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05-06-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Vs Pentax 21mm Ltd

Just read a good review about the Voigtlander its also a FF lens .

The pentax is fantastic too.

If I will get the Voigtlander and the 77mm I will feel safe for FF future

If I will buy the 21mm ad 70mm I will get smaller lenses and auto focus.

what to do?

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at 20mm you probably need AF less - just scale focus. and the 77 is AF as well.
If price were not the issue, i would absolutely go with the first pair, myself (own none of them).
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at 20mm you probably need AF less - just scale focus. and the 77 is AF as well.
If price were not the issue, i would absolutely go with the first pair, myself (own none of them).
Thanks. That's what I thought

I wish some one here had the Voigtlander .

I can only find information on the lens over at the Nikon forum and they all talking about how it feels like a Pentax.

Finally next month I will have an extra 1K to spend on lenses. I love the DA Ltds but I am still expecting a Pentax FF at some point
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I am just realizing that the Voigtlander is a very new lens

I am almost 100% sure to buy it next month ... may be I will be the first to show some samples

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Flickr: The Cosina Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 Pool

This is the flicker group pool for the voigtlander ... what do you guys think?

This lens on paper very appealing to me
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Still no word from Stephen Gandy re: the delivery date of the Pentax version of this lens. He sold out the Nikon lenses he had already.

...standing by....
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I see... look like both B&H and adorama already excepting orders.

I can see how this lens will be a big deal in the Nikon world..

For us we already have a 21mm pancake , but this lens is perfect for those who shoot film or like me hoping for a pentax FF in the future.

I am going to get this lens as soon as I am getting my pay check
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
Flickr: The Cosina Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 Pool

This is the flicker group pool for the voigtlander ... what do you guys think?

This lens on paper very appealing to me


Voigtländer 20/3.5 is great lens but I think that it´s not better than Takumar 20/4.5 (if you don´t need f3.5-4.5), mine is sharp enough also at f4.5.

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Another lens to consider

QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
Just read a good review about the Voigtlander its also a FF lens .

The pentax is fantastic too.

If I will get the Voigtlander and the 77mm I will feel safe for FF future

If I will buy the 21mm ad 70mm I will get smaller lenses and auto focus.

what to do?
rp:
Have you thought about the Pentax FA 20mm F2.8? It's a very good lens. Sharp, contrasty with good bokeh and very little distortion even when focused closely. And it is a FF lens.





I'm not the only one who loves this lens. Here is the link to our lens database:
Pentax Lens Review Database - 20mm F2.8

NaCl(should be a FA* lens IMHO)H2O
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QuoteOriginally posted by aCIDfire Quote
Voigtländer 20/3.5 is great lens but I think that it´s not better than Takumar 20/4.5 (if you don´t need f3.5-4.5), mine is sharp enough also at f4.5.
You have one? Cool!

They haven't arrived in North America yet. Stephen Gandy tells me that his shipment is due in the next few weeks.
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I am interested also... probably the last lens I will be buying in a while...

have DA70 already, and between 21mm and 20 mm... 20mm is more appealing (especially as that 180mm V makes all more appealing to ge another V lens) ...

at 20mm AF is not terribly important either... so might get it next month...
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at 20mm you probably need AF less - just scale focus. and the 77 is AF as well.
If price were not the issue, i would absolutely go with the first pair, myself (own none of them).
Is is just me? I find the mf harder with the wider lenses since often the subject tends to be farther away and smaller in the frame...

I love my mf lenses but I do miss focus on the wide ones more often...
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