-mount versions if you ask me. Do I wish it was lighter? Sure. Does it bother me? No. I chose the Voigtlšnder over the Nikon 85/1.8 S and som far I'm pleased with my choice. (That said, I've never tried the 85 so I don't really know what I might be missing).

For reference I used to own the 85/1.4D (which I really liked) as well as the 135/2.0 DC and 200/2 but I prefer the shorter lenses. I do still have the 105/1.4 but I'm pretty certain that the 75 will be my main short tele lens going forward.

And the experience with the 75 just made me order the 40/1.2 less than an hour ago. I've been enjoying your images with the 35 APO and really like the output. Would love to own both the 35 and 50 APO, but at the same time I prefer to keep things simple in order to avoid analysis paralysis when deciding which lens to take for the day. So a 40/75 would make a good two lens setup in my world and an added 28 would be all that I really need.




Jul 08, 2024 at 09:46 AM
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Iíve thought about the 40 also, because of the size and 1.2 but being so close to 35 Iíve diverted attention to the 75. 35/75 sounds like a nice combo on the zf. Maybe get a wide lens when they make one and be done.

I have the 85 1.8 but havenít used it a lot yet as Iíve been mostly on my zf and the apo and 50 1.8.

I like the idea of going just manual on the zf and using the af stuff on my z8.

sputnik wrote:
I've had it for about a week now and can say that I am very pleased with both the image quality as well as the general feel and haptics of the lens. It's also the best looking one, compared to the VM and R-mount versions if you ask me. Do I wish it was lighter? Sure. Does it bother me? No. I chose the Voigtlšnder over the Nikon 85/1.8 S and som far I'm pleased with my choice. (That said, I've never tried the 85 so I don't really know what I might be missing).

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Jul 08, 2024 at 09:54 AM
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Im very happy with the (15mm) APO-Lanthar 35mm and Nokton 75mm combo. The image quality of the 75 is very nice and it sits comfortably on the Zf without grip. The size and weight is what I would anticipate from a 85/1.4ish lens. I realy want to get a APO 50mm, but in truth it's the collector side of me talking. The 35 and 75 is a perfect match...


Jul 08, 2024 at 10:16 AM
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Excellent! I was worried about 15. I live in a pretty open area and felt 15 might be too much. Lower 20s, 35 and 75 is where my head was.

Iíd love to see some 15 shots as well as 75s if anyone has em.

Jepser wrote:
Im very happy with the (15mm) APO-Lanthar 35mm and Nokton 75mm combo. The image quality of the 75 is very nice and it sits comfortably on the Zf without grip. The size and weight is what I would anticipate from a 85/1.4ish lens. I realy want to get a APO 50mm, but in truth it's the collector side of me talking. The 35 and 75 is a perfect match...




Jul 08, 2024 at 10:22 AM
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https://www.flickr.com/groups/2778282@N20/pool/

This should give you an idea of how the 15 can be used.



Jul 08, 2024 at 10:24 AM
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newyork wrote:
Excellent! I was worried about 15. I live in a pretty open area and felt 15 might be too much.


I still do not understand why Cosina doesn't make a Z-mount 21/3.5. The (discontinued) 35/2 and 50/2 have likely suffered from the competition of the Z 35/1.8 S & 50/1.8 S. A compact, lightweight (230 g) 21/3.5 is a quite different tool from the Z 20/1.8 S and therefore could have good sales volumes ...



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Jul 08, 2024 at 10:31 AM
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Those look great.

RoamingScott wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2778282@N20/pool/

This should give you an idea of how the 15 can be used.




Jul 08, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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newyork wrote:
Those look great.


One issue I've heard of is samples' variation of E-mount 15/4.5. It should be interesting hearing from Nikon users if the problem persists.




Jul 08, 2024 at 10:40 AM
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Ripolini wrote:
I still do not understand why Cosina doesn't make a Z-mount 21/3.5. The (discontinued) 35/2 and 50/2 have likely suffered from the competition of the Z 35/1.8 S & 50/1.8 S. A compact 21/3.5 is a quite different tool from the Z 20/1.8 S and therefore could have good sales volumes ...



Absolutely agree. I use the 21/3.5 E mount dumb adapted and it is a wonderful complement to the 40/1.2. I worry that CV would release the 21/1.4 in Z mount instead, which would make no sense to me. The 20/1.8Z is already amazing and only a small collection of MF folks would bother choosing the CV 21/1.4 instead. The 21/3.5 is on the other hand something uniquely useful.

I similarly wonder about the 75/1.5 given the 85/1.8Z has a nearly identical entrance pupil, is significantly lighter, and is gangbusters IQ wise. Itís mostly down to MF affectation rather than utility to chose the CV. (Obviously there are other differences to those who care to notice them, but it is not as obviously distinguishable in function like the 40/1.2, 50/1.0 or 15/4.5 from the Nikon offerings).

The difference between 15 and 21 is enormous. They have very different uses and Iíd never consider one a substitute for the other.



