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04-10-2009, 06:30 AM   #1
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Voigtlander 125mm f2.5 Apo Lanthar SL II macro is so sharp!

This is an image I took earlier on this year. ISO 800 with aperture wide open f2.5







Here is the 100% crop of the hoverfly




The colour is rich and the bokeh is stunning. Good lens for macro shooting after all.

VL 125mm macro images

It has been sitting on the shelf for too long

04-10-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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That is an amazing shot, wow.
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This is surely a good lens and I see that a lot of copies are being sold in the marketplace.

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Good hold the breadth. And snap more macro with this wonderful lens.



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These images almost give 'bokeh' substance; as though it were material and not just an effect of the narrow DOF.
It looks like the insects are crawling out of the bokeh.
Very cool effect!
Great images James.
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ever sence i bought the 180/4 I have been looking for a 125 macro. But they seem to have been sold to those that wanna keep it

Maby after the summer
04-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #7
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I agree it is amazing lens. I hope this year I will have opportunities like year ago.

Pentax K20D ,Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 SL Macro APO-Lanthar
1/160s f/5.6 at 120.0mm iso200

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QuoteOriginally posted by melander Quote
ever sence i bought the 180/4 I have been looking for a 125 macro. But they seem to have been sold to those that wanna keep it

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Ever since i bought the 125/2.5 I have been looking for a 180/4. But they seem to have been sold to those that wanna keep it

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QuoteOriginally posted by augustmoon Quote
Ever since i bought the 125/2.5 I have been looking for a 180/4. But they seem to have been sold to those that wanna keep it
I hear ya. I'm kickin' my butt for not buying the 180mm when I had the opportunity.

The 125mm will have to pried from my cold, dead hands.
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Awesome shots, Ro! Maybe I'll get a hold of one of these sometime...but for now the economy dictates that I continue with my trusty Sigma 105mm f/2.8

The 2nd photo is my favourite. Was is it? Some kind of Ladybird?
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I consider the 125 to be the best lens available for K mount. I had the 180 too but I sold it because of the insanely stiff focusing ring and because the f4 aperture made the VF dim and it was hard to focus the lens. The 125 is a breeze to focus otoh.
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Those shots are just too striking. Some credit probably even goes to the photographer!

I always kick myself for not picking up one of the last copies of the 125/2.5 while it was still available from CameraQuest. Oh well, live and learn.

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yeah I'm kicking myself too....especially since the Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro planar on goes down to 1:2 and is nearly three times the price.
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Fabulous, some lenses are pure artwork
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I love this lens too..





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