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02-28-2008, 08:00 AM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by thePiRaTE!! Quote
Hi Jay, somehow I missed rest of the album before, I really like #26 for its perspective and detail. Nice and clean shot - Picasa Web Albums - Jay - voigtlander_1... It has that telephoto effect in its images while still managing a comfortable FoV the 180... a gentle tele. Not short, not long. I really like the 125 for this sort of shot as well, maybe even a hair more.


Thanks for the compliment! You did a good job of describing that shot. My description to myself was "Jeez, that looks cool, wish I could articulate why exactly, chalk it up to the Lanthar!"

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite lenses.


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These lenses are really a great investment... I'm not sure why more folks haven't caught on to them. Its good for us I guess!

K.

Well, personally, I 've really liked the Voigtlander images I've seen for a while, but just assumed the lenses were all $1000+ each and impossible to get. I just recently found out the actual prices and where they could be bought. Other people might be in the same boat I was.



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The Voigtlander 125mm is such fun! The lens has completely lived up to its reputation. The only "fault" worth mentioning, and this is purely a matter of taste, is that I find the visual design (how the lens actually look) a little cheesy. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to have this baby land in my lap (thanks, Frank!), and in fact I think it might even completely justify owning a Pentax.

I took this lens down to Atlanta today (can't remember the name of the complex, other than that they had to remove 190 feet of soil to clean it up before developing it) and found a pretty bar in an otherwise average restaurant. No PP except for sharpening.

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QuoteOriginally posted by twinda1 Quote
The Voigtlander 125mm is such fun! The lens has completely lived up to its reputation. The only "fault" worth mentioning, and this is purely a matter of taste, is that I find the visual design (how the lens actually look) a little cheesy.
Believe me the look will grow on you, glad to hear you're having fun with it, there's more to come I'm sure ;-)

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03-01-2008, 10:04 PM   #139
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I guess I'm a fugly-luvr because I love the way the Voigtlander looks... So 'unuzeuwal'... But your not the first and won't be the last to say that twinda1.

Trying to be a cheapie and not get the DA* 200mm but use the 125mm w/the Pentax 1.7x AF TC, granted @ f/4 or slower, I gave the combot a working over these last two days. I'm still slow on the buttong press, composing too long and pausing @ 1/2 press, I had quite acceptable results.






I'm better suited to non-moving objects w/my lack of skills and propensity to use too slow of a shutter... (I started another thread in the critiques forum wondering about the bg in some of them)





Seven more of the series in the last shot here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photo-critique/21886-dog-art-distracting-...ix-inside.html

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i will be trying the same combination this weekend as it is suppose to be 40-50 here in jersey and a little bit sunny out.... ill be sure to post some thoughts on the combination and some pictures.
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Ok, I broke down and did it. I was worried that I would miss out on getting the 180 (since the 125 is no longer available). So I ordered the 180 this weekend. If my wife finds out, she will kill me to death... slowly.... twice!
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off topic , but tom, your avatar is a p*sser. I went to use my thumb to kill the gnat running around on my screen @ 1st glance!

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off topic , but tom, your avatar is a p*sser. I went to use my thumb to kill the gnat running around on my screen @ 1st glance!
Ha ha ha! LOL! I love it!

If you ever come to NE Florida, you will know why I use that image as my avatar. I am THE gnat magnet! I hate the little b@&%@#*$ !!! (Sand gnats - millions and millions of them!)
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After seeing so much rave on the 125, I can't hold it back anymore, even though I already have 2 other good macros. So I bought it at a reasonable price from Joele. The darn thing is sure heavy, and the design is not as cool as the new SLII series. I like to have a rubberized focus ring instead of fingerprint magnet body. But the optical surely make it up.

These are few shots from my garden (these little bugs just flock around this kind of flower)







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I bought 90, 125 and 180 at summer 2007. I used V125 very often from that time and as we all know it is one of the best macro if not THE BEST.
Last days during my visit in France at least I had enough time to check V180 and it looks that it is great performer too. Sharp, great colors, nice bokeh and what is important very small.


Pentax *ist DS ,Voigtlander 180/4 APO-Lanthar
1/350s f/4.0 iso200


Pentax *ist DS ,Voigtlander 180/4 APO-Lanthar
1/500s f/8.0 iso200


Pentax *ist DS ,Voigtlander 180/4 APO-Lanthar
1/350s f/6.7 iso400
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All I can say is I'm sure glad I'm already invested in these lenses or the old LBA would be kicking in pretty hard about now. Instead, all these great shots you guys show make me feel pride and an urge to shoot myself... ermm.. . haha, I mean, like, go out and shoot some pictures myself, lolz. . . I just cracked myself up, heehee. . .

Truth be told Piotr, I use the 180 as much as the 125 these days and by the looks of things, you know why! Love the first shot, well composed, exposed and detail to burn.

Ah heck, while I'm bored at work, heres a little 125 Mclovin' that was sitting on my desk to add to the pile for fun.

EDIT - thought I might add thats the K20 at 800 ISO as well.

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I have tried the Voigtländer 180mm with extension tubes. This combo provided good performance but it was cumbersome to use. Focusing was rather difficult because the lens is not very fast at f/4 and the extension tubes make the image appear even dimmer in the viewfinder.

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Abbazz,

Can you tell me which extension tube(s) you tried. Thanks.

I guess if you had issues with the image being dimmer, the longer the tube the worse it will get. If that's the case, then Penatx 100mm auto extension tube is out of the question for the voigtlander 180mm, right? (I was considering this).
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I'll be able to answer that in about a week



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Have you tried the voigtlander 180mm with any extension tubes, yet?

Thanks.
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...man, do I love this lens!

I recommend all to click the image to load the page where I'm sharing it from,
then click the "Get Original Uploaded Photo" link and look @ the 100% crop...
wow, the detail w/zero lens artifacts!

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Have you tried the voigtlander 180mm with any extension tubes, yet?
Here are some samples taken with the Voigtländer 180/4 wide open and 3 stacked Vivitar extension tubes (only resized, no sharpening). Sorry but I am not into macro, so these are rather boring flower shots:









That's not a bee on the 2 last pictures, but a much smaller insect measuring less than 5mm.

Cheers!

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