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06-24-2009, 11:10 AM   #46
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Hooti hoo

Cant wait to see your pics... I have been following this thread for too long

06-26-2009, 03:24 AM   #47
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My lens is traveling this way ... sort of, anyway.

In 3 days it has gone from Thousand Oaks, CA, to Van Nuys and finally to Los Angeles.

Must be patient!
06-26-2009, 10:06 AM   #48
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Mine is there:









I didn't buy the original hood since I already have a nice 52mm metal hood:



Will test tomorrow ...
06-26-2009, 10:11 AM   #49
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You have NO choice but to test it. We want brick walls pictures NOW!


Ah ah ah, just joking Good game!



But I can't wait to read more about this tiny sweety thing ^^

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Woah, the lens is crazy sharp.



100% crop:



Distortion is noticable:
Just a quick handheld test!


Comparison to the DA16-50 at 20:
06-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #51
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And what about the corners?
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I guess I'll have to live with the fact that I am not the first on the block to have one. Mine is currently touring southern California.
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Dear blende8,

I'm also very interested in this lens as an alternative to the Pentax 21mm & specifically for stitched panoramas. In that context, I'd be very grateful for any comments you could make on the lens wrt:

- edge-to-edge sharpness
- susceptibility to flare
- is the metering chip in the lens functional to the extent of allowing autobracketing to work properly?
- CA

Given that it's a Voigtländer I am assuming that center sharpness & build quality are admirable and that because it's FF vignetting is not an issue.

Thanks for any insight you can give.

Ludwig X

06-27-2009, 10:54 AM   #54
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The lens looks very nice. I am looking forward to your tests. Your lens tests are always thorough and very useful.

Dan

QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Mine is there:
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Will test tomorrow ...
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Given that it's a Voigtländer I am assuming that center sharpness & build quality are admirable
Exactly.
I did a few tests today.
What I can say already is that sharpness is very good.
I had no metering problems at all with the lens.
I will present some results tomorrow.

I don't have a DA21 anymore, but a Sigma 20/1.8.
A while ago I tested the Sigma against the DA21 and the Sigma was better in all aspects, except size.
So I will give some comparison with the Sigma.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Cant wait to see your pics... I have been following this thread for too long
I see that my lens has landed in Canada Customs already, I should have it by mid week.

Tell ya what, I'll let our friend 'Blende8' do the testing, I was just going to take some pictures. Kind of makes me feel like the bumbling court jester when I see his expertice on evaluating a lens.
06-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #57
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QuoteOriginally posted by LudwigX Quote
- susceptibility to flare
According to the few tests I have read about this lens (Nikon mount), resistance to flare is excellent.
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My copy arrived today - Yippee!
It is really quite small; I like it!
Focusing is smooth and precise and well damped.
The hood is small too, but functional.

(Now I need the 40mm to grow my Voigtlander family!)

We're taking a wee road trip tomorrow so I'll definitely bring it along and take some pictures that I can share.
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I've been shooting almost exclusively film these past few weeks, so my DA 21 isn't in use.

So I want this lens.... *drool*
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
According to the few tests I have read about this lens (Nikon mount), resistance to flare is excellent.
Do you have a link to any of those tests ?
Thanks
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