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Ripolini wrote:
I still do not understand why Cosina doesn't make a Z-mount 21/3.5. The (discontinued) 35/2 and 50/2 have likely suffered from the competition of the Z 35/1.8 S & 50/1.8 S. A compact, lightweight (230 g) 21/3.5 is a quite different tool from the Z 20/1.8 S and therefore could have good sales volumes ...



Same here. Imagine Z mount 21mm Color Skopar in size and barrel of E mount version. Perfect shape and size, it would look amazing on Zf.



Jul 08, 2024 at 05:12 PM
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Iíd buy it.

21, 35 andÖ.not sure yet

phinix wrote:
Same here. Imagine Z mount 21mm Color Skopar in size and barrel of E mount version. Perfect shape and size, it would look amazing on Zf.




Jul 08, 2024 at 05:57 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Voigtlander Z mount 75mm 1.5 owners/users opinions


Hoping to see this on B&H soon.


Jul 08, 2024 at 06:44 PM
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It's interesting to review their 'modern history'. The 15mm had been around for a while then received warm reviews with the later version. The big release was the 2017 40/1.2, the 65/2 APO (and to a much lesser extent, a Leica style 35/1.4). Something for everyone, as they sought to see what would do well - as they still do today.

I certainly hope that the native Z lenses do not exist in a partitioned-off parallel stream to these fine MF optics. But is there much AF-MF cross-over at all? There is not much in Sony land where the delineation is sharp - you use a 40/1.2 and nothing looks like its images, same with the other CVs. We want more MF users, and now the cameras support the lenses so well! But users need to see them as very different from the mainstream native AF lenses.

Looking ahead, that 40/1.2 sits as the most likely success in Z mount, since there are many UWAs and macros; and the 50/1 and this 75/1.5 are really very specialised lenses, narrow niche products. I feel the cessation of the two APOs 35/50 Z lenses is a body blow, as incomprehensible as it is damaging of the Nikon CV range going forward.

We may never know the full story, did CV have unrealistic sales targets? I can only assume there are only a few in-the-know aficionados on the fringes.

Nikon has this illustrious MF tradition, so it is entirely unexpected. I doubt Cosina will 'design harder' and do a different 35/50 APO pair. For most of us MF people, these are 'never sell' lenses, and still sell well (after five years) both in M and E mount.

The 21/3.5 scrapping was a big mistake, it is a fine lens, one of my favourites. A souped up version would be great, like the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21/3.4.



Jul 08, 2024 at 08:34 PM
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Iím at either grab the 50 and have 35/50 for my zf and all else on the z8

Or

35/75 for the zf

I have the 85 1.8 but kind of want to go all manual on the zf.

Trying to ignore that thereís a beautiful 50 F/1 that exists.



Jul 09, 2024 at 07:30 AM
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I tried the 50/1.0 in (and outside) a store. It was realy nice but felt a bit big on the Zf and I put on the smallrig grip immediately. I prefer the handling of the 75/1.5, but that could also be my brain rationalizing a more afordable lens


Jul 09, 2024 at 02:01 PM
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newyork wrote:
Iím at either grab the 50 and have 35/50 for my zf and all else on the z8

Or

35/75 for the zf

I have the 85 1.8 but kind of want to go all manual on the zf.

Trying to ignore that thereís a beautiful 50 F/1 that exists.


I was certain that I was going to get the 50/1.0 sooner or later, but Iíve come to realize itís not for me (and my wallet is in full agreement). The 50 Apo is tempting me, but for now I think the 40 will suit me better. Again a 28/40/75 trio would be ideal. For now I will use the Nikon 28/1.4D to fill that spot.



Jul 09, 2024 at 02:07 PM
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The 50 1.0 price is bonkers. I couldnít swing it. Its size defeats my purpose for the zf too.


Jul 09, 2024 at 02:21 PM
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newyork wrote:
The 50 1.0 price is bonkers. I couldnít swing it. Its size defeats my purpose for the zf too.


An important thing to realize about the CV 50/1.0 is that at portrait focus distances it has noticeable outward field curvature. This, combined with the expected cats-eye and vignetting for such a fast lens, means that the background blur at the edges is substantially less than one would expect for an F/1.0 lens when shot at portrait distances. As a result when it comes to blurring a background across the frame the 50/1.0 does not have the advantage you'd expect compared with the 40/1.2. They actually come out quite close for edge background blur despite the rather different specifications.

Now the 50/1.0 has a lot of other things going for it (such as sharper performance wide open at closer focus without SA glow compared to the 40/1.2 and very little field curvature at infinity) that potentially make its size, weight, and cost worth it for many people. But be aware if you are really hoping to blur away a distracting background the 50/1.0 might not have the advantage over the 40/1.2 you'd hope for.

Anyway, we are lucky we are presented with the choice between two excellent lenses optimized in different ways. Both of these are exactly the kind of lenses that bring something new to the Z system that is obvious to almost any user (as opposed to the more subtle advantages of the APO 35/2 and 50/2 that require much more careful examination to appreciate).



Jul 09, 2024 at 03:02 PM
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newyork wrote:
The 50 1.0 price is bonkers. I couldnít swing it. Its size defeats my purpose for the zf too.


Buy used- I snagged a copy for 1050-



Jul 09, 2024 at 03:11 PM
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