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06-02-2010, 06:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 Sl II Apo-Lanthar

when did this come out and does anyone have it ? very tempted to order it since it looks like adorama has it in stock


BA290K Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 Sl II Apo-Lanthar, CPU Integrated, Manual Close Focus Lens, Black, with Hood and Close-up Lens, for Pentax K Mount Cameras

06-02-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
when did this come out and does anyone have it ? very tempted to order it since it looks like adorama has it in stock
The Apo-Lanthar 90/3.5 SLII has been announced in February 2010 (Cosina releases Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm SL II: Digital Photography Review) and is now available worldwide. I have the previous version (SLI), which sported the same optical formula as the latest version. It's a gorgeous lens delivering top notch image quality. Highly recommended lens if you can live with the rather limited max aperture!

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I think it looks amazing, but how will it compare to a true macro when it has a close focus distance of 32 cm? The few photos I've seen look pretty nice...
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According to the Voigtlander website, this is now discontinued. Strange, as itīs a new lens. I looked at this just the other week but decided 3.5 is too slow, I canīt see any reason why it shouldnīt be 2.8. But it gets excellent reviews for sharpness & quality.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
According to the Voigtlander website, this is now discontinued. Strange, as itīs a new lens. I looked at this just the other week but decided 3.5 is too slow, I canīt see any reason why it shouldnīt be 2.8. But it gets excellent reviews for sharpness & quality.
well, they could. but that would mean they have to come up with a new lens design that would permit such aperture speed, thereby increasing the cost as well.
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Just ordered a Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 90mm f3.5 so will post some pics when it arrives. All I've read about the lens is good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
According to the Voigtlander website, this is now discontinued. Strange, as itīs a new lens. I looked at this just the other week but decided 3.5 is too slow, I canīt see any reason why it shouldnīt be 2.8. But it gets excellent reviews for sharpness & quality.
SL is discontinued, the SL II is now available.
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I hate LBA now someone just posted that the WR 100 macro is on sale or something and the price is close to the voigtlander, damn i hate tough decisions

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Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 3,5/90 mm SL II Close Focus

Received my lens today.
I paid 419 Euro (Foto Mundus, Germany).

Nice piece of manual glass. The focus throw is about 260 degrees!









With hood and close-up lens:
The lens hood consists of two pieces, a ring and a small tube. To attach the close-up lens the tube has to be removed


Maximum extension:


Minimum extension:



It is rather dark already, so I give you only this today:

With close-up lens:


100% Crop:


Elmar:

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07-31-2010, 01:25 PM   #10
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Thank you for these detailed photos and post. Hope that you will write a lens review in the Forum.

It looks a superb lens and your shots are impressive.
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Voigtlander APO Lanthar 90mm images

Some images from today, all with K20D.









100% crop:





















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I think you're not happy with it; please send it to me for further testing/comparing against my 125mm Apo-Lanthar!
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Sorry, I like it!

I just noticed that I have attached the close-up lens wrongly at first.
You have to remove the tube first:

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Mine finally arrived, sorry Peter but I won't be sending y7ou mine either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Some images from today, all with K20D.









100% crop:




















Very tempting! Which of your sample shots did you shoot with the close up filter and which without?
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