Lately I've been shooting with Voigtlander lenses

Discussion in 'Leica' started by rflove, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2014
    I just noticed that in the last few weeks I've been keeping the VC 40mm f1.2 on the M240 and Carrying the VC21mm f1.8 in the bag...

    Actually they are brilliant lenses. Here is a sample in color and B&W (courtesy of the Nik plugin). This was taken handheld with the CV Ultron 21mm f1.8

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  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I have the 35mm 1.2 II ASPH which is a lovely lens, it's just so big and heavy!
     
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  3. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    All the fast Voigtlander lenses seem to be big and heavy (like practically everyone else's). I'd like to try that 35mm f1.2 for sure :)
     
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  4. I have the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4 and Nokton 40mm f1.4 M-mounts. Both are quite small and light. Very nice lenses. The 40mm has a lot of "character". I'm using them on my CL since I recently sold my M-E.
    . . . David
     
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  5. cobbu2

    cobbu2 Regular

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    I use 2 Voigtlander lenses regularly; the 25/2.5 Color-Skopar "lives" on my M8 as its normal lens, sharp and compact, pretty much a pancake.

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    The other is the original 15/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar.

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    This lens has never let me down, one of my favorites!
     
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  6. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2017
    Modern voigtlander lens are very good. I am happy with my ultron 35/1.7. Here is a photo of my dear lab mate made with M240. I also have a 75/2.5 that I don't use much.

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  7. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 II ASPH M240

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  8. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Wow! Shallow DOF.....
     
  9. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Mine! M240 Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 II ASPH

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    I like the colours that come from this lens too.
     
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  10. rflove

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    Jul 13, 2014
    I took my M240 and 3 VC lenses to shoot for a real estate listing. I used the 40 f1.2 Nokton, the 21 f1.8 Ultron and the 15 f4.5 Super Wide Heliar.

    Can tell you which were shot with the 21mm or the 15mm because the camera can't recognize the lenses. However, you can guess by looking. All the shots were long exposures, shot at night with a tripod. PP in LR5 to correct lens distortion using also constrain cropping.

    The wind was blowing pretty good and you can see the results of that in the movement of the tree leaves and branches.


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  11. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    Haven't seen evening real estate photos. Great mood!
     
  12. rflove

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    Yes, I thought they would look great after I saw the sun going down... I shot a good number of images in the day time as well and of course lots of inside photos too. The agent was tremendously impressed by the quality. :D
     
  13. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    I cheated here, the images were captured with the Leica Q :biggrin:


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  14. 'Truth be known I've been shooting mostly with TL lenses on my CL lately. However, we went for a walk today around the neighborhood and I shot this image using the Nokton Classic 35mm f1.4 SC on the CL. Very active bokeh as expected. From a DNG processed in LR "Classic". 'Thought I'd share the picture.
    . . . David
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  15. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
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    I like the bokeh
     
  16. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    I used to have that lens as well. I agree that the bokeh is "busy". The latest CV offerings are quite a bit better in that and other respects.
     
  17. Thanks, Christilou. I agree. The bokeh has "character" and quite a lot of it. :rolleyes-79: Do I want such visual "activity" on all my lenses all the time? Nope. But I can choose it if I want it.
    . . . David
     
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  18. rflove

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    The bokeh of the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.2

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  19. rflove - nice image. Very pleasing and smooth bokeh.
    . . . David
     
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  20. rflove

    rflove Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Thanks David, just wanted to juxtapose the results from the modern Voigtlander lenses VS the earlier ones. These new VC lenses are actually quite impressive.

    This is the Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f1.8

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