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06-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #511
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I've posted all these before, if it stops raining I'll get fresh ones, but each taken with a different Voightlander:


The highly underrated 20mm, impossible to make flare:




The 40mm, a real surprise, a great lens:




The 58mm legendary dreamyness and bokeh:




The 90mm, probably my favorite, does everything from landscape to closeups, and great bokeh too:




The rare 180, I'm still learning about it:



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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
I've posted all these before, if it stops raining I'll get fresh ones, but each taken with a different Voightlander:
Wow, nice images! I particularly like the second and fourth; I love the colors in the second, and the 'feel' of the fourth.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
Wow, nice images! I particularly like the second and fourth; I love the colors in the second, and the 'feel' of the fourth.
Thanks Steve, you might guess my favorite of yours was the first one of the isolated flower, lovely.
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Huh! I never knew the 20 had such flare resistance. Cool! I've long admired the 90 and the 125.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
Awesome! I'm jealous, now (WR is cool in a macro!).

Lemme know if you think it has PD after you shoot with it for a bit. I'm curious.
I'll definitely let you know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Huh! I never knew the 20 had such flare resistance. Cool! I've long admired the 90 and the 125.
Check out this fairly extensive review (though the VL is being used on a Nikon), where he tests the VL 20mm against the Zeiss 18, and also does some flare tests.
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
Thanks Steve, you might guess my favorite of yours was the first one of the isolated flower, lovely.
Thanks, Les. I really like the first one better, but I keep looking at the second one because of the way it looks almost glassy in the OOF area (because of the frequency of the weave in the curtain). Just thought it was interesting

Incidentally, they're the same shot with different focus points.
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
Check out this fairly extensive review (though the VL is being used on a Nikon), where he tests the VL 20mm against the Zeiss 18, and also does some flare tests.
Actually, the review seems to be comparing it to the Zeiss 21, a much more respected lens. Not exactly a glowing review, but certainly not bad for the money. I personally might prefer it to the Zeiss because the Zeiss is just so huge and expensive for a FL that I just wouldn't use much (assuming I could still find one).

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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Actually, the review seems to be comparing it to the Zeiss 21, a much more respected lens. Not exactly a glowing review, but certainly not bad for the money. I personally might prefer it to the Zeiss because the Zeiss is just so huge and expensive for a FL that I just wouldn't use much (assuming I could still find one).
Make sure to read pages 2, 3, and 4 . . . more info and higher praise I thought (and the comparison to the Zeiss 18mm). I thought this was interesting, a guy (jcowell) who at first thought to sell his 20mm, but then liked it (the same has been true for me); and then a few posts down he compares flaring to another lens.

In case you get interested:

Other positive reviews, starting with our own Blende8 based on his website:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/51047-voigtlan...ical-ka-4.html

From Echenique.com (you might have to paste in the URL):

http://www.echenique.com/index.php/2010/02/02/cv-color-skopar-20mm-review/


Another Photonet review:

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL - first impressions - Photo.net Nikon Forum

A Flickr user group:

Flickr: Cosina Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
Make sure to read pages 2, 3, and 4 . . . more info and higher praise I thought (and the comparison to the Zeiss 18mm). I thought this was interesting, a guy (jcowell) who at first thought to sell his 20mm, but then liked it (the same has been true for me); and then a few posts down he compares flaring to another lens.
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I love these lenses, but I think I'll end up with the DA15. I just can't reliably focus manual focus wide angle lenses. I mean, I can do the hyperfocal thing, but I like to be able to shoot close up @ f4 and 5.6, and I can't focus 'em well enough. I tried with the Sigma 10-20, and just can't do it reliably.
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PD? (I got my FA43 today! I'm so excited ) This is my favorite of my first day with the lens:


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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
PD? (I got my FA43 today! I'm so excited ) This is my favorite of my first day with the lens:


PD? I'd say UE (under-exposed)....
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
PD? (I got my FA43 today! I'm so excited )
Do I see this right? Are you already whooped?
So what do you think of the results you get with it? Impressed?

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PD? I'd say UE (under-exposed)....
Yeah, it renders a little darker in srgb than Prophoto colorspace. I need to figure that out.



It's about half a stop difference. Still may be darker than some people like, but when you already like 'em dark... (well, it was sunset, and very dark out there anyway, and I kinda like the gloom, etc) an extra half stop is a lot.
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Do I hear right? Are you already whooped?
So what do you think of the results you get with it? Impressed?
Whooped? LOL. I like it so far. It's very interesting. Finicky, but rewarding I do love the limited lenses, pixie dust or no.
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