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08-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO-Lanthar - my LBA

After two weekends with 125/2.5 it looks that it is worth every dollar I spent on it. It is great macro lens at least similar or better than FA 100/2.8 Macro. It is great portrait lens too. It looks that I will stop using FA 100/2.8 and K 135/2.5







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Congrats! You answered my questions.

(That last one looks incredible. Wow.)
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[QUOTE=Piotr;82633]After two weekends with 125/2.5 it looks that it is worth every dollar I spent on it. It is great macro lens at least similar or better than FA 100/2.8 Macro. It is great portrait lens too. It looks that I will stop using FA 100/2.8 and K 135/2.5

Piotr,

Those are great pictures ! Congratulations.

I am considering getting the FA 100 f/2.8 and looking at your photos I am wondering whether I should try to search for a Voigtlander instead. The FA 100 currently is around $500. I am not sure how much a Voigtlander is ... but do you consider the FA100 is value for money - or should I try for the V instead?

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wow the last shot is so close! Did you use flash or just tripod?

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Where are you guys getting all these Voigtlanders from !?!?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by VAV Quote
I am considering getting the FA 100 f/2.8 and looking at your photos I am wondering whether I should try to search for a Voigtlander instead. The FA 100 currently is around $500. I am not sure how much a Voigtlander is ... but do you consider the FA100 is value for money - or should I try for the V instead?

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In my opinion FA100/2.8 is worth something around 500usd - but Voigtlander is 639usd in cameraquest, so?


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wow the last shot is so close! Did you use flash or just tripod?
no flash, no tripod - handheld, 1/180s f/3.5 at 125.0mm iso400, it is crop, full frame is here 83396831 photo - Piotr Sobolewski photos at pbase.com


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Where are you guys getting all these Voigtlanders from !?!?!
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Excellent series Piotr. Seems the Voigtlander delivers great results in your hands. It is indeed a lens well worth its monney. I bought mine around 1 month ago and am very happy with it.
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wow. considering what OEM is charging for Macro lenses today, those Voigtlanders are easily worth it.

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Yea this is a beautiful lens no doubt. Id get one myself but Ive already got the FA 100 and I dont do macro that much so I cant really justify it. Too bad they stopped making more of these.
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btw I think you should print and frame that last shot, I think it would look great on a print.
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Amazing pictures, beautifully done.
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Where are you guys getting all these Voigtlanders from !?!?!
There are some advertised as being available here:
FOR SALE

Scroll down to the bottom of the page - Pentax KA mount only. Sale price is $639. I cannot authenticate the reliability of the dealer, however, since I have had no dealings there.
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$639 is unfortunately past my budget and the cost of my K100D ($530 new) and I just recently got my 90/2.8 Vivitar. Thanks for the info though!
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QuoteOriginally posted by baldeagle21b Quote
There are some advertised as being available here:
FOR SALE

Scroll down to the bottom of the page - Pentax KA mount only. Sale price is $639. I cannot authenticate the reliability of the dealer, however, since I have had no dealings there.
I have ordered my Voigtlander from them and they were reliable. I have ordered the lens and it was delivered within a few days (from California to Switzerland).
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first image is beautiful.
I've heard nothing but praise about the Voigtlanders
